Written answers

Tuesday, 24 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Electric Scooters: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that electric scooters have a maximum speed of 20mph.

    • Driving Licences: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have had their driving licences revoked following a declaration of autism.

      Driving Licences: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people who have been diagnosed with autism have had their driving licences revoked following a report to the DVLA from the Police in each of...

      Driving Licences: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the announcement of an 11 month extension for expired driving licences, what assessment the Government has made of the potential...

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support people who have had their driving lessons cancelled as a result of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) steps his Department is taking to encourage people to use public transport instead of cars during the covid-19 outbreak and (b) estimate he...

      Eurotunnel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether test, trace and isolate measures apply to people travelling into the UK via the Eurotunnel.

      A1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policy on safety on the A1 of the (a) frequency of motor vehicle accidents in the latest...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on (a) Eurostar’s and High Speed One’s financial...

      Railways: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to allocate an additional £10 billion of funding to existing railway infrastructure.

      Portsmouth and Southampton Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment has he made of the potential contribution of developing increased regular direct rail links between Southampton Airport...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require rail franchisees to provide part-time season tickets; when he will conclude his assessment...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions has he had with rail industry stakeholders on the effect of ending the transition period without a deal with EU.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on rail crossings between the UK and France of ending the transition period without a deal with the EU.

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will review his policies on increasing the (a) employment and (b) training of UK (i) Ratings and (ii) Officers in the shipping industry after...

      Shipping: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020 does not reduce UK seafarer employment levels in (a) 2021...

      Shipping: Cabotage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce cabotage legislation in order to regulate (a) employment, (b) merchant ship registration and (c) port activity in...

      Department of Transport: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing since 1 March 2020.

      Jet Zero Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include the Airspace Modernisation Strategy in the work of the Jet Zero Council.

      Highways England: Traffic Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many full-time equivalent traffic officers were employed by Highways England in each region of England in each year since 2010.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the On-Street Residential Scheme is still available; whether Durham County Council has (a) applied for and (b) been allocated funding under...

      Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing financial support to international rail operators with UK connections during the...

      Department of Transport: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on (a) consultancy services including (i) communications, (ii) advertising, (iii) marketing and (iv) media buying...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the UK's (a) rail industry and (b) rail network of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what risk assessment he has carried out on bilateral deals with pharmaceutical companies for covid-19 vaccine...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the veracity of reports that (a) AstraZeneca's no profit pricing commitment for the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to ensure that any covid-19 vaccines are sold at cost and are accessible to (a) low-income and...

      Procurement: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the terms of agreement between Oxford and AstraZeneca for their covid-19 vaccine.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policy on future UK space capability of the Athena paper...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a lead authority to monitor the...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what general programmes and themes he plans to include in the national space strategy.

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date he plans to publish the national space strategy.

      Space Technology: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of suitably qualified and experienced personnel (SQEP) in the UK space...

      Research: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward proposals to enable UK Research and Innovation to prolong funding for research students unable...

      Procurement: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether covid-19 vaccine procurement has been carried out at a UK-wide level.

      Wind Power: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to amend the Contracts for Difference auction process for offshore wind farm projects on...

      Wind Power: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to amend the Contracts for Difference auction process for offshore wind farm projects on...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will review the Crown Estate’s licensing process for offshore wind farms to ensure that (a) employment and...

      Carbon Emissions: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place a moratorium on building high carbon infrastructure such as expanded airports as part of the covid-19...

      Iron and Steel: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to reduce industrial energy costs for UK steel producers.

      Carbon Emissions: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will create a net zero test for all infrastructure policy and spending decisions.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his (a) policy and (b) strategy is on (i) the use of nuclear power and (ii) its future role in the UK.

      Energy: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of adopting the recommendations of the Oil and Gas Authority’s UK...

      Energy: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to implement the recommendations of the Oil and Gas Authority’s UK Continental Shelf Energy...

      Electric Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of local electricity grids in rural areas to meet the potential demand as a...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on levels of demand for electricity of the transition to electric...

