Written answers

Thursday, 19 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Greater Manchester Combined Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 114087 on Transport for Greater Manchester and Transport for London: Finance, how much funding...

    • Quarantine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether people who have recently recovered from covid-19, and who have a recent positive antibody test, can be exempt of quarantine measures, upon...

      Airlines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that airlines are providing swift refunds to passengers in the event of disruption due to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has published for councils wanting to put in places measures under the Active Travel Scheme.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what powers local residents have to influence plans introduced under the Active Travel Scheme.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department plans to achieve under the Active Travel Scheme.

      Cycling and Walking: South Northamptonshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to promote active travel; and if he will allocate funding to support the creation of a cycleway and footpath through...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has been made by (a) his Department and (b) the Network Rail Earthworks Management Taskforce of the role that the Hubble vegetation...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made with the deployment by Network Rail of the Hubble vegetation management tool since it was awarded First of a Kind funding...

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the merits of Network Rail's proposal in the Traction Decarbonisation Network Strategy to electrify the...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance he has issued to Network Rail on testing the availability of existing solutions from suppliers before investing in new technologies.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what oversight and governance arrangements are in place for his Department to scrutinise decisions by Network Rail on the expenditure of its research...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the two-year period for passing a practical driving test from the date of...

      Railway Stations: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether, as part of Emergency Measures Agreements with Train Operating Companies, his Department will review the use and function of Network Rail...

      Tunnels: Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from archaeological groups on objections to the Stonehenge Tunnel; and what plans he has to address the objections.

      A27: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the estimated total cost is of the recently announced preferred route for the A27 Arundel bypass; and what the expected timescale is to completion.

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on hit-and-run collisions involving (a) pedestrians, (b) cyclists and (c) motorcyclists in...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental impact of HS2.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken to ensure the safety of key workers who travel to work by train during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on implementing technology to help passengers socially distance while travelling on rail services during the...

      Railway Stations: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of trends in rail passenger usage of (a) Coventry station and (b) all stations in the West Midlands in the last five...

      Railway Stations: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2020 to Question 107101 on Railway Stations: Taxis, whether his Department has had discussions with (a) train...

      Transport for Greater Manchester and Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding (a) Transport for London and (b) Transport for Greater Manchester has received from the Government for (i) capital projects and (ii)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it a legal requirement for employers to allow all pregnant women who pass (a) 20 weeks or (b) 28 weeks...

    • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional financial assistance will be provided to the Northern Ireland Executive for the purchase of covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the cost per unit is of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine to the UK.

      Vaccine Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the minutes of the most recent meeting of the Vaccine Taskforce.

      Vaccine Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on which dates the Vaccine Taskforce has met since March 2020.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to bring forward an employment Bill.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to review the adequacy of the underwriting and risk processes required in advance of an...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with Bounce Back Loan Scheme lenders on access to credit for businesses that...

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answers of 7 September 2020 to Question 82123 and of 10 November 2020 to Question 908549, for what...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the time required to fully train each apprentice installer of domestic heat pumps.

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to bring forward an employment Bill.

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 113087, what recent assessment he has made of the timeframe for...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what criteria were used to define essential retail in relation to the guidance issued on the additional public health...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November to Question 110780, whether his Department has held discussions with the (a)...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November to Question 110779, whether his Department has held discussions since 2016 with...

      Nuclear Power: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has held with HM Treasury on the potential merits of coordinating the...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has in the forthcoming employment bill to include flexible working as standard; and what assessment he...

      Energy: White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the energy White Paper.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK car industry of tariffs in the event that no agreement is...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether a person who has been informed by letter that they are clinically extremely vulnerable and should not go to work can be...

      Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of including energy from waste incineration...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the disproportionate effect of the extended closure...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the levels of covid-19 transmission in (a) hair, (b) beauty and (c) spa and...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether hair, beauty, spa and wellness salons, barbershops and mobile services are classified as (a) non-essential...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what additional support his Department is providing to assist the Northern Ireland Executive in acquiring covid-19 vaccines.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to incorporate the recommendations from the Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines into the work of the...

    • Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to deliver ring-fenced funding of continence services under the NHS Long Term Plan; and what the timescale is for...

      Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's timeframe is for rolling out the Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines across the Integrated Care Systems and...

      Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when covid-19 vaccines purchased by the Government will be available in Northern Ireland.

      Coronavirus: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the covid-19 vaccines purchased by the NHS will be provided to Northern Ireland.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the primary supplier of NHS scrubs is.

      Department for Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to provide an Answer to Question 88395 tabled by the hon. Member for City of Durham on 10 September 2020.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish the evidence underpinning the Government guidance dated 5 November 2020 on visiting care homes.

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with the National Association of Funeral Directors to inform the guidance for conducting funerals...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to help ensure resumption of (a) Tier 3 and (b) Tier 4 weight management services continue during the...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support long-term weight loss; and if he will make a statement.

      Obesity: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Department has to improve healthcare services dedicated to adolescents with obesity.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2020 to Question 101055 on Breast Cancer: Screening, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Care Homes: DNACPR Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with the care sector on the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders in response to concerns on their use in care...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of providing funding for an earlier than planned pay rise for staff subject to the Agenda for Change system.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring that pay increases for NHS staff under the Agenda for...

      NHS Pay Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the remit letters for the NHS Pay Review Body for 2021-22 will be issued; and for what reasons they have not already been issued.

      Doctors and Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many vacant positions there are for (a) nurses and (b) doctors in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands and (iii) England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of missed and late cancelled covid-19 tests for each testing centre in the UK to date.

      Babies: Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve awareness among (a) healthcare professionals and (b) the general public of the symptoms of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to help diagnostic companies who supply covid-19 tests and are unable to renew their relevant insurance to meet his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Bolton South East of 15 July 2020 on the implementation of the...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people who have received a faecal immunochemical positive test result through bowel cancer screening are awaiting a diagnostic...

      NHS: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is the Government is taking to ensure that the NHS is the safest healthcare system in the world for both patients and staff.

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is available for young people and adults who self-harm during the covid-19 pandemic; and how much the Government spent in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that the Chief Dental Officer at NHS England responds to the letter of 7 September 2020 from the hon....

      Agmatine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the legalisation of the supplement Agmatine for medical purposes.

      Fertility: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that Clinical Commissioning Groups across the country follow the NICE guidance on fertility and the...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many notification forms were received where the second abortion pill only was taken at home after 10 weeks, in 2019.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 27 December 2018 approval of the home of a pregnant woman in England who is undergoing treatment for termination of...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication on 1 October 2020 of supplementary analysis of the January-June 2020 abortion statistics, what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what procurement arrangements he is putting in place for businesses wishing to provide logistical support to the planned covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the daily testing capacity of covid-19 testing sites in Rotherham was in the week commencing 7 September 2020; and how many tests...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the National Prioritisation Framework for a covid-19 vaccine.

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations his Department has received from the British Society for Heart Failure on changes in the level of patients who are...

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to accommodate a potential increase in cases of heart failure arising from delayed presentation and treatment for...

      Suicide: Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on the establishment of suicide bereavement support services.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will make an assessment of expanding the rule of six for Christmas day 2020.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in England have been diagnosed with (a) depression and (b) anxiety since March 2020.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent information his Department holds on how many schools in England are operating on a rota system whereby not all school years are attending...

    • Dance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether dance schools can open for (a) training and rehearsal without an audience and (b) supervised activities for children during the November 2020...

      Music: Private Tutors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will amend the guidance on the teaching of music in private homes during the covid-19 outbreak to ensure that it includes the private home of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what advice his Department is providing to schools on parents who wish to keep their children at home in self-isolation because a member of the...

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of school fires on levels of educational attainment.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to prioritise school staff for covid-19 testing.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answers of 4 November 2020 to Question 109149 on Remote Education: Merton and of 13 November 2020 to Question 109150 on Remote...

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason overall school attendance was 89 per cent on 5 November 2020 in England when only 4 per cent of students were recorded as absent for...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to provide schools in England with additional funding to fund supply teachers needed to cover for staff who are...

      Qualifications: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Government plans to produce before the end of the autumn 2020 term transparent and standard contingency assessment plans and processes for...

