Written answers

Monday, 23 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 114164 on Shipping: Carbon Emissions and with reference to page 31, paragraph 92 of the Clean...

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to support fleet delivery companies to switch to (a) electric or (b) hydrogen-fuelled vehicles.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what effect the Transport Decarbonisation Plan will have on the Green Jobs Taskforce launched on 12 November 2020; and when he last discussed the low...

      Aviation and Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to reduce carbon emissions to zero from 2050 from the (a) aviation and (b) maritime sectors for UK (i) imports and (ii) exports.

      Electric Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many electric cars have been purchased in each NUTS region in 2020.

      Aviation: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of directly refunding passengers in the event of flight disruption to help ensure...

      Department for Transport: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff in his Department who have a right to 31.5 days annual leave, accrue annual leave at their standard rate when on long-term sick leave.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to increase rail (a) capacity, (b) staffing and (c) funding over the Christmas 2020 period to ensure people travelling...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on ensuring rail capacity is increased over the Christmas 2020 period.

      Railways: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether there are plans to extend the First Light solar-powered railway line pilot in Aldershot to other areas.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of electrifying the remaining railway lines, where it is feasible to do so.

      Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for the use of hydrogen-powered trains on the rail network.

      Railways: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of using solar panels to power signalling and lights on the railway.

      Railways: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has taken to reduce carbon emissions produced by railway infrastructure construction.

      Transport: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding his Department has provided for transport projects in Coventry since 2010.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of a moratorium on non-essential engineering works over the Christmas 2020...

      Transport: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) implications for his policies and (b) potential level of funding required for the Transport North East's...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) pre-departure testing (b) testing after arrival on the length of quarantine required for...

      Aviation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing (a) bailout funding or (b) loans to airlines that (i) would or (ii)...

      School Streets Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 91850, when he plans to bring into effect Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004, so that...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of providing bespoke sectorial financial support for the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Consumers: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2020 to Question 20380 on Consumers: Protection, what the outcome was of the meeting...

    • Coronavirus: East Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the letter of 13 November 2020 from the Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council, Stephen Brady OBE,...

      Fossil Fuels: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy for the Government to end the public financing of fossil fuels projects overseas by COP26.

      Postgraduate Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance he is providing to universities on allowing PhD students whose projects have been affected by the...

      COP26 Youth and Civil Society Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will (a) publish the full list of names of members of the COP26 Presidency’s Youth and Civil Society...

      Coronavirus: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to take steps against retailers that do not limit the number of customers in accordance with...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions and Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of jobs which could be created for the purpose of undertaking (a)...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes have been retrofitted since the Government announced its Green Homes Grant scheme on 28 August 2020.

      Sunday Trading: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will suspend Sunday trading hours and extend them in December 2020 to allow for social distancing during the...

      Electricity Interconnectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the proposed completion date is of the Eastern HVDC link project.

      UK Research and Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the statement of 11 November 2020 from UK Research and Innovation entitled, Doctoral students advised...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many vaccines under development from sources other than Pfizer and Moderna the Government has on order; and how...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure companies comply with legislation on redundancy consultancy procedures.

      Educational Institutions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Government research funding has been allocated to each higher education institution in (a) Coventry, (b) the...

      Business: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department is providing to businesses considering relocating overseas on domestic support that...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total value is of all Green Deal loans taken out by consumers (a) without fees and interest and (b) including...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the accreditation process for installers on the uptake of the green home...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) uptake of the green home grant scheme by installers and (b) availability of...

      Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer to Question 113639, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the grant of (a)...

      Hospitality Industry and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to issue additional guidance on the student travel window to students who intend to return to...

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to allow small independent retailers to sell homeware and clothes during future covid-19 lockdown...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Cars: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish his Department's correspondence with the Treasury on changes to the VAT margins scheme regarding VAT on second hand cars...

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to Annex A of the New Decade New Approach Agreement, what recent assessment he has made of (a) the merits of and (b) progress on...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Clinical Commissioning Groups that have incorporated the Excellence in Continence Care Guidelines into their...

    • Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of the NHS developing a brain workforce as recommended by the National...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to change the eligibility criteria for the Nursing Bursary Scheme to enable students studying relevant CertHE courses to...

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that overseas applications for jobs in social care are processed without delay.

      Care Homes: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2020 to Question 98692 on Care Homes: Standards, what steps a person can take in the event that they...

      Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients with (a) Crohn’s disease and (b) ulcerative colitis in each (a) nation and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of bed capacity in NHS hospitals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department for Health and Social Care: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many companies hold procurement contracts for scrubs with his Department; and how many procurement contracts for scrubs his...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the pay of (a) nursing and (b) other NHS staff on Agenda for Change terms.

      Social Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce and promote standard procedures and contracts to deter poor employment practices in the social care sector.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on unpaid carers.

      Abortion: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2020 to Question 96229 on Abortion: Disability, what annual assessment his Department makes of the...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on self-employed healthcare practitioners; and if he will...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS (a) nurses and (b) doctors have agreed to work in each Nightingale hospital in the next six weeks.

      Respite Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of access to respite care.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department will take to support equal access to contraceptive services, including long-acting reversible contraception, in...

      Coronavirus: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with supermarkets on offering priority supermarket delivery slots to those with (a) cystic fibrosis and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the letter of 13 November from the Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council, Stephen Brady OBE, on the levels of covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the letter of 13 November 2020 from the Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council, Stephen Brady OBE, on the levels of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make free antibody tests available for key workers in supermarkets.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government will announce further details of its water fluoridation plans.

      Dentistry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) private general dental practitioners, (b) general dental practitioners offering a mix of NHS and private treatment, (c) NHS...

      Coronavirus: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to evaluate the effectiveness of the contracts awarded by the Government in response to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the uprating of Healthy Start vouchers.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many primary care networks have not applied to deliver the covid-19 vaccine; and what plans are in place to deliver the vaccine in...

      Dental Services: Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of adequacy of dental provision for people who are considered housebound; and what assessment he has made of...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people notified to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app are now eligible to receive the Test and Trace Support payment.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department will publish an updated (a) multi-year capital settlement and (b) Health Infrastructure Plan.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date ordinarily resident EU nationals will be able to apply for the new UK EHIC card.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish details of all contracts awarded to private companies relating to the Government's covid-19 response.

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Health Infrastructure Plan 3 consultation will begin; and what criteria his Department will use to assess funding applications.

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether schools are required to ensure that pupils wear face masks while on school premises and outside of the classroom.

      Drugs: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many refrigerators for the storage of pharmaceutical products with temperatures below minus 80 degrees the Government has access to.

      Drugs: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many refrigerators for the storage of pharmaceutical products the Government has access to.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that an adequate supply of the flu vaccine is available so that vulnerable and elderly...

      Influenza: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people aged 50 and above are eligible for the flu vaccine in winter 2020-21.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to encourage uptake of the NHS flu vaccine in (a) Slough and (b) England.

      Influenza: Vaccination

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

      Kawasaki Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that children suffering from Kawasaki disease can access suitable treatment.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is offering to healthcare settings to ensure adequate stocks of the flu vaccine for winter 2020-21.

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on Denmark's decision to ban per-...

      Kawasaki Disease: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to raise clinical and public awareness of Kawasaki disease.

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include people with dementia on the clinically vulnerable list.

      Kawasaki Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the number of patients receiving treatment for Kawasaki disease in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 9 October 2020 to Questions 91703 and 91704 on Influenza: Vaccination, when new models of delivery and...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to increase funding for bariatric surgery in the UK.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that elderly and vulnerable people can access urgent dental and GP appointments during the...

      Hormone Replacement Therapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the availability of Hormone Replacement Therapy supplies during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown in...

      Drugs: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take in response to the Office for National Statistics report, Deaths related to drug poisoning in England and...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review...

      Drugs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help enable the unhindered movement of medicinal drugs from EU countries into the UK after the end of the...

      Contraceptives: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department holds estimates for the number of women who became pregnant while on waiting lists for Long-Acting Reversible...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to provide medicinal cannabis prescriptions on the NHS.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the radiotherapy backlog from Public Health England’s latest Radiotherapy Dataset.

      Cocaine: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the rate of cocaine-related deaths among (a) women and (b) men.

      NHSX

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the headquarters of NHSX is in London.

      Coronavirus: Personal Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No. 4) Regulations 2020, if he will publish the scientific...

      Coronavirus: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current capacity is of hospitals in England to treat covid-19 patients; and if he will set out the evidence which shows that...

      Mental Health Services: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure veterans have swift and comprehensive access to mental health treatment.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests performed at home were sent to testing centres on each day from 27 April 2020 to 5 May 2020.

  • Leader of the House

    • Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Leader of the House, what discussions he has had with the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards on the potential merits of publishing investigations into non-ICGS matters on her website.

    • Virtual Proceedings

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he plans to bring forward provisions to enable hon. Members who are required by law to self-isolate under NHS test and trace procedures to participate in...