      Postal Services: Domestic Abuse and Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating an Address and Collect service at Post Offices to allow...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the new national covid-19 lockdown restrictions in place from 5...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how his Department plans to support new businesses to ensure that they can access a Bounce Back Loan during the...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department received to inform its decision to include car showrooms on the list of businesses that...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices have been closed in England as a result of being assessed as not commercially viable since 2018.

      Public Transport: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Department for Transport on the role of the Green Jobs Taskforce in creating...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take to ensure that trade unions organising (a) seafarers, (b) port workers and (c) offshore oil and...

      Oil and Gas UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether officials from his Department attend meetings of Oil and Gas UK’s Recovery Group.

      Wind Power: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created in the offshore wind industry and its...

      Wind Power: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that offshore oil and gas workers in north east England made redundant during the...

      Offshore Industry: North Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the North Sea Transition deal; and if he will make a statement.

      Hydrogen: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on the future role of hydrogen in the UK gas networks.

      Renewable Energy: Continental Shelf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on regulatory measures in the coastal shipping...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has for the long-term recovery of the wedding sector from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of enabling applicants for Bounce Back Loan top-ups to...

      Wind Power: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Green Jobs Taskforce, how many jobs he plans to create in the offshore wind supply chain by 2030.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Green Homes Grant scheme, how many (a) primary and (b) secondary home improvement measures have...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Green Homes Grant scheme, what estimate he has made of the number of businesses that are eligible...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the Government's policy is on anticipatory investment in decarbonisation projects; what plans his Department has...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to support women from Northern Ireland who are required to travel to England, Scotland or Wales to access...

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps he is taking to ensure the swift and comprehensive commissioning of abortion services in Northern Ireland by the Northern Ireland...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Gyms and Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that gyms and leisure centres remain open during any future lockdown restrictions due to...

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) average and (b) maximum distance people are expected to travel for walk-in covid-19 testing.

      Care Homes: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve the quality of elderly care in care homes across England.

      NHS: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether students residing in England will be eligible for an award from the NHS Learning Support Fund if they choose to undertake a...

      Coronavirus: Collective Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) advice and (b) guidance provided by the (i) Chief Medical Officer and (ii) Public Health England on the ban on...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve dental health among children.

      Dental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure oral health remains a priority during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of healthy start vouchers.

      Mental Health Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to improve perinatal mental health services (a) during pregnancy and (b) in the first postnatal year.

      Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to meet the aims of the WHO Global Patient Safety Challenge to halve severe avoidable medication-related...

      Mental Health Services: Quarantine

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

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to promote (a) knowledge and (b) take-up of PrEP among communities affected by HIV in addition to gay and...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to encourage schools, CCGs and local education authorities to work more collaboratively to tackle...

      Suicide: Pupils and Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the number of suicides involving (a) Secondary School, (b)...

      GP Surgeries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which 10 GP surgery locations have the highest numbers of patients registered in (a) the East Midlands and (b) England.

      Dental Services: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on the number of patients dentists are able to see of the use of ventilation systems in...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department is giving to local authorities on enforcing mask wearing in public spaces.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to exempt a person from covid-19 restrictions when they have received a vaccine; and if he will make a...

      Dental Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of dental practices which were unable to reopen on 8 June 2020 because they could not...

      Speech and Language Therapy: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce waiting lists for NHS speech and language sessions.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria is being used to review guidance to (a) people shielding and (b) the clinically extremely vulnerable living in local...

      Exercise Cygnus: Private Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the roles were of private companies involved in Exercise Cygnus.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help maintain support for stroke survivors during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Primary Health 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 self care for minor ailments.

      Coronavirus and Respiratory System: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to delivering the commitments on respiratory health in the NHS Long Term Plan for (a) 2019-20 and (b)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on consultancy fees for (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing since 1 March 2020.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list by month total ICU bed occupancy in the NHS in each of the last three years, including the current year to date.