      Secondary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing secondary schools in England to end the autumn 2020 term a week early to help...

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in England were told on 24 October 2020 by his Department that their allocation of laptops for disadvantaged pupils had been reduced.

      Education: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will reconsider its decision not to conduct an assessment of the academic publishing industry's pricing and licensing practices for...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse is of his Department's contracts with (a) accountancy and (b) auditing for the purposes of supporting universities...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to announce Additional High Needs funding to March 2024; and whether he plans that funding will be based on an assessment of local...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the overall funding for the pupil premium has been increased in line with the increase in the number of pupils who are eligible for free...

      Breakfast Clubs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding his Department provides to support breakfast clubs in England; how many (a) schools that funding is allocated to and (b) children...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education in the Adjournment debate on Children in the Care...

      Home Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that home-educated students are taken account of when his Department is forming its policy on the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of violence and self-harm in prisons in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England; and what...

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support prisoners on release in (a) the West Midlands and (b) England.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) directly and (b) non-directly employed prison staff who are instructed to (i) self-isolate in response to track and trace or (ii) shield are...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 65 of Her Majesty’s Inspector of Prisons’ Annual Report 2019-20, what assessment he has made of the implications for...

      Prisons: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of prisoners in the (a) adult male, (b) adult female and (c) youth estate have access to (i) in-cell telephony and (ii)...

      Young Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to accelerate the identification of accommodation for children released from custody.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Written Statement of 13 October 2020, Official Report HCWS506, Adult Skills and National Retraining Scheme Update, what assessment he...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 98913 on Prisons: Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to Prison...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve contact between children in young offender institutions and their (a) parents, (b) carers and (c) friends.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 98913 on Prisons: Education, when he plans for Prison Education Framework providers to return to...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2020 to Question 98913 on Prisons: Education, which suppliers have accepted offers of supplier relief from his...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a right to review for children held in custody cells for more than 20 hours per day.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure the involvement of (a) prison educators, (b) education unions and (c) other stakeholders in the development of the...

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of care proceedings cases have not been heard within the six month limit in each of the last three years.

      Juries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among jurors by court.

      Prisoners on Remand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the extension to custody time limits on the number of people being held in pre-trial custody.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to introduce Nightingale courts with secure docks.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among the (a) staff, (b) judiciary and (c) users of each court.

      Courts: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the annual cost is of running specialist domestic violence courts.

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many police forces in England have opted out of the use of video links to courts.

      Magistrates: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on the morale of magistrates of HM Courts and Tribunals Service's decision to no longer deliver certificates...

      Courts: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many specialist domestic violence courts have been in operation in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list the key performance indicators specified by Prison Education Framework contracts.

      Administrative Law Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will ensure that submissions to the Independent Review of Administrative Law are published.

      Ministry of Justice: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of staff in agencies sponsored by his Department are working from home.

      Ministry of Justice: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of (a) HM Courts and Tribunals Service, (b) HM Prison and Probation Service and (c) Crown Prosecution Service staff are...

      Remand in Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of cases in which pre-trial custody has been extended under the provisions in Prosecution of Offences (Custody...

      Recorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much his department has spent on Recorder sitting days in each of the last 10 years.

      Recorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the number of Recorder sitting days will be restored to pre covid-19 levels.

      Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of criminal trials have been listed without a firm date in each quarter of the last three years on each of the seven regional circuits.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the abolition of Indeterminate Sentences for Public Protection (IPP) in 2012, whether everyone given an IPP sentence has had their...

      Forced Marriage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been successfully prosecuted for predatory marriage under section 121 of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014.

      Wills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether the automatic revocation of wills upon marriage provides a potential incentive for predatory...

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what additional financial support he plans to provide to funeral directors to help them manage attendance requests from self-isolating relatives of the...

  • Treasury

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending eligibility for the Self Employment income Support Scheme to people for whom...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) men, (b) women and (c) other gender identities who have made claims under the extended...

      Transfer Pricing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what penalties apply to multinational companies that fail to submit required transfer pricing information within the deadline set by HMRC.

