Written answers

Wednesday, 25 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether liquid biofuels are included in his Department's climate change policies; and what steps he plans to take to support the liquid biofuels industry.

    • Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the supply of electric cars in the UK.

      Electric Vehicles: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to support investment in electric vehicle charging points in Greater Manchester.

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to (a) encourage people to switch to electric cars, (b) make those cars more affordable and (c) increase their rate of sale.

      Aviation: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has received reports of airline companies refunding vouchers given as a result of flight cancellations due to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need to invest in research into universal interchangeable batteries as part of the transition to electric vehicles.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Transport for the North on the Northern Powerhouse Rail project.

      Electric Vehicles: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the need to invest in research into flow batteries as a part of the transition to electric vehicles.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of haulage vehicles on air quality.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on the coach hire industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Bridges: Hinckley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the A5 Watling Street railway bridge near Hinckley does not become the most bashed bridge in Britain in 2020-21...

      Merchant Shipping: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Maritime and Coastguard Agency and (b) UK Chamber of Shipping on administrative changes to maritime...

      Driving: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether driving lessons and driving tests will be allowed to recommence immediately after the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions have ended.

      Travel: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the average cost to the individual of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus, (c)...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish end of transition period guidance to (a) employers, (b) crew and (c) international flag states in the shipping industry.

      Ports: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of queues at ports after the end of the transition period on roadside air quality.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bus routes have been discontinued in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands and (d) England in each of the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total value is of Green Deal loans sold by Home Energy and Lifestyle Management Ltd (a) excluding and (b)...

    • Environment Protection: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Government funding arising from his plans for a green industrial revolution is planned to be allocated to...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 113594 on tidal stream technologies, how many of the 22...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 113594 on Tidal Power, with how many of the 22 developers of...

      Carbon Emissions: Exports and Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to include carbon emissions from imports and exports in UK carbon budgets.

      Carbon Emissions: Consumer Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether emissions from goods produced abroad that are consumed within the UK will be included in the UK's net zero...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to prevent lenders blocking businesses from accessing the Bounce Back Loan Scheme by requiring...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that Government funding for local authorities to allocate to businesses affected by...

      Wholesale Trade: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what direct financial support or grants the Government plans to make available for food and drink wholesalers as a...

      New Businesses: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support women starting and growing businesses.

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals in the forthcoming Employment Bill to establish bereavement leave as a...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the covid-19 vaccines that are under development the Government has ordered in addition to the Pfizer...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

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

      AstraZeneca: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether AstraZeneca has unilateral power to declare an end to their pandemic no profit pricing commitment.

      AstraZeneca: Oxford University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to funding from the public purse to support the development of the covid-19 vaccine by the University of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government has taken to ensure (a) that any covid-19 vaccines are sold not for profit and (b) equitable...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Community Relations: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, to what projects and programmes he has allocated Shared Future funding under the Fresh Start Agreement in (a) 2020-21 and (b) forthcoming...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of placing student nurses on pay Band 4 while on nurse placement during...

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for a follow up test for people testing positive for covid-19 in PCR tests in Pillar 2 settings.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on public health of the November 2020 lockdown restrictions in England.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to ask clinically extremely vulnerable people to shield again in areas with additional covid-19 restrictions...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prioritise the distribution of the covid-19 vaccination to people who are due to have elective surgery.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the further covid-19 lockdown restrictions announced on 22 September 2020, what plans the Government has to review the...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people shielding in areas subject to Tier 2 and Tier 3 local lockdown restrictions.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many remote assessments for an early medical abortion have taken place since 30 March 2020 and how many have conducted by (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and which regional NHS Genetics Laboratories are being used to increase covid-19 testing capacity.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using regional NHS Genetics Laboratories to increase covid-19 testing capacity.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing regular testing for covid-19 infection for a named...

      Social Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to require Care Quality Commission inspectors to obtain a negative covid-19 test before undertaking an inspection in a...

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ensure that Care Quality Commission staff carrying out care home inspections are regularly tested for covid-19 to help prevent...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people without internet access take up digital GP appointments.