      Dental Services: Plymouth

      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 the availability of dental care in Plymouth; and what...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what clinical information his Department uses to inform policy on tackling the backlog of cancer treatments.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP appointments there were for minor ailments in England in each month since January 2019.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) patients with secondary breast cancer and (b) other patients having noncurative treatment are not...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will instruct NHS England to amend the guidelines they issue to clinical commissioning groups to extend the criteria for the...

      Obesity: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's strategy entitled, Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives, published...

      Rare Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all rare disease patients in the UK have access to licenced treatments as soon as...

      Drugs and Medical Equipment: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether, through the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill 2019-21, his Department plans to amend the definitions of (a) medicines, (b)...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether funding will be provided to expand programmes to tackle obesity and support weight management services in the forthcoming...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Transforming Children and Young People’s Mental Health Provision: a Green Paper, published by his Department...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on implementing the obesity strategy published in July 2020; what support will be made available...

      Coronavirus: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will have discussions with the Health and Safety Executive on gathering and retaining data during the covid-19 outbreak on health...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish guidance for support groups operating under Paragraph 11(6) of the Health Protection (Coronavirus,...

      Exercise Cygnus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the report on Exercise Cygnus identified a need for additional mental health provision during a pandemic.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to introduce fixed costs in clinical negligence cases up to £25,000 to prevent rising litigation costs...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of administering a covid-19 vaccine; and what the budget headings are for that cost estimate.

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance to employers to allow all pregnant women who pass (a) 20 weeks or (b) 28 weeks gestation to work from home or...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to introduce health passports as part of its future covid-19 vaccine roll-out strategy.

      Operating Theatres: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will instruct NHS Improvement to require the Centre for Perioperative Care to consider preventative guidelines on surgical fires as...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what safeguards have been put in place in the logistics supply chain to ensure that a vaccination for covid-19 when approved, can be (a)...

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce variation in bereavement support and (b) improve the adequacy of provision of that...

      Mental Illness: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to achieve the target of 60 per cent of people with a severe mental illness receiving an annual physical health...

      Dentistry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 22 October to Questions 100521 and 100519, whether (a) private General Dental Practitioners, (b) General...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the availability of formaldehyde free flu vaccinations in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston and...

      Perinatal Mortality: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on publishing the report on registration of pre-24 week stillbirths as legislated for in the Civil...

      Home Births: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of additional home births since the covid-19 restrictions on maternity services began; and how...

      Coronavirus: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include teachers in the list of groups that will be given priority to receive covid-19 vaccinations.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many medication errors have occurred in the NHS in each of the last three years; and what steps his Department is taking to prevent...

      Coronavirus: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the need for further guidance on (a) shielding and (b) support available for clinically vulnerable groups...

      Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on implementing the recommendations of the Short Life Working Group on reducing medication-related...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the availability of NHS dentists.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Patient Safety, Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, of 24 September 2020,...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional financial support has been made available to ensure the financial viability of dental practices during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support autistic (a) adults' and (b) children’s mental health (i) during and (ii) after the covid-19...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Consultation, Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, published on 22 July 2019, when he plans to implement...

      Operating Theatres: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to classify surgical fires in operating theatres as a Never Event.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) health and social care, (b) informal care, (c) quality of life, (d) lost productivity and (e)...

      Prescription Drugs: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s five-year strategy is for tackling medication errors and medication-related harms in the NHS.

      Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of preventable blindness.

      Bereavement Counselling and Maternity Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the variation in quality of maternity and bereavement services throughout the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people who refuse to wear masks in public without legitimate reason when...

      Prescriptions: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending maternity exemption certificates for people who have not been...

      Cauda Equina Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding his Department has provided to research into cauda equina syndrome in each of the last five years.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including teachers as recipients of the free flu vaccination in winter 2020-21.

      Babies: Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support clinical research into infantile spasms.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methodology is Department uses to collect data on children’s qualitative well-being.