      Multinational Companies: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to allocate additional resources to HMRC to support the investigation of multinational companies that report profits in other countries...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency plans he has with respect to the UK's future relationship with the EU in the event of manufacturers encountering difficulties with...

      Customs: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when definitive advice will be available for removal companies on the customs documentation they will need from their customers in order to facilitate the...

      Shipping: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 pandemic on income tax reliefs granted under the Seafarers Earnings Deduction in...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the eligibility criteria for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme prior to the application process opening for the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether public sector workers who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and who cannot work from home, are eligible to be furloughed under the extended Job...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions on extending the reduction in VAT for the hospitality sector until March 2021 to hair, beauty, spa and wellness services.

      Shipping: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual total of the Seafarers Earnings Deduction was in each year from 2006-07 to 2019-20.

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential long-term effects of the covid-19 outbreak on women’s (a) pay and (b) employment.

      Equal Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that progress in closing the gender pay gap is not adversely affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional support, beyond the Discretionary Grant Fund scheme, he will provide to businesses ineligible for Government grants or loans, during the...

      TUI UK: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with TUI on that company's position on furlough for its permanent part year employees.

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the plastic packaging tax on businesses that produce 100 per cent compostable and bio-based packaging; and if...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the adequacy of financial support for people working in social...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans in the forthcoming spending review to announce Additional High Needs funding to March 2024, with that funding allocated to councils based...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will make it his policy to ensure that Government policy on food (a) security and (b) supply complies with...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the planned timescale is for reaching a decision on whether his Department will be a (a) reserved or (b)...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made for the implications of his policies of reports that Iran has installed advanced...

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Saudi Arabian Government on (a) releasing prisoners of conscience in that...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the permanent members of the UN Security Council on the report of 11 November...

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 111563, if he will raise the detention and treatment of all...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has taken steps to condemn the Government of Iran for reportedly plotting to bomb an Iranian opposition...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 106362 on Overseas Aid, which Government departments applied...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2020 to Question 102832 on Overseas Aid, which Government departments applied...

      Loujain al-Hathloul

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Saudi Arabian counterpart on the release on medical and compassionate...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 106363 on Overseas Aid and pursuant to his oral contribution...

      Overseas Aid: Gulf States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 106364 on Overseas Aid, how many projects for each of the...

      Race in the Workplace Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to publish the MacGregor Review of consular cases.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that the provision of (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c) hygiene to...

      Denmark: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how long the restrictions on travel and movement of goods out of Denmark will last.

      Aleksandr Lukashenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of imposing further sanctions...

      British Institute At Ankara: Seeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Turkish counterpart on the seizure of the British Archaeobotanical seed...

      Peru: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Peruvian Government on recent civil unrest in that country.

      Overseas Aid: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has undertaken an assessment of the adequacy of audit arrangements for UK aid since his...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the political situation in Ethiopia.

      Famagusta: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his Turkish counterpart condemning the recent visit of President Erdogan to Varosha.

      Jamaica: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support people affected by flooding in Jamaica.

      Georgia: Consent to Medical Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he plans to hold with his US counterpart on allegations of forced hysterectomies on women in ICE...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Permanent Under-Secretary and Head of the Diplomatic Service to the...

      Fossil Fuels: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government plans to announce an end to UK funding for fossil fuels overseas to include (a) Overseas...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the oral Answer of the Secretary of State for Defence of 21 September 2020, Official Report, column 618, on his undertaking to place the...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the 2020 US Presidential election on future co-operation with the US on (a) NATO...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Integrated Review.

      China: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the types of threats posed by China; and if he will make a statement.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the quality of accommodation in (a) Stockport and (b) Liverpool for service personnel supporting mass covid-19 testing.

      Defence: Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date he plans to publish a defence space skills strategy.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many covid-19 related Military Aid to Civilian Authority (MACA) requests have been closed since March 2020; and if he will list those closed requests.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants who started a universal credit claim in March 2020 have been exempt from the benefit cap due to the...

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how may new universal credit claimants have been affected by the benefit cap since 23 March 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to amend the length of the benefit cap grace period.

      Kickstart Scheme: Sole Traders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether sole traders are eligible to apply for Kickstart funding via a Kickstart gateway.