      General Practitioners: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with limited access to technology do not experience adverse health consequences due to an...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to pages 19 and 20 of the NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 201920 to 2023-24, when the specific baseline on access to...

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the capacity is for (a) pillar I and (b) pillar II covid-19 tests in (i) the North West, (ii) Merseyside, (iii) Wirral and (iv)...

      Medical Records: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the digital red book.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) false positive and (b) false negative results from PCR testing for covid-19 since the...

      Health Professions: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to prioritise the mental health needs of primary care staff and GPs in a future mental health strategy for...

      UK Lighthouse Labs Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who are overseeing diagnostic tests in Lighthouse Labs require a valid Health and Care Professionals Council registration.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the void rate is for covid-19 tests in Lighthouse Laboratories under pillar 2 as at 16 September 2020; and what the void rate was at...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on (a) broadening eligibility for the covid-19 pandemic-related visa extension for...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cap since 13 September 2020 has been on the number of tests that can be done at (a) drive in test centres and (b) walk through...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support new medical schools with a focus on innovative medical education.

      Nutrition: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the 5,000 DNA Nudgebox machines will be rolled out across NHS hospitals.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes will be involved in the pilot trialling the use of covid-19 tests to allow care home visits to take place.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether pooled sample testing for covid-19 is being used in (a) the UK and (b) areas of the UK where covid-19 infections are deemed to be...

      Coronavirus: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support Suffolk County Council to increase covid-19 testing capacity in Suffolk.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason (a) supermarkets and (b) petrol stations are not required to use the NHS QR Code for track and trace.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in how many cases of abortion pills prescribed remotely since 30 March 2020 the abortion was carried out later than 9 weeks and 6 days.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of British residents that have contracted covid-19 on a flight in each of the last six months.

      Coronavirus: Sutton Coldfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 testing in Sutton Coldfield constituency.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that new medical schools are adequately funded during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing registered NHS volunteer responders to assist with NHS Test and Trace.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government has taken to increase the number of funded medical places at universities.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure adequate covid-19 testing is available before students take examinations in academic year 2020-21.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the proposed spending on mental health services for children set out in the NHS Long Term Plan in response to the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the extent to which (a) polymerase chain reaction testing for covid-19 may identify non-infectious remnant...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of face masks in controlling the transmission of covid-19.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure local authorities are adequately supported in the reopening of comprehensive contraceptive services to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of positive covid-19 tests recorded in respect of patients tested 7-10 days after initial...

      Podiatry: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department taking to ensure more people are recruited and trained as podiatrists in the NHS.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the clinical benefit of extending the 2020-21 national childhood flu immunisation programme cohorts to (a)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the covid-19 testing capacity required to ensure that (a) care homes and (b) hospitals continue to...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the findings of the covid-19 contact tracing app trials that took place in (a) Newham and (b) the Isle of Wight; and...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to introduce fines for those who test positive for covid-19 and refuse to give details of their contacts.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recent loss of test data, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of enabling local Directors of Public...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have to quarantine after returning from a holiday because the Government guidance changed during that holiday are...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has been made of the accuracy of covid-19 test results; and what steps he is taking to audit the covid-19 testing...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for the effectiveness of his payment scheme for people in the highest covid-19 risk areas...

      Coronavirus: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the availability of covid-19 tests for people living in North Kent of the closure of the...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much additional funding he has allocated to NHS labs for Pillar 1 covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of permitting GP practices to administer covid-19 tests on their own...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been trained as contact tracers for the national system since it was established.

      Brain Injuries and Death: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many neonatal brain (a) injuries and (b) deaths were reported in the NHS in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much laboratory testing capacity in industry he has secured for covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the operational false positive rate has been of community mass testing for SARS-CoV-2 by polymerase chain reaction testing during...

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to enable an increase in the number of face-to-face GP appointments during the covid-19 outbreak.