      Coronavirus: Mink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what capacity the UK has to detect whether mink-related mutations of coronavirus have arrived in the UK.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to collect data on equitable access to PrEP throughout England; what steps he is taking to ensure...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to make PrEP available in (a) primary care, (b) maternity care, (c) pharmacies and (d) other healthcare...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make the £16 million of funding initially announced for the PrEP roll-out in 2020-21 available in 2021-22 and...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on the roll-out of PrEP since funding was made available to local areas on the 2 October 2020.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether access to the PrEP drug is capped; and whether additional funds will be made available if demand for PrEP appointments exceeds...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to recommend the wearing of visors for members of the public who cannot wear face masks during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of wearing masks while singing for the reduction of transmission of covid-19.

      Protective Clothing: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice his Department is giving to local authorities on enforcing mask wearing on public transport.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 outbreak, whether the Government plans to introduce guidance for members of the public unable to wear face...

      NHS Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the NHS Trusts that have been successful in securing seed funding for the further eight schemes in the Health...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of the NHS.

      Lynfield Mount Hospital and Airedale Hospital: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for capital expenditure at (a) Lynfield Mount in Bradford and (b) Airedale hospital.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for how long European Health Insurance Cards remain valid in respect of people travelling to an EU country before 31 December 2020 and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Minister for Mental Health, Suicide Prevention and Patient Safety plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many A&E attendances there have been for minor ailments in England in each month since January 2019.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of increasing funding in the forthcoming spending review for additional breast...

      Joint Replacements: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged 15-25 have had a hip or knee replacement as a result of (a) obesity and (b) brittle-bones in each of the last five years.

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Coronavirus

      To ask the Leader of the House, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of (a) restrictions on travel and (b) reductions in availability of public transport during the covid-19 outbreak...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 91680, what plans his Department has to supply private, voluntary and independent early years...

    • Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing people who have lost their job during the covid-19 pandemic to access...

      Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Coronavirus (COVID-19) catch-up premium funding is ring-fenced by schools for the provision of catch-up support to pupils who have missed...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to tackle educational disadvantage amongst white working class boys in (a) St Helens, (b) Merseyside and (c) England.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) procure and (b) deliver (i) laptops and (ii) other home internet access to disadvantaged students in a timely manner...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, steps he is taking to improve understanding of the guidance on the use of personal protective equipment in (a) schools and (b) other educational settings.

      Music: Private Tutors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether music lessons can take place in the teacher's home during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions in England.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether parents who are shielding as a result of serious health problems are permitted to keep their children out of school.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on keeping schools open and functioning effectively of the performance of the test...

      Department for Education: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing since 1 March 2020.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many digital devices tailored to children with special educational needs and disabilities his Department has distributed for remote learning since...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide additional financial resources to schools to help cover new costs associated with the covid-19 outbreak.

      Training: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 110928 on Union Learning Fund: Coronavirus, what additional steps his Department is taking to...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2020 to Question 76046 and the Answer of 8 October 2020 to Question 98997, what recent discussions he has had with...

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2020 to Question 113060, if he will disaggregate the take-up rate of the period products programme by (a)...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to provide maintained nursery schools with a long-term funding solution based on up-to-date assessments of need.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average programme funding per student is for 16 to 19 year olds studying a (a) T-level and (b) non-T-level study programme on a full-time...

      Further Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students are studying a (a) T-level and (b) non-T-level study programme on a full-time basis in the 2020-21 academic year.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential rise in the level of demand for children’s services over the Christmas 2020 period.

      Education: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that deaf children are able to be taught in environments which require the wearing of facemasks.

      Babies: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether baby massage groups are exempt from the November 2020 covid-19 restrictions; and if his Department will publish guidance on that matter.

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to end the temporary extension of free school meals eligibility to no recourse to public funds groups.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the average time being taken for Grants of Probate to be issued; what plans he has to reduce that length of time (a)...

    • Special Educational Needs: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many parents in each local authority area have taken Local Education Authorities (LEA) to appeal at a tribunal against an Education, Care and Health...