      Jobcentres: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent work coaches stopped working for her Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to (a) ensure that employers undertake covid-19 risk assessments for pregnant employees and (b) act in accordance...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Sharing Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Health and Safety Executive on responding to the finding by the High Court that the Government has not...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending eligibility for the attendance allowance to people in care homes who self-fund.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2020 to Question 93723, what comparative assessment she has made of the rate of successful applications...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2020 to Question 93723 on Pension Credit, what the comparative rate of successful applications was (a)...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of providing women born in the 1950s early access to (a) state pensions and (b) pension credit in...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is providing to women born in the 1950s not yet in receipt of (a) state pension or (b) pension credit to mitigate...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the level of Statutory Sick Pay for people who have (a) tested positive for...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on her Department's staffing levels.

      Support for Mortgage Interest: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to reverse the changes made to Support for Mortgage Interest due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the time taken to process a universal credit complaint.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what contingency plans he has with respect to the UK's future relationship with the EU in the event of food shortages in...

    • Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported into Great Britain under the Pet Travel Scheme by (a) an individual owner, (b) a rehoming...

      Pesticides: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the draft National Action Plan on the Sustainable Use of Pesticides will include a commitment to phase out local...

      Arla Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Arla on the relocation of its production capacity to the UK in the event of tariffs being...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of adopting a target of 70 per cent recycling by 2030.

      Water Companies: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of sanctions available to the Environmental Agency for water and...

      Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the deadline is for derogation applications for 2021 for farms in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones.

      Salcey Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make funding available to support the restoration of the Tree Tops Walk at Salcey Forest.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of a capital investment programme to support reuse,...

  • Home Office

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what number and proportion of suspects in criminal cases have been bailed to return in each of the last five years.

    • Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of anti-social behaviour in relation to the discharge of fireworks in (a) Sefton,...

      Immigration: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will waive the Immigration Health Surcharge for British Nationals (Overseas) who apply for UK visas from January 2021.

      Immigrants: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has in place to support non-UK nationals who are experiencing rough sleeping to ensure that they do not face deportation when...

      Asylum: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the review of asylum support and accommodation provided in Glasgow has been completed; and when she plans to publish the findings of...

      Asylum: Hotels and Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers were in (a) full board hotels and (b) full board barracks in the UK on 30 October 2020; and how many hotels are...

      Asylum: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question 109252 on Asylum: Legal Aid Scheme, what guidance she has issued to Migrant Help on...

      Churches: Theft and Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with police forces on steps they are taking to protect churches from (a) theft and (b) vandalism during lockdown.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps Police Forces are taking to protect the welfare of dogs seized under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 given the effect of the covid-19...

      Police Community Support Officers: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of PCSOs in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry in each year since 2010.

      Entertainments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the time limit on entertainment licences from 28 days to 56 days in 2021.

      High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of a waking watch in tackling fire safety in high-rise residential buildings.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to expand the application of the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 to EU member states after 21...

      Crime: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on levels of incidence of crime of the density of shops selling alcohol.

      Police: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of police officers in (a) the West Midlands and (b) Coventry in each year since 2010.

      Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle county lines drug trafficking in Worcestershire.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the transparency data on no recourse to public funds applications to change conditions of leave for quarter 3 of 2020.

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to increase youth intervention services in (a) Slough and (b) England.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the letter from the hon. Member for Tottenham dated 14 October 2020, whether he plans to provide a...

    • Council Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities on banning the eviction of people living in local...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been built on land that was previously (a) green belt and (b) brownfield in each of the last five...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the time frame in which local authorities can spend the capital receipts from the sale of...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to leaseholders who plan to take action against the developer of their private...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking in relation to developers that have sold flats in high-rise private residential...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made regarding the potential liability of developers that have sold flats in...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many residential high-rise buildings that applied to the Building Safety Fund do not meet fire safety standards as...

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to review legislation regarding energy efficiency standards for doors to address the potential...