  • Department for Education

    • Question

      What steps his Department has taken to provide financial support to schools for non-covid-19 related emergencies during 2020.

    • Question

      What steps he is taking to close the gap in (a) educational outcomes and (b) levels of wellbeing between disadvantaged children and their peers.

      Students: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to issue additional guidance on the student travel window to students who are also classed as key workers.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish guidance for medical students on placements on (a) how and (b whether they can return home for the Christmas holiday period during...

      Question

      What steps he is taking to reduce bureaucracy within the adoption system.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on replacing the temporary arrangements for supplementary funding with a new strand of the Early Years National Funding Formula...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Tottenham of 2 October 2020 on school funding.

      Teachers: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase (a) recruitment and (b) retention of teachers in Stoke-on-Trent.

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that education of children who have been told to shield for medical reasons is protected during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the potential effect of the end of the transition period on (a) further and (b) higher education.

      Question

      What steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Health and Social care to deploy lateral flow covid-19 tests in (a) schools and (b) other education settings.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to increase (a) recruitment and (b) retention of teachers.

      Performing Arts: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what representations he has received from youth arts companies on bringing into line with the covid-19 regulations for boarding schools out-of-school...

      Question

      What steps he is taking to build new schools.

      Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support he plans to make available exclusively to outdoor education and residential centres forced to close as a result of the covid-19...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what contingency plans he has in place to ensure that children who travel to school by coach can continue to do so in the event that some coach...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of provision of financial education at a primary education level; if he will make an...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to protect clinically vulnerable people who teach in schools from covid-19.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to support primary schools in enabling the parents of prospective students to attend open days before the primary...

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of pupils who are told to self-isolate to access online learning at home in circumstances where...

      Schools: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that schools in (a) Stoke-on-Trent, (b) Kidsgrove and (c) Talke receive equitable levels of funding...

      Special Educational Needs: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding the Government has made available to ensure that (a) children without SEN who have to self-isolate and (b) vulnerable children that are...

      Education: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help children and young people in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire to catch up on the education they...

      GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of cancelling the GCSE examinations due to take place in 2021 in response to Year 11 pupils...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the future provision of funding for Music Education Hubs.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of schools to prepare for Ofsted inspections in 2021; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether routine Ofsted inspections will resume in January 2021.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of fixed penalty notices for non-attendance at school on the wellbeing of households containing a clinically...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of school pupils to prepare for examinations in 2021.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what changes he plans to make to A-Level and GCSE exams to ensure that students who have missed learning due to the covid-19 outbreak are not...

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy that children provided with laptops for remote learning whilst they are self-isolating must return them upon...

      Children and Young People: Mental Health Services and Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate his Department has made of the change in the level of demand for (a) children’s social care and (b) children and...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the financial stability of early years providers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships starts were there in (a) the most recent period for which data is available and (b) the same time period in 2019, by (i)...

      Pupil Premium: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that additional pupil premium funding is targeted at long-term disadvantaged pupils in the North of England.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to reimburse schools for covid-19 related expenditure in the 2020-21 academic year.

      Schools: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the £85 million of funding for laptops, tablets and 4G dongles, announced in April 2020, has been spent (a) in total and (b)...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department provides to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on the amount of financial education that should be provided to students.

      Construction Industry Training Board: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Construction Industry Training Board on recent changes to its redundancy policy; and if he will make an...

      Drama: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) steps he is taking and (b) guidance he has issued to ensure that drama schools that provide training as part of a recognised qualification...

      Gambling: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of teaching about the risks of gambling and gambling-related harm in schools.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of restricting the exam curriculum for (a) GCSE and (b) A-Levels taken in Summer 2021...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on students' exam performance of their disrupted schooling as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance the Government has issued on whether parent and pre-school children classes and groups are categorised as a support group for the...

      Pupils: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much (a) revenue and (b) capital funding in cash terms was provided per pupil in state (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (A) Coventry...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Legionnaires' Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 114854 on Courts: Legionnaires' Disease, how many outbreaks of legionella there have been within...

    • Magistrates' Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) Magistrate court days there have been and (b) Magistrate Court trials have been listed in each of the last 12 months.

      Recorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to increase the number of Recorder sitting days.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons posters on the HM Courts and Tribunals Service estate advise people to pause contract tracing through the NHS covid-19 app when...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of employment tribunal cases brought in relation to the failure of companies to follow...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the average monthly cost of running each Nightingale court at current capacity.