      Low Newton Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many women were known to be pregnant while on remand or serving a sentence in HMP Low Newton in each quarter from 31 March 2015 to 30 September...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release of 4 November 2020, Coronavirus preparedness in prisons, whether classroom-based education...

      Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) young adult, (b) other female and (c) other male prison leavers were released without an address to go to in (i) each region of England and...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s publication, HM Prison and Probation Service COVID-19 Official Statistics Data to 31 October 2020, published on...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisons in England and Wales have implemented stage 4 regimes as a result of (a) staffing constraints and (b) severe outbreaks since the autumn...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release, Coronavirus preparedness in prisons, published on 6 November 2020, how many prisons in England...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department’s press release, Coronavirus preparedness in prisons, published on 6 November 2020, if he will publish details of...

      Prisons: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the ability of prison education providers to fulfil Prison Education Framework contractual requirements during the...

  • Treasury

    • Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the cost to the public purse of allowing limited company directors to claim support from the (a) Self-Employment Income...

    • Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of asking limited company directors for further analysis of the dividend from UK Companies...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made on the long term viability of small limited companies of requiring limited company directors to furlough themselves in order to...

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will bring forward a dedicated coronavirus income support scheme for limited company directors that fall outside his Department's definitions of what...

      Foreign Companies: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has issued to overseas sellers who need to register for UK VAT by 1 January 2021 for under £135 goods sold to UK consumers.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to carry out an impact assessment of the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of that...

      UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency plans he has with respect to the UK's future relationship with the EU in the event of a UK-based companies experiencing tax and trading...

      Directors: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much tax has been paid to HMRC by limited company directors in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of incorporating the recommendations from the Energy Research Accelerator's Spending Review...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 91922, what the ambitious conditions on climate change and Net Zero targets are which companies are...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 91922, which company was the first to receive Last Resort Business Intervention support.

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Federation of Wholesale Distributors on wholesaler’s eligibility for Business Rates Relief.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding his Department has allocated to support the delivery new homes in (a) Coventry North East...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a shortage of surveyors competent to undertake EWS1 assessments...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will (a) bring forward legislative proposals to provide financial support to assist private leaseholders in...

      Buildings: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to make parts (a) M4(2) and (b) M4(3) of building regulations mandatory.

      Building Safety Fund: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the deadline to submit a full-cost funding...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans for the Government to act as insurer of last resort for professional indemnity insurance in respect...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Building Safety Fund for the remediation of non-ACM cladding systems, whether he plans to extend...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Building Safety Fund for the remediation of non-ACM cladding systems, what estimate he has made...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Building Safety Fund for the remediation of non-ACM cladding systems, how many expressions of...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to support leaseholders where building warranty and insurance providers enter...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of new developments built after 2019 are resilient to flooding.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to support shared ownership residents to meet the costs of replacing dangerous cladding...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of making additional...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the May 2020 announcement that the Building Safety Fund will be distributed on a first come, first...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he can take against lenders that continue to require the provision of an EWS1 form in cases where the...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish additional detailed information on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Homelessness: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to publish details of local authority funding allocations under the (a) Flexible...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of funding provided to local authorities to perform...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Veterans: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer 3 September 2020 to Question 81645, what steps have been taken to develop an online verification tool for the purpose of...

    • Army: Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents and guardians of soldiers can attend passing out parades during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Defence: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the criteria used to determine whether parts of the defence industry are classed as essential businesses allowed to remain open...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of recruitment to the (a) regular and (b) reserve armed forces.

      HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the out-of-service dates for HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark will remain 2033 and 2034 respectively.

      Armed Forces: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will provide additional financial support for armed forces charities during the (a) autumn 2020 and covid-19 lockdown and (b) regional covid-19...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons applications to the Government’s Kickstart scheme are restricted to (a) limited companies and (b) registered charities.