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received on the compatibility of U-values and energy ratings for doors...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to (a) write off rent arrears built up by private tenants during the covid-19 outbreak and (b)...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has set a date for issuing Part L of the Building Regulations and the Future Homes Standard.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) all new homes are built to high standards; (b) those standards...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to begin the consultation into improvements to Part L of the building regulations.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to establish an inter-Departmental Government committee to tackle the spectrum of health...

      Local Government: Churches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Church of England's statement on Local Authority Investment in Church...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of a one year spending review on the proposed UK Shared...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Archbishops: Administration of Justice

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the appeals process against consistory court...

    • Cemeteries: Irish Language

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church of England’s policy is on the use of the Irish language (a) in its services and...

      Cemeteries: Languages

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the Church of England’s policy is on non-English language inscriptions on headstones in its...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what machinery of government is responsible for identifying what constitutes the UK's critical national...

    • UK Relations With EU

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office and the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, what contingency plans he has with respect to the UK's future relationship with the EU in the event of...

      Cemeteries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing cemeteries to remain accessible during...

      Clothing: Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Government plans to designate the sale of baby clothes as essential retail during the covid-19...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 3 November to Question 106998 on Government Departments: Internet, whether the...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund and Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when his Department plans to publish the 2019-20 annual reports for the (a) Conflict, Stability and Security...

      Coronavirus: Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to produce comprehensive covid-19 guidance in (a) easy read, (b) BSL videos and (c)...

      Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Answer of 3 November 2020 to Question 102103, what mechanism was used to invite expressions of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Newcastle United Football Club: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November to Question 113092, whether her Department supports Saudi Arabia's proposed takeover bid for Newcastle...

    • Question

      What progress she has made in securing a free trade agreement with the US.

      Iron and Steel: UK Trade with EU

      What steps her Department is taking to support UK steel exports to the EU after 31 December 2020.

      Question

      What progress has been made in discussions with her Israeli counterpart on an agreement for further trade cooperation with Israel beyond the trade continuity deal.

      Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to remove trade barriers to imports of medical scrubs.

      Overseas Aid: Gulf States

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 106364 on Overseas Aid, how many projects for each of the financial years (a) 2016-17,...

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many times the Government has suspended or revoked an existing Arms Export licence in the last five years; what the grounds were for...

      Exports: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the key reasons are for the reduction in the projected increases in the (a) volume and (b) percentage of UK exports under the UK-Japan...

      Audio-visual Industry: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to Article 8.4 of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Trade Agreement, what the process of Parliamentary scrutiny would be in the...

      Origin Marking: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the timescale for the examination and opposition procedure for the UK’s proposed geographical...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she made the combined potential effects of Articles (a) 8.84 on Cross-border transfer of information by electronic...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the data flow provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership...

      Riot Control Weapons: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether her Department has made a further assessment of the evidence of whether UK anti-riot equipment was used during the US Black Lives...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what comparative assessment she has made of the level of inward investment into (a) the UK and (b) other European countries.

      Department for International Trade: Third Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 104706, how many civil society round table meetings have been held as at 13 November...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to improve the safeguarding of children and young people participating in sport.

    • Platinum Jubilee 2022: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding he has made available to support Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

      Social Media: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce bullying and harassment on social media.

      Sports: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of domestic sports men and women being tested for the use of illegal...

      British Athletes Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what representations he has received on direct funding by his Department of the British Athletics Commission.

      Slavery: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support the erection of a memorial to remember the victims of the Transatlantic slave trade and slavery.

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when Sport England plans to publish the findings of the joint review of code for sports governance.

      Tourism: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of Government funding for tourism in Coventry in each of the last five years.

      Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with officials at UNESCO on the UK’s (a) participation in and (b) ratification of the...

      Culture Recovery Fund: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications for funding from the Culture Recovery Fund were made from the culture and heritage sector in (a)...

      Sports: Coventry

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

      BBC: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on holding a public consultation on (a) offering monthly license subscriptions...

      Television Licences: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the TV Licensing Authority on the (a) the time taken to process cheque payments from people...

      Radio: Commercial Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with Arqiva on an additional relief package for small commercial radio broadcasters.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress he has made on data protection arrangements with Japan; and when he plans to reach an adequacy decision on...

      Lord Alfred Douglas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will release the original manuscript of the work of Lord Alfred Douglas entitled In Excelsis, written during his time in...

