Written answers

Friday, 20 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Aerospace Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the aerospace sector on its restart and recovery following the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the aerospace sector since August 2020 on aerospace and aviation restart and recovery.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the cost to an individual of (a) becoming a qualified commercial pilot and (b) maintaining those qualifications...

      Taiwan: International Civil Aviation Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to support Taiwan's membership of the International Civil Aviation Organization.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce a covid-19 testing system for people arriving in the UK to help facilitate international travel.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government’s Global Travel Taskforce plans publish its findings on the effect and challenges posed by covid-19 to international travel.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of bi-lateral testing protocols with key trading partners to allow people who...

      Coronavirus: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review public health guidance on driving instruction to permit practical lessons to continue for key workers during covid-19 lockdown...

      Driving Licences and Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of (a) the numbers of people applying for a driving licence and (b) how many people have (i) passed and (ii) failed for each...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the new customs regulations with Belgium after the end of the transition...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of China’s commitment to achieve carbon...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the outcome of the US presidential election on the commitments...

      Aerospace Industry: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on the level of jobs in the aerospace sector of establishing...

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has discussed the implications of a statutory right to bereavement leave with (a) other...

      New Businesses: Ethnic Groups

      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 British Business Bank report on...

      Universities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's Notice on Sustaining University Research Expertise (SURE) package, updated on 6...

      Research and Universities: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 106337 on Research and Universities: Equality, what positive...

      Horizon Europe: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2020 to Question 102796 on Horizon Europe: Finance, how his Department will...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using international renewable energy projects to...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the providing renewable power to the UK through subsea cables...

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has held with the Department for Transport on the deployment of the Government's...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage research and clinical trials in non-covid related medical research.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has published for employers helping to meet the support needs of bereaved employees.

      Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of re-introducing Double Summer Time.

      Small Businesses: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support and information his Department has made available for small businesses which are considering establishing...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of IT repair shops under November 2020 covid-19 lockdown...

  • Attorney General

    • Offences against Children: Philippines

      To ask the Attorney General, what steps her Department is taking to secure victim impact statements for children in the Philippines who have suffered online sexual exploitation by UK-based...

    • Offences Against Children: Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times the Unduly Lenient Sentencing scheme has been used as regards people convicted of offences related to the online sexual exploitation of children in...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Attorney General, how many times the Unduly Lenient Sentencing Scheme has been used in each of the last five years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been advised to self-isolate via the NHS covid-19 app in Wakefield constituency since that app was launched.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his latest estimate is of the number of people in England immune from covid-19 by reason of antibodies; and what the planned...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Public Health England on testing (a) capacity and (b) allocations in the regions of England.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using frequent rapid antigen tests to help slow the transmission of...

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to (a) inform and (b) engage Black and ethnic minority communities to ensure that those communities...

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a fast track covid-19 testing system for school (a) teachers and (b) staff.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have entered into the NHS covid-19 app that they are suffering from covid-19 symptoms in (a) Wakefield constituency, (b)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason local authorities are not running covid-19 testing in local communities.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the annual per patient cost is to the NHS of inflammatory bowel disease.

      Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been diagnosed with (a) Crohn’s disease and (b) ulcerative colitis in (i) the East Midlands, (ii) the West...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2020 to Question 101054, on Ambulance Services, what assessment he has made of the effect of not...

  • Department for Education

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the barriers to increasing the number of adoptions.

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many adoptions have (a) been completed and (b) broken down in each year since 2010.

      Apprentices: Coventry North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of people undertaking paid apprenticeships in Coventry North East constituency as at 13 November 2020.

      Education: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to provide young care leavers with educational opportunities.

      Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide continued support to children leaving care upon turning 18 years of age.

      Children: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to improve social mobility for children from working class backgrounds.

      Residential Care Leadership Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to replace the Residential Care Leadership Board; and for what reasons that Board was abolished.

      Further Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of students enrolled at further education colleges.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 107614, if he will allocate additional funding that is ring-fenced for primary and secondary...

      Union Learning Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of removing Government funding for the Union Learning Fund on the Lifetime Skills Guarantee.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the level of financial support provided to the early years sector during the covid-19...