      Prisoners' Release: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October to Question 99573, why the provision of mobile phones to prison leavers who do not have to access to have a phone...

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people remanded in custody in each of the last 24 months were (a) found not guilty and (b) did not receive a custodial sentence on conviction.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of re-offending rates among (a) under 25s and (b) over 25s in (i) Coventry, (ii) the West Midlands...

      Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (a) management, (b) staff, (c) trade union...

      CAFCASS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the amount of funding required to maintain the effectiveness of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service...

      CAFCASS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the effectiveness of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of residents in the Wirral local authority area to receive local Legal Aid Housing Advice.

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average time for care proceedings cases to be heard in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using CT600 returns to allow for the provision of payments under the Self Employment...

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2020 to Question 91961, whether his Department plans to direct mortgage lenders to consider income received from the...

      Funerals: Pre-payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of delaying plans to bring funeral plan providers under the remit of the Funeral Planning...

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the potential effect of the retail prices index (RPI) review on RPI-linked pensions.

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) financial support to furlough staff employed by and (b) other financial support for political parties has been allocated (i) intentionally and...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of aligning Capital Gains Tax more closely with Income Tax.

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative estimate he has made of how much money was in dormant assets on (a) 1 January 2020 and (b) 17 November 2020; and what the budgetary...

      Motor Vehicles: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the VAT paid on second hand vehicles entering Northern Ireland from Great Britain is solely for the...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Test and Trace Support Payment is liable to income tax; and if he will make a statement.

      Shipping: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he last made an assessment of the effectiveness of the (a) structure and (b) purpose of the seafarers earnings deduction.

      Shipping: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the seafarers earnings deduction in tax year 2020-21.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of permitting the Northern Ireland Executive to carry forward moneys from the 2020-21 financial year as...

      Job Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to subsidise employer contributions to future rollouts of the JSS for businesses in the sectors most effected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to maintain jobs in parts of the wholesale sector that supply hospitality venues that are closed during (a) national and (b) local...

      Breast Cancer: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including in the forthcoming spending review the financing of a Life Sciences Partnership Fund to...

      Parents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide financial support to parents of school children unable to work as a result of a young child being required to...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department is having with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on using for the forthcoming spending review to...

      Offshore Industry and Shipping: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason workers in the (a) offshore oil and gas and (b) shipping industries were not specifically included in the Plan for Jobs announced on 8 July...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 113535, how many breweries in Easington constituency have indicated their support for the changes to...

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the plastic packaging tax on trends in the availability of 100 per cent compostable packaging.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding will be allocated towards achieving net-zero emissions by 2050 under the new Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution.

      Public Sector: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to conduct an equalities impact assessment of the implementation of the Restriction of Public Sector Exit Payment Regulations.

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of increasing funding for diabetes technology in the Spending Review.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Palestinian Authority on the glorification of martyrdom among some...

    • Treaty On the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessments his Department made of the potential effectiveness of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear...

      USA: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on the Middle East of the outcome of the 2020 US...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral evidence of the Permanent Under Secretary of his Department to the Foreign Affairs...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 111558, if he will publish information on (a) the total...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, further to written answers 5457 and 103608 in which the Minister stated in January that the allocated budget for...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 111558 on Overseas Aid, (a) on what date the in-year review...

      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, how many of the 16 projects...

      Kenya: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to question 18532 answered on 3 March 2020, what discussions officials of his Department have had with...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to coexistence projects in Israel and Palestine.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the creation of the International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace.

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Palestinian Authority’s...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to scrutinise the Palestinian Authority's newly released educational curriculum.

      Kenya: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Kenyan authorities on the non-payment since January 2019 of pensions to...

      Turkey: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on reports that Turkey has granted citizenship to senior...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate the Government has made of the monetary value of 0.7 per cent of GNI in 2020-21.

      Mexico: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Mexican Government on behalf of the protestant families in La Mesa...

      Caribbean: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to provide funding and long term support for people affected by Hurricane ETA.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has plans to attach public interest conditions to his Department's funding for research and development...

      Coronavirus: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the proposal from the President and Minister of Health of...

      Ethiopia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in response to the political situation in Ethiopia.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost to the public purse was of capabilities manufactured by foreign contractors in each year since 2009-10.

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 113008 on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft, what the timescale is for the delivery of that programme.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what (a) assessment he has made and (b) representations he has received on the potential constraints that would be placed on Carrier Strike in the event...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his has Department received any military aid to the civil authorities requests on the rollout of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel have been deployed in response to Military Aid to Civilian Authority (MACA) requests since the start of the covid-19...