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of lifting the benefit cap until adequate employment incentives provide a basis for its...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she plans to take to ensure that increasing working hours is economically advantageous for young people living in supported...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of Kickstart Scheme applications are assessed within the stated timeframe of one month; and what the average time taken is for...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average processing time is for applications to the Kickstart Scheme in (a) Wakefield, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the cost to the public purse of compensating people who had their universal credit payments reduced...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many spot checks the Health and Safety Executive has carried out in each industry since March 2020.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications her Department has (a) received and (b) approved for Kickstart Scheme funding in (i) each UK region and (ii) the...

      State Retirement Pensions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department has not increased the state pension to assist people through the covid-19 outbreak.

      Covid Winter Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether every child eligible for free school meals will be eligible for support from the Covid Winter Grant Scheme over the Christmas holidays.

      National Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what alternative arrangements are in place for people seeking to apply for a national insurance number during the period of suspension of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has put in place plans to scrutinise the husbandry practices of EU nations after the end of the transition period.

    • Agriculture: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to use AgriTech innovation to open up new export markets for British agricultural businesses.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many of his Department's staff have been redeployed since 1 July 2020 to work on (a) covid-19 response and (b) the...

      River Severn: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allocating additional funding to the (a) River Severn Partnership...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what preparations have been made (a) along the River Severn and (b) across the UK for potential flooding during winter 2020-21.

      Glass and Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has assessed the potential effect of including glass in a future deposit return scheme on levels of...

      Flood Control: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made on updating plans for all (a) catchments and (b) coastal cells in England.

  • Home Office

    • Criminal Records: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on joining (a) Europol, (b) Eurojust, (c) the Schengen Information System (SIS II), (d) the European Criminal Records...

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether, in line with former Foreign and Commonwealth Office policy, non-UK nationals formerly employed by the Department for International...

      Slavery: Libya and Sub-Saharan Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to (a) tackle human trafficking from sub-Saharan Africa and Libya and (b) educate and inform people about the...

      Deportation: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) charities and (b) local authorities on her Department's proposals to deport foreign national rough...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of No Recourse to Public Funds conditions on levels of rough sleeping.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of No Recourse to Public Funds conditions on the number of people rough sleeping in the UK.

      Sleeping Rough: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether an equality impact assessment has been carried out in respect of her Department's plans to make rough sleeping grounds for...

      Osime Brown

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to review the deportation order of Osime Brown.

      Immigrants: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the compliance of the new discretionary power in the Immigration Rules to refuse or cancel a person’s...

      Immigration Bail: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on immigration bail reporting; and what public health advice...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 111491, what criteria her Department is using to assess when it is safe to resume...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Question

      What plans the Government has for the publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.

    • Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to support girls who have been subject to forced conversions and marriages in Sindh, Pakistan.

      Sri Lanka: Keenie Meenie Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support he is providing to the Metropolitan Police investigating Keenie Meenie Services in relation to war...

      China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that the Chinese People's Liberation...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 113194, what assessment he has made of the Permanent...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer on 11 November 2020 to Question 110830, whether he has recently made representations to the...

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the recent shelling by its forces of areas within...

      Question

      What recent representations he has made to the Polish Government on (a) women’s and (b) LGBT+ rights in that country.

      Question

      If he will provide additional aid funding for anti-poaching projects during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Kashmir: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people killed, (b) people wounded, (c) households displaced and (d)...

      India: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has had discussions with the Government of India on the arrest of Fr Stan Swamy and other human rights...

      Question

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to support peace between Israel and the Palestinian people.

      Question

      Whether he made representations during his recent visit to Israel to his counterpart in the Israeli Government on proposals to annex parts of the West Bank.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Directors

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

      Question

      What progress has been made on the international review of the content of Palestinian Authority school textbooks.

      Question

      What recent assessment the Government has made of the (a) political and (b) humanitarian situation of the Rohingya.

      Question

      What recent assessment he has made of the extent of human rights violations in Sri Lanka.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on human rights in that country.

      Question

      What discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on human rights in that country.

      Bahrain: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many projects were solely delivered to Bahrain under the Integrated Activity Fund in the (a) 2016-17 and (b)...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 106364, how many projects were applied for by his...