      General Practitioners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide full and safe (a) face-to-face GP appointments and (b) other GP services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to (a) increase the Government funding available and (b) lower the threshold for approval for funding...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September 2020 to Question 82393, what (a) research and (b) evidence his Department is using to inform...

      Breast Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support breast cancer clinical trial recruitment.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on levels of alcohol consumption.

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional funding in the Comprehensive Spending Review to address...

      Mental Health: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to recommendation 4 of the UK framework for mental health research, whether the recommended portfolio review of UK mental...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many fridges of which brand or type the Government has ordered for the storage of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine; and what the (a) cost...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Community Pharmacy Consultation Service referrals there have been for minor ailments since the launch of that service in October...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the tiered regional approach in slowing the rate of covid prior to the national...

      Coronavirus: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of covid-19 transmissions that have been linked to the hospitality sector in Wakefield...

      Miscarriage: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the mental health needs of bereaved families who have experienced a miscarriage are supported...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £1.5 billion announced on 30 June 2020 for hospital maintenance was designated for support for mental health...

      Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific advice from SAGE on the potential need for a national covid-19 lockdown in January 2021.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in response to NSPCC research which found that counselling sessions for eating and body image disorders among...

      Maternity Services: Disadvantaged and Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to deliver safer maternity services to (a) ethnic minorities and (b) socially deprived communities.

      Gynaecology and Maternity Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many hospital trusts are rated as (a) inadequate, (b) requires improvement, (c) good and (d) outstanding for maternity and gynaecology.

      Coronavirus: Gyms and Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence informed the decision to close gyms and leisure centres during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

      Health: Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of opening swimming pools for treatment of mental and physical health issues during...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing for people with long covid in (a) Feltham and Heston and (b) England.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women have taken two abortion pills at home (a) at the same time and (b) with an interval between the two since 30 March 2020.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in how many cases where both abortion pills have been taken at home since 30 March 2020 a woman received a scan to confirm the gestation...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the testing centre in Popular and Limehouse constituency was situated in Watney Market Idea store.

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department undertook an Equality Impact Assessment of the decision to situate the testing centre in Watney Market Ideas store...

      Coronavirus: Shadwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of the opening of the covid-19 testing centre situated in Watney Market...

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the increased health risk to people (a) living and (b) working in vicinity of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the covid-19 testing facility located at Borough Hall in Bedford will reduce from seven to four days a week during a...

      Coronavirus: Bedford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the covid-19 testing facility located at Borough Hall in Bedford is reducing its service provision from seven to four...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking ensure that guidance on covid-19 relating to BAME people is more accessible to people whose first...

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care,where the new covid-19 laboratory planned for Newcastle will be located; and who is providing that laboratory.

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the accuracy of (a) home testing and (b) centre testing for covid-19 for university students.

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of children diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome; and how many of their families...

      Health Professions: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of covid-19 testing for health professionals in the West Midlands.

      Coronavirus: Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons Mildmay Road covid-19 testing centre in Ilford no longer accepts walk in appointments; and for what reasons the local...

      Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure venues collecting information for Track and Trace purposes are adhering to the General Data Protection...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who have recently been discharged from hospital and become symptomatic can access a...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to roll out rapid covid-19 saliva testing nationally.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to provide daily updates to (a) the Sussex Resilience Forum and (b) other resilience forums on the capacity...

      Contact Tracing: Tower Hamlets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the contracts agreed between his Department and (a) Serco, (b) Sitel Group and (c) all other commercial providers of...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, who the prime contractors with direct contracts are with his Department to run the Lighthouse Laboratories.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether more than 16,000 covid-19 tests were misplaced as a result of the technical issue identified on Friday 2 October in the data load...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people with No Recourse to Public Funds are eligible to apply for the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what use NHS Test and Trace is making of information from credit checking agencies.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of covid-19 home test kits (a) available and (b) dispatched in each of the last...