      Saudi Arabia: Royal Artillery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) duration (b) cost to the public purse was of the deployment of 16th Regiment Royal Artillery to Saudi Arabia from February 2020.

      USA: Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether three of the UK's 48 F-35B Lightning aircraft will remain in the US as test or training aircraft and not be available for operational commitments.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the extent of the effect on operability of a delay in fitting the full suite of weaponry on the F-35B aircraft; and...

      Inappropriate Behaviours in the Armed Forces Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 114088, when he plans to publish Danuta Gray's review into progress implementing the...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessment his Department undertook on the decision to postpone the IMS trial until after the original release date of Mrs Zaghari-Ratcliffe;...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support will be available under the Covid Winter Grant Scheme to ensure that shielding children on free school meals receive food support...

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the number of women who reached state pension age on 6 April 2016, received a Married Woman’s...

      Kickstart Scheme: Sole Traders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sole traders have successfully applied for Kickstart funding via a Kickstart gateway.

      Universal Credit: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the 2013 Care Leaver Strategy, what progress has been made on introducing a care leaver marker in the universal credit system.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the timeline for the rollout of universal credit.

      Redundancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the need to provide financial support for employees made redundant before 23 September 2020 who...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to resume the universal credit managed migration pilot in Harrogate.

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the Government’s proposed reform to the Retail Prices Index methodology on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether people who had their universal credit payments reduced due to the periodic assessment regulations error will receive compensation.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the need to remove the five-week wait for universal credit for employees made redundant prior to 23...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of young people who have started a Kickstart placement in each region and nation of the UK.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will assess the potential merits of introducing time-bound targets for increasing Pension Credit uptake.

      Universal Credit: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of additional disabled claimants she plans to naturally migrate to universal credit as a result of delays to managed migration.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether self-employed musicians can submit music for use on her Department's helplines.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what provisions the Child Maintenance Service has put in place to help parents paying child maintenance whose wages have decreased as a result...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether additional charges and fines placed on parents paying child maintenance have been (a) revised and (b) temporarily halted due to...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of claimants have been kept on the assessment rate of new style employment and support allowance because they cannot access a...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 84635 on Social Security Benefits, what recent assessment she has made of the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Pets: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what research his Department has undertaken on the effect of pet parasitical treatments on the (a) land-based and (b)...

    • Tyres: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to require that used tyres be processed sustainably in the UK under the principles of the circular economy...

      Air Pollution: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking (a) to support research into indoor air pollution to help build the evidence base and...

      Consumers: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to encourage consumers to make more environmentally friendly purchase decisions.

      Per- and Polyfluorinated Alkyl Substances: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of per- and polyfluorinated alkyl substances in non-essential packaging on (a) the...

      Zoos: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional support for zoos and aquaria to allow them to...

      Mink: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions the Government is having with officials in countries outside of Europe which farm mink on the status of...

      Dairy Products: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the assessment he has made of the effect on dairy producers in the UK of tariffs being charged by the UK...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report by Kent Action Against Live Export (KAALE)...

      Ramsgate Port: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of whether all live animals for export loaded onto livestock transporters at Ramsgate Port...

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Zoo Animals Fund in supporting zoos and aquaria during the covid-19...

      Pets: Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect on animals of the discharge of fireworks in (a) Sefton, (b) the North...

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the eligibility criteria and application deadline for the Zoo Animals Fund.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the remit is of the Government's review of the restrictions on asylum seekers' right to work; and when the Government plans to publish...

    • Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the order of the High Court of 2 November directing her Department to continue to provide accommodation under section 4 of...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question 109623, whether Public Health England has advised her Department that the eviction of...

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The Response to the Windrush Lessons Learned Review: A comprehensive improvement plan, published in September 2020, CP293,...

      British Nationality and Immigration: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has established the Terms of Reference for the review of the Borders, Immigration and Citizenship System complaints...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to introduce the new service standard for deciding asylum claims.

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she will take to ensure asylum interviews of persons applying for refugee status on grounds of sexual orientation are not...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November 2020 to Question 105275, for what reason the figure provided for in-country family extensions in the...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people have been required to self-isolate in each of the last four months after entering the UK from a...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people self-isolated in (a) July, (b) August, (c) September and (d) October 2020 after entering the UK from...

      Visas: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2020 to Question 102174, what decision-making algorithms her Department uses for processing visa...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to reduce forensic service caseloads.