      Apprentices: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's guidance, Incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice, updated on 28 September 2020, what comparative assessment...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Tobacco: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect on (a) the average prices, (b) consumption, and (c) tax revenues deriving from the...

    • Trade and Agriculture Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many regional webinars the Trade and Agriculture Commission has held to date; which areas those events covered; and how many and what...

      Tobacco: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the imposition of the UK global tariff on imports of tobacco products from the EU...

      Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the imposition of the UK global tariff on imports of finished tobacco products from...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish Annex 1 of the recently agreed UK-Japan trade deal.

      Trade Advisory Groups: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will allow Trade Unions to be a part of the Sectorial Trade Advisory Groups; and if she will make a statement.

      Trade Agreements: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish an impact assessment of the UK’s recently agreed trade deal with Kenya.

      UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to ratify the Convention on the International Sale of Goods 1980.

      Trade Agreements: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she had with representatives of trade unions as part of her Department’s recent negotiations on the UK-Kenya trade...

      Trade Agreements: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of (a) the potential for the UK-Kenya trade deal to lead to different tariff arrangements in Kenya to other...

      Trade and Agriculture Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to publish (a) minutes or (b) transcripts of (i) previous and (ii) future meetings of the Trade and Agriculture Commission.

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to help ensure that businesses in Sussex can benefit from the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic...

      Trade Union Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the minutes of the inaugural meeting of the Trade Union Advisory Group.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that funds awarded through the towns fund are deposited with the accountable local...

    • Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure financial accountability and transparency on the use of funding allocated through...

      Local Government: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has given to councils on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure Town Deal board members publish registers of their financial interests.

      Local Government: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has for Government oversight of local authority property investments.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the devolution White Paper; and whether it will include details on the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Parking Code of Practice on (a) hospital car...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department will take to ensure the Parking Code of Practice does not lead to additional breaches by...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the Parking Code of Practice on privately managed...

      Parking: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the Parking Code of Practice; and on what date it will become a statutory code.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress he is making on upgrading the (a) Challenger and (b) Warrior; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the helicopter variants in use by the UK's armed forces.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disadvantaged and Poverty: Gainsborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the causes of poverty and deprivation in the South West ward of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire; and if she...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average time taken is for an application for personal independence payments to be processed after supporting evidence has been...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many welfare claimants have a 9-month benefit cap grace period due to end in December 2020.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what inter-country policy negotiations have taken place in advance of the November G20 meeting on tackling the root causes...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential (a) economic and (b) environmental merits of widespread planting of deciduous...

      Tobacco: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has received an offer from (a) Philip Morris International, (b) Imperial Brands, (c) Japan Tobacco International...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 July 2020 to Question 76030 on food: labelling, when the consultation on labelling will be launched.

      Veterinary Services: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase access to veterinary care for animal owners on low incomes in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      Tobacco: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of Rules of Origin requirements on (a) the UK tobacco industry and...

      Pate De Foie Gras: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 109225, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary State of Health on the correlation between air quality indoors and...

      Wildlife: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the import and export of (a) wild animals and (b) wild animal products...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effects of UK-REACH implementation on UK businesses.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to issue further guidance to business on the changes to chemicals regulation after 31 December 2020.

      Chemicals: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the UK Competent Authority will continue to have access to the EU-REACH dossiers, including data on chemical...

      Denmark: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of recent covid-19 travel restrictions on the movement of goods from...

      Mink: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government is having with the (a) Danish and (b) other European Governments to (a) assess the risk...

      Agriculture: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of farmers switching from lamb to beef production.

      Weedkillers: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of compost contaminated by the weed killer aminopyralid on the safety of fruit and...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in the initial stage of assessment were housed in hotel accommodation in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole...

    • Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for an asylum interview after the date of an asylum claim in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019 and (d) 2020.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for a Biometric Residency Permit to be issued after a positive outcome in a UKVI application in (a) 2017,...