      Gulf States: 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, how many projects delivered through the Integrated...

      Western Sahara: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what advice his Department is giving to British citizens living in occupied Western Sahara following the recent...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent demolition of Palestinian homes in the Bedouin settlement of Khirbet...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Moroccan Ambassador on that country's breach of the 1991 ceasefire...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will (a) discuss with the Moroccan Ambassador and (b) instruct the HM Ambassador to Morocco to raise with...

      Terrorism: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the recent report of the assassinations in Iran of a leading al-Qaeda organiser, what assessment...

      Palestinians: Universities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Palestinian Authority following reports that a Palestinian university has...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of allegations that the Iranian regime planned to...

      Drug Resistance: Antimicrobials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications of the widening diagnostic gap for tuberculosis and other...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will publish written strategies to guide its work on promoting freedom of religion or belief in...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans: Merseyside

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding his Department has provided to each veterans' organisation based in (a) St Helens and (b)...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether travelling from England to Wales for the purposes of securing a property is allowed during the...

      Autism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that Government information on covid-19 is communicated effectively to...

      Medicines: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the agreement reached at the fourth meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Northern Ireland...

      EU Exit Operations Committee and EU Exit Strategy Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, on how many occasions the (a) Exit Strategy and (b) Exit Operations Cabinet Committees have met since 1...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2020 to Question 91998, how much funding the Government has provided to (a) thermal coal mining and...

    • Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2020 to Question 91998 on Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees, how much funding from the public...

      Trade Fairs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the effect on businesses of not...

      Trade Fairs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 111493, what assessment she has made of the potential adverse trade effects that may...

      Office for the Internal Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she has discussed the role of the proposed Office for the Internal Market with her foreign counterparts as part of trade talks.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using a similar initiative to Kick it Out to tackle racism in cricket.

    • Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he is making with the devolved Administrations to ensure that football fans can safely attend football matches as...

      Public Sector: Artificial Intelligence

      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 the...

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to tackle financial crime in his forthcoming legislation on online harms; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of collective approaches by the Government, charities and community...

      Third Sector: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to ensure that voluntary and community sector organisations have access to adequate resources to adapt...

      Charities: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of an innovation fund for charities to help the voluntary sector to...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the (a) capital and (b) revenue funding allocations are for the £500m Youth Investment Fund for each year for the...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to accelerate funding from the Youth Investment Fund to support youth organisations during the...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much money from the public purse has been spent through the Youth Investment Fund.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Estate: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, with reference to the Cabinet Office Environment Policy Statement, published in April 2013,...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Commission On Race and Ethnic Disparities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the first report of Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities will be published.

    • Equality: Training

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what the Government's policy is on the use of unconscious bias training; and if she will make a statement.

      Disability: Employment and Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on tackling the disability (a) employment and (b) pay gap.

      Pupils: LGBT People

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, whether her Department has carried out an equality impact assessment on the potential effect on young people of the proposed removal of...

  • Department for Transport

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electricity Generation: Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that electricity generated by waste-to-energy facilities will be used to the benefit of the local community closest to where...

    • Renewable Energy: Job Creation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase jobs in the marine renewable energy sector.

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support sub-postmasters affected by the Horizon Post Office accounting software.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: South Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the actions taken by the government of South Korea to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic; and what plans they have to use any...

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to respond to the Questions for Written Answer tabled by Lord Forsyth of Drumlean on (1) 14 September (HL8056), and (2) 30 September (HL8627 and HL8626).

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many payments have been made by the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme; and what was the total value of those payments.

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include contraceptive care within the scope of their women's health strategy.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an employer’s decision not to certify an application to the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme concerning a deceased employee can...

      Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average waiting time for a woman accessing long-acting reversible contraception.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the report by the Faculty of Dental Services of the Royal College of Surgeons A resumption of dental services?, published...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by NHS England in advising on the service specifications for children’s cancer services.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that the NICE quality standard on foetal alcohol spectrum disorder will be published.