      Visas: New Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on the ability of Tier 1 entrepreneur migrants to meet their visa...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the number of queries from MPs which her Department does not answer within the 20 working-day target...

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to Answer of 28 October 2020 to Question 106945 on Immigration: Coronavirus, what the parameters are of her review into previously...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for the resumption of refugee resettlement flights to the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Undocumented Migrants: EU countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many illegal migrants have been (a) successfully returned to EU countries and (b) booked on to planes to return to EU countries but...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support asylum seekers at Penally Barracks, Pembrokeshire.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) office or (b)commerial blocks clad with (i) ACM or (ii) HPL cladding have been converted into residential...

    • High Rise Flats: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish the Building Research Establishment report into the fire at the Cube student...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2020 to Question 110299, what the planned timescale is for Michael Wade's report...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Building Safety to the Housing, Communities and Local...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will introduce provisions to require shared ownership residents to pay only a proportion of the...

      Hassockfield Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Department owns or is now responsible for the former Hassockfield Secure Training Centre in Medomsley, near...

      High Rise Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the definition of high-rise to 11 metres to improve...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to compensate residents in blocks with dangerous cladding who have had to fund (a)...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to provide greater transparency for shared ownership residents throughout the application and...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether funds made available to local authorities to support covid-19-related work are allocated under the provisions...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support the Government is providing (a) directly and (b) through local government for shared workspaces during...

      Local Government: Conduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to re-establish the Standards Board for England.

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will put in place the Everyone In covid-19 funding scheme for rough sleepers for winter 2020-21.

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the extent to which firms are not enforcing clauses on exit fees in lease agreements...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 114247 from the hon Member for Bristol West on Sleeping Rough:...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what review he has made of (a) his Department’s and (c) cross-Government audit arrangements for...

    • Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 111564 on Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants, if he will...

      National Space Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, on what date the National Space Council last met; when the council plans next to meet; and whether he plans to...

      Civil Servants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether it is his policy that EU nationals currently employed in the civil service will be able to continue to...

      Contracts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will establish a full public inquiry into the Government's awarding of contracts during the covid-19...

      Government Departments: Email

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Answer of 2 November 2020 to Question 107705 on Government Departments: Email, what...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many covid-19 procurement contracts were awarded retrospectively after work had already been carried out.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Flowers: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has made an economic assessment of the potential effect the introduction of a flower tariff after the transition period will...

    • Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she had with the Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport on the potential effect of the UK-Japan...

      Computer Software: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, on the potential effect of Article 8.73 on...

      Trade Union Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish (a) an updated list of members of her Department's Trade Union Advisory Group as of 13 November 2020 and (b) the (i)...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has plans to end UK Export Finance support for fossil fuel projects.

      Exports: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to support the West Midland's economic recovery from the covid-19 outbreak through exports.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if he will publish a list of (a) members of the Board of Trade and (b) trade envoys.

      USA: Riot Control Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the use of anti-riot gear manufactured by (a) DMS Plastics and (b) other British-based manufacturers by US...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Loneliness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of whether there has been an increase in loneliness and isolation due to the covid-19 outbreak and...

    • Arts and Publishing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department to taking to support (a) SME publishing businesses and (b) other creative SMEs who were either not...

      Broadband: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the broadband speeds in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to update UK international data transfer frameworks to enable onward transfers to other...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to covid-19 lockdown restrictions, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including mobile...

      Galleries and Museums: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the number of exhibits and projects focused on black history in museums and...

      Galleries and Museums: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the senior...

      History: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of his Department's funding has been allocated to (a) organisations and (b) projects focused on...

      Arts Council England: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the representation of black, Asian and minority ethnic people in the senior...

      Greyhound Racing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with bookmakers on funding for racing greyhounds.

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what contingency plans he has with respect to the UK's future relationship with the EU in the event of a UK-based companies...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department has taken to help tackle the disproportionate effect of the covid-19 outbreak on Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities.

    • Females: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Foreign Secretary on the Government’s commitment to international women’s rights ahead of...

  • Department for Transport

    • Roads: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 23 October (HL9102), whether the Local Air Quality Management framework requires that local...

    • Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that their net zero transport policies are informed by an assessment of the comparable costs of using road and rail, in...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to allow solo Compulsory Basic Training and other motorcycle rider training to recommence; and what assessment they have made of the impact that...

      Ports: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress made by the port of Shoreham in switching to environmentally friendly and zero-carbon sources of power; and...