      Coronavirus Community Support Fund: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many organisations in Christchurch constituency have applied for funding through the Coronavirus Community Support Fund;...

      Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK-based freelance journalists will be able to operate across European borders after...

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to allocate the remaining funds in the Culture Recovery Fund.

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, what assessment of air quality has been made as part of the plans for refurbishing the Palace...

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Two: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a review of the HS2 Ltd. property portfolio in London; and if so, (1) who will be appointed to conduct the review, and (2)...

    • Old Oak Common Station: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision has been made to facilitate the interchanges at Old Oak Common station between (1) HS2, (2) Crossrail, and (3) Great Western Railway, services;...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 November (HL9762), whether they plan to put in place minimum contract arrangements for...

      Bus Services: Electric Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in providing support for electric bus services, what assessment they have made of (1) the infrastructure required for (a) battery electric buses, and (b) hydrogen...

      Buses: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process they are following for procurement of the zero carbon buses to be manufactured in the UK, as announced in February; how many such buses have been...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the quality of life of people who are particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 if they are required to isolate for a considerable time...

    • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 July (HL6147), whether they will publish the data on how many people (1) received test results within 24...

      Coronavirus: Gatwick Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 15 October (HL7812), which organisation is responsible for the operation of the COVID-19 testing...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether parents who need to care for children who are self-isolating as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for the one-off payment of £500 through...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a payment of £500 from the NHS Test and Trace Support Payment scheme can be received by the same person more than once; and, if so, whether there is a...

      Lithium: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research by the Translational Neuroscience Research Group et al Does Lithium Deserve a Place in the Treatment Against...

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants (1) were staffing, (2) joined, and (3) left, their COVID-19 testing programme in each calendar month from March to October.

      Doctors: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether overseas doctors with applications pending to register to practise medicine in the UK at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic have had their applications...

      DNACPR Decisions: Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct all care homes to ensure any Do Not Attempt CPR orders imposed since 1 March on any of their residents’ files...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the required full capacity staffing levels for each of the NHS Nightingale hospitals for (1) doctors, (2) nursing staff, (3) other health staff, (4)...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government if Nightingale Hospital beds in (1) Manchester, (2) Sunderland, and (3) Harrogate are used to maximum capacity, how many (a) doctors would be required, (b) at what...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, if Nightingale Hospital beds in (1) Manchester, (2) Sunderland, and (3) Harrogate are used to maximum capacity, how many (a) nurses would be required, (b) at what...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fees paid by local authority commissioners to private care home providers in each area of the country; and whether the fees...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the fees paid by privately funded residents in care homes, relative to the fees paid by local authority funded residents in the...

      Terminal Illnesses: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people with terminal illness (1) who have committed, and (2) who have attempted, suicide in each of the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial stability of care home providers in England and Wales in the light of any additional pressures arising as a result...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 patients have been admitted to hospitals in Liverpool in the last two weeks for which figures are available; whether such admissions have...

      Medical Treatments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how (1) surgeries, (2) stroke treatments, (3) cancer detections, and (4) admissions for chemotherapy, have been impacted by the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Turkey: Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security threat (1) to the UK, and (2) other European countries, following reports that senior members of Hamas have been...

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they vetoed a proposal for a ceasefire in the Nagorno-Karabakh region at a meeting of the UN Security Council; and if so, why.

      Turkey: Hamas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Turkey following reports that that government is granting Turkish citizenship to senior members of Hamas.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that captured Armenians have been beheaded and tortured by the Azerbaijani Armed Forces; and what steps they are taking...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the mental health and wellbeing support available 24 hours a day to serving members of the British Armed Forces.

    • Charities: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 8 October (HL8508), of the £6 million funding “which has gone to 100 different Armed Forces...

  • Home Office

    • Frontier Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the frontier workers' permit scheme, as outlined in the Citizens’ Rights (Frontier Workers) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020, will be...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • UK Trade with EU: Personal Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the monetary value of trade involving personal data between the UK and the EU.

    • Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence from social media analytics that QAnon is gaining support in the UK; what discussions they have had with social media companies...

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