      Ivermectin: Licensing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to license Ivermectin in tablet form for older children and adults, in line with World Health Organisation guidelines for essential drugs.

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Department for Health and Social Care has held about  the future of Public Health England’s remit for (1) obesity prevention,...

      Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the review announced on 8 December 2018 into overprescribing in the NHS has concluded; and if so, (1) if it has reported, and (2) when the report will be...

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand pro-vaccination campaigns to encourage maximum uptake of any vaccines to prevent (1) COVID-19, and (2) other conditions, during...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to continue to invoke the “extreme urgency” provision of regulation 32(2)(c) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish details of any contracts for the purchase of personal protective equipment in 2020 (1) that have failed to deliver to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk posed to the health of (1) individuals, and (2) the general public, of extending restrictions to address the...

      Coronavirus: Debates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Memorandum by the Department of Health submitted to the House of Lords Constitution Committee's inquiry Fast-track...

  • Department for Education

    • ICT: Secondary Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary schools in England teach (1) virtual reality, (2) cyber security, and (3) artificial intelligence, at Key Stage 3.

    • Apprentices: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, for the most recent year in which figures are available, (1) how many, and (2) what percentage of, companies which pay the apprenticeship levy spent their entire...

      Basic Skills: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that disadvantaged children do not regress in basic skills and learning during, and after, the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Numeracy: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings in the OECD Adult Skills survey, published in 2012, which found that the UK is the only country where the numeracy...

      Department for Education: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Information Commissioners’ Office’s audit of the Department for Education, published on 7 October.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand the virtual court estate for short or preliminary hearings, and non-complex matters.

    • National Tactical Response Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the National Tactical Response Group was called to each prison in England and Wales in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020 to date.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in prison are currently managed under the Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork care planning system.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently in prison serving a determinate sentence of 20 years or more, broken down (1) by age, and (2) by gender.

      Legal Aid Scheme: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission an independent review into legal aid fees.

      Legal Profession: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve racial and gender diversity within the legal profession.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Cultural Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Azerbaijan has taken steps to erase its Armenian cultural heritage by...

    • Health Services: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to strengthen health system resilience to specific diseases in low and middle income countries.

      Northern Cyprus and Taiwan: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 10 November (HL9658), what assessment they have made of any difference between their policies...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what ministerial-level discussions they have had with the government of Ethiopia about the conflict in Tigray.

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Chair of the African Union about (1) the conflict in Ethiopia, and (2) the potential of that conflict to destabilise...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the ceasefire brokered by the government of Russia in the Nagorno-Karabakh region, what steps they are taking, together with international...

      USA: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the electoral process in the United States; and whether they have made representations to the current President of the United...

      UNRWA: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees cannot afford to pay the salaries of its staff,  what steps they...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 November (HL9334), whether such training exercises are permissible under international law.

      Syria: Military Intervention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 9 November (HL9502), what response they have received, if any, to representations made to...

      United Nations: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to comply with the United Nations Framework on Reparations; and what plans they have to establish an inquiry into reparatory justice.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the youth unemployment rate on the affected individuals' future pension benefits.

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the benefit cap on tenants in the private rented sector.

      Universal Credit: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many mandatory reconsiderations for Universal Credit were made in each month of 2020 so far.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Musical Instruments: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK musicians will need a CITES permit or an ATA Carnet for musical instruments being transported from Great Britain to Northern Ireland following the end...

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Performing Arts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the introduction of Tier 2 and Tier 3 visas for workers in (1) live music venues, (2) theatres, and (3) other live...

    • Immigration and Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have established the Terms of Reference for the review of the Borders, Immigration Citizenship and System complaints procedure; when they expect that...

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 10 November (HL9699), whether Tier 4 or Tier 5 visas are classified as a route to settlement.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, (1) what steps they are taking, and (2) what discussions have taken place between Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Self-determination of States: Shetland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Shetland Islands Council about terms for those islands' self-determination; and what has been the outcome of those discussions.

  • Treasury

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