      Cycleways: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have provided to local highways authorities about the retention of pop-up cycle lanes created during the COVID-19 pandemic;...

      Skipton-Colne railway line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 21 October (HL Deb, col 1532), whether contracts have been agreed for the work to be undertaken under Stage 2...

      Ryanair: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Ryanair about the continuation of flights whilst the national lockdown is in effect; and what steps they are taking...

      Aviation: Repayments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to (1) review, and (2) strengthen, the Civil Aviation Authority's powers to issue fines and other penalties against airlines which...

      Aviation: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which companies and organisations the Civil Aviation Authority has granted permission to fly unmanned aerial vehicles Beyond the Visual Line of Sight since...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Institute of Commonwealth Studies: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action, if any, they (1) have taken, or (2) intend to take, in response to the School of Advanced Study’s proposal to close the Institute of...

    • Nature Conservation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote a green recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to grow the UK's technology sector.

      Life Sciences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the life sciences sector is central to the economic recovery.

      Oil and Natural Gas: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure their policy on oil and gas is compatible with their commitment towards net zero emissions by 2050.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the renewable energy sector in the UK.

      Europe Asia Pipeline Company

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the environmental impact of the proposed plan by the Europe Asia Pipeline Company to store and transport oil and...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what infrastructure they plan to deploy to transmit the electricity generated from renewables both onshore and offshore to the national grid; and whether they plan...

      Rolls-royce: Barnoldswick

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the industrial action by employees of Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick in response to the announcement by the company that they will...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation, body or individual is responsible for ensuring the safety of coal tips created by operations under the oversight of the National Coal Board.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the Association of Accounting Technicians that Bounce Back Loans for all small businesses should be written off.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the rate of defaults on Bounce Back Loans.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Bounce Back Loans have been paid out to small businesses.

      Climate Change Convention: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with President-elect Biden about the participation of the government of the United States in COP26.

      Climate Change Convention: USA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they are having with (1) states, and (2) cities in the United States about participation in COP26.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of a single NHS COVID-19 swab test.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current estimate for (1) the proportion of polymerase chain reaction tests for COVID-19 that are false positives, and (2) the number of cycles that...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what infrastructure they have place to ensure RNA-based COVID-19 vaccines could remain frozen throughout the supply chain.

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to review the public health allocation formulae for local authorities.

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their letter sent to GPs and Clinical Commissioning Groups on 14 September about the importance of providing face to face appointments, what steps they...

      Pectus Excavatum: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of access to pectus excavatum surgery for patients treated in the Tees Valley CCG area who have met the criteria set out by NHS...

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information on local support systems is provided to individuals traced through the NHS COVID-19 test, track and trace system to help them to isolate.

      Autism and Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable young adults who are (1) autistic, or (2) disabled, and who are living in care homes and who do not have any specific risk factors...

      Coronavirus: Leicester

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the BAME community in Leicester during the localised lockdown.

      Boston Consulting Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what daily rate they pay to senior executives from Boston Consulting Group to work on the COVID-19 testing system.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff were processing COVID-19 tests as part of their testing system at the start of (1) June, (2) July, (3) August, and (4) September.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce an embargo on housing evictions during the current period of national restrictions; and, if so whether this will apply (1) to...

    • Travellers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are making available to Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities during the period while national restrictions are in place to address...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for extending the Help to Buy scheme to properties other than new builds.

      Churches: Community Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the calculations of the economic contribution made by churches used for community purposes in the report by the National Churches...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional training for the judiciary on online court proceedings.

    • Administration of Justice: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the sustainability of the current funding for the justice system; and what assessment they have made of the Bar...

      Legal Opinion: Welfare State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce early access legal advice for social welfare issues.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards preventing those needing letters from GPs to access legal aid being charged for such letters.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Hikvision: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9675), what representations they have made to Pyronix-Hikvision about the use of that...

    • Visas: Peru

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed UK and Andean countries trade agreement includes provisions about visa reform for those travelling on business from Peru to the UK.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Hong Kong: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their declaration that the government of China’s decision to disqualify elected Hong Kong legislators constitutes a clear breach of the 1984...

    • Afghanistan: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their current assessment of the risk to diplomats and foreign non-governmental organisation staff in Afghanistan from IS attacks.

      Hong Kong: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove any special legal status differentiating Hong Kong from China following the resignation of Hong Kong’s opposition lawmakers.

      Ali Hajji

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Ali Al Hajee is (1) being held in isolation at Dry Dock Detention Centre in Bahrain following the cancellation of a...