      Asylum: Burton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers are currently being accommodated in hotels in Burton constituency; and how much that accommodation cost the public...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 102848 on Undocumented Migrants: English Channel, what representations she has...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to offer free visas extensions to NHS health care workers whose visa permits expire after 1 October 2020.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • USA: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart regarding on-going legal cases in the US where...

    • Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reasons his Department was not aware of a collection of Defence Adviser reports for Sri Lanka from the...

      Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to support the Metropolitan Police War Crimes Unit's investigation into...

      Sri Lanka: Keenie Meenie Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the role of Keenie Meenie Services in alleged historical war crimes in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Police Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether Police Scotland are providing training to Sri Lankan police forces.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Public Sector: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of enforcement by the relevant regulatory authorities of the...

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the financial effect on widowed people of the civil service pension...

  • Treasury

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will provide fiscal support for self-employed parents not eligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme who cannot afford to pay...

    • Job Support Scheme: Bus Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons the coach sector is not eligible for support through the expanded job support scheme.

      Payroll Deduction Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to provide fiscal support to payroll giving organisations who have experienced a reduction in their transactions as a result...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the national infrastructure strategy aligns with net zero emissions targets; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Avoidance: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the prosecution of the creators and promoters of disguised remuneration schemes relating to the Loan Charge.

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 June 2020 to Question 52168, when he plans to publish the national infrastructure strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to his recent announcement that the Job Retention Bonus will be replaced by a retention incentive, when he plans to publish further information on...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available during the period of November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions for self-employed people who transferred from a...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC is taking to pursue and issue penalties to promoters of (a) disguised remuneration and (b) other tax avoidance schemes through the (i)...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to ensure the settlement of Loan Charge cases by differentiating between (a) people who entered into tax avoidance schemes in full...

      Tax Avoidance: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people are subject to the 2019 Loan Charge in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Salford and Eccles constituency.

      Infrastructure: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the Infrastructure Strategy; and what steps he is taking to ensure that infrastructure priorities in that strategy are aligned...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to support jobs in the aerospace sector supply chain by establishing a long-term supply chain investment fund to recapitalise...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support businesses not in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, who can stay open during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown in England, will...

      Infrastructure and Public Expenditure: Carbon Emissions

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

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will create a net zero test for all infrastructure (a) policy and (b) spending decisions; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on (a) the...

    • Public Records: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his predecessor had in 2016 with the National Archives on the document entitled, FCO 37/3978 Involvement of...

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what evidence there is on the transmission of covid-19 on golf courses.

      Motor Sports: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will encourage UK motorsport organisations to make their participation in the Saudi Arabian grand prix contingent on the...

      Commonwealth Games 2022: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the time trial race for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games starting and ending at West Park in...

      Football: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the level of (a) structural and (b) institutional racism within professional football.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the timescale is for the return of fans to football stadiums; and whether he has made an assessment of the potential...

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether organisations in receipt of Government grants under the Cultural Recovery Fund grants programme are able to access the...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data his Department holds on the number of households located in broadband not spots.

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness and (b) equity of the distribution of the grants awarded under the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to provide financial assistance to Football League clubs that are unable to benefit from the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and...

    • Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support live music venues to operate in a COVID-19 secure way; and what steps they are taking to share best practice for operating...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken (1) to support live music venues to operate in a COVID-19 secure manner, and (2) to propagate best practice in that industry.

      Mobile Phones: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Power Their Potential scheme run by the mobile phone provider Optus in Australia, which allows customers to donate unused...

      Television Licences: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to decriminalise non-payment of the TV licence fee.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of accepting transfers made under Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Cross-Border Privacy Rules on (1) the privacy...

  • Department for Education

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ring-fence an allocation of the apprenticeship levy for the training of people aged between 16 to 24; and if they have such plans, (1) what...

    • Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of apprenticeship starts in each month of 2020.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about (1) the rights of Armenians, and (2) the protection of cultural sites, including...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 23 October (HL9101), whether the procedures local authorities should refer to in carrying out...

    • European Maritime Safety Agency: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their bid to the European Maritime Safety Agency for remotely piloted air system support during 2020 was successful; if so, (1) between which dates, (2) in...

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