      Hassan Mushaima

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of allegations of medical negligence towards Hasan Mushaima by the government of Bahrain, what urgent representations they are making to the...

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 April 2018, and by the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on...

      Bahrain: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 September (HL8054) and by the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (HC106366), when they became aware that 66 per...

      Bahrain: Technical Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that 51 individuals have been convicted in Bahrain in a mass trial and of allegations of due process violations and...

      North Korea: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; (2) what...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they have provided to protect civilians displaced by the conflict in the Tigray Region of Ethiopia.

      Jamaica: Floods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what aid they have provided to support those who have been affected by the flooding in Jamaica.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many 19-year-olds were registered as unemployed in the months of (1) June, (2) July, and (3) August.

    • Unemployment Benefits: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) 16, (2) 17, (3) 18, and (4) 19, year-olds registered for unemployment-related benefits in the months of (a) September, and (b) October.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 2 November (HL9276), what estimate they have made of the number of young people aged 16 to 24...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bottles: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of a bottle deposit scheme for England on local authority budgets, including the impact of the likely...

    • Thames Water: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 29 January (HL608), whether the Environment Agency has prosecuted Thames Water in relation to...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they took two years to publish the reports by Professor Malcolm Bennett and Professor Chris Palgrave A study into the prevalence of bTB in found-dead...

      Developing a National Food Strategy Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of a link between COVID-19 mortality and obesity, what plans they have to accelerate work on the National Food Strategy.

      Musical Instruments: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK musicians will need (1) Convention on International Trade In Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora certificates, and (2) Carnets, for instruments...

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much compensation has been paid out by the Windrush Compensation Scheme to date; and how much they estimate will be paid out in total before that...

    • Hamas: Immigration Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that senior members of Hamas have been awarded Turkish citizenship, what plans they have to ensure UK Border Control and Home Office officials...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training on conducting Recovery Needs Assessments (RNA) and approving RNA plans has been provided to staff (1) of the Salvation Army, (2) subcontractors in...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the data provided in the 2020 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery about the average length of support requested under the Recovery Needs Assessment...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether requests for accommodation under the Recovery Needs Assessment (RNA) process referred to in the 2020 UK Annual Report on Modern Slavery were received from...

      Detainees: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what strategy they currently have in place on the use of immigration detention for women; and what plans they have (1) to build on the Action Access pilot,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that local government elections are held in May 2021; and what social distancing measures they intend to put in place.

    • Hikvision

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9675), how many contracts they have issued to Pyronix-Hikvision in (1) 2018, (2) 2019 and...

      Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter from the Commissioner for Public Appointments to the Chair of the Committee on Standards of Public Life, dated 7 October.

      UK Government Union Capability Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether The Dunlop Review into UK Government Union capability, announced on 4 July 2019, took evidence from the devolved administrations.

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the article by the Institute for Fiscal Studies Up to £10 billion of the Chancellor's 'Plan for Jobs' will be funded by underspends on...

    • Royal Bank of Scotland: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the release of the unredacted report RBS Group's treatment of SME customers referred to the Global Restructuring Group by the Treasury Committee...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of UK-registered companies that have the word “bank” in their name but do not have Part 4A permission under...

      Job Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on (1) developing, and (2) trialling, the Job Support Scheme.

      Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the number of (1) prosecutions, (2) convictions, and (3) fines, resulting from their investigations into the Panama papers.

      Occupational Health: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether providing sanitary products for employees is (1) a taxable payment, or (2) a benefit for employees; and, if not, whether they will update the...

      PwC: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken against PricewaterhouseCooper for any role played in implementing tax avoidance schemes exposed by the 'Luxembourg leaks'.

      Occupational Health: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether providing access to applications that support employees' mental health is (1) a taxable payment or (2) a benefit for employees; and, if not, whether they...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Film: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage the adoption of British Board of Film Classification and Video Standards Council best practice guidelines on voluntary age...

    • Sir Malcolm Arnold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the papers of Sir Malcolm Arnold are preserved for future historical study.

      Football Association: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Football Association about how that organisation can improve on issues of racial diversity.

      Digital Technology: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport is collaborating with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) on sharing and preserving digital heritage...

      Gambling: Football

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement that Burnley FC are working with the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust to educate staff and supporters about the risks of...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Electronic Voting: WhatsApp

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to use WhatsApp to alert members of the House about votes taking place using the remote voting system.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Equality Act 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Equality Act 2010 as to change the protected characteristic of "sex" to "gender".

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