  • Department for Education

    • Adult Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that people have access to flexible adult learning courses during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Children: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the Social Mobility Commission's strategy is for improving social mobility for white working class boys.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2020 to Question 91878 on Students: Loans, what recent assessment he has made of the equity of charging interest...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance entitled Student movement and plans for the end of autumn 2020 term, published on 13 November 2020, whether students...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the financial effect on early years providers of basing early entitlements for the spring term 2021 on...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps is he taking to help ensure the safe return and arrival of (a) students and (b) international students to university in January 2021.

      Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of students who have not been eligible for student finance because their Indefinite Leave to Remain...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to (a) enable and (b) encourage university students who go home for the Christmas 2020 holiday to get a covid-19 test...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to (a) consult with (i) representatives of universities and (ii) local Directors of Public Health before the 2020...

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support 16-19 year-olds with digital access to learning to ensure they can continue their education in the...

      Pre-school Education: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children using (a) the 15 hour free early years entitlement for (i) the most disadvantaged two year...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will take steps to clarify Government guidance on higher education team sport during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

      Disabled Students' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the application for disabled students' allowance (a) recognises the challenges of the applicant's disability...

      Universities: Building Regulations and Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to his letter to vice chancellors dated 18 November 2019 whether all universities have completed the review requested of them to ensure...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of pupils missing school as a result of staff absence for covid-19 related reasons.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children who were previously receiving free school meals but are now being taught from home as a result of the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to announce the start date of the claims window for schools to make a claim from his Department for the exceptional costs that they...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an estimate of the number of parents registering to home school their children.

      Special Educational Needs: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) support and (b) funding is available for local authorities to support parents, relevant therapists and educators for the effective delivery...

      Remote Education: Bristol West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) devices and (b) 4G wireless routers had been allocated to schools in Bristol West to support education requirements as at 24 October 2020.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) effect on school budgets of the cost of supply teachers as a result of staff and (b) capability of...

      Financial Services: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing financial education at a primary school level.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to Government guidance that local authorities should continue to fund early years settings who are being forced to close for public...

      Autism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children diagnosed with Pathological Demand Avoidance Syndrome have (a) been excluded from school and (b) received additional support whilst...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of allowing private music lessons to take place in teachers' homes during the...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities are complying with Government guidance to pass on early entitlement funding to...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on the prioritisation of teachers and university staff for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many proven offences were committed by children who turned 18 prior to conviction in the 12 months to March (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

    • Offenders: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Death of Offenders in the Community 2019-20 statistics will be published.

      Trials: Crown Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many trials have been completed in Crown courts in each year since 2008.

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2020 to Question 114866 on Care Proceedings, how many and what proportion of care proceedings cases have not been...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of backdating Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme support payments for workers who continued...

    • Airports: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending business rates relief to airports in England.

      Exports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the decision to abolish VAT-free shopping on the UK's (a) tourism and (b) hospitality industries.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support (a) employed and (b) self-employed people in the travel industry during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

      Personal Care Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the VAT reduction for the hospitality sector until March 2021 to hair, beauty, spa and wellness services.

      Cars: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to address the loss of access to the VAT Margin Scheme as a consequence of the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol for (a) cars...

      Parents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial provision is available within the 14-day self-isolation period for the parents of schoolchildren who have been told to stay at home and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the business rates holiday granted for retail, hospitality, leisure and nurseries for...

      UK Trade with EU: Rules of Origin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the future UK-EU trade agreement sets effective rules of origin requirements for products where there is no domestic...

      Beer: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include brewers in the retail, hospitality and leisure business rates relief programme; and if he will reopen the Retail, Hospitality and...

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend business rates relief to all wholesalers.

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the temporarily reduced rate of VAT for (a) retail, (b) hospitality and (c) other heavily effected sectors in response to the covid-19...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide (a) sliding scale grants or (b) greater financial support for business sectors most effected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce a mechanism for businesses to opt to close once they meet certain criteria to enable access to more appropriate financial support and...

      International Military Services: Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether a decision has been made by his Department on whether to grant the outstanding March 2017 application for an Office of Financial Sanctions...

      NFU Mutual: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with NFU Mutual on that organisation's treatment of covid-19 support grant payments to businesses as income in insurance...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • High Rise Flats: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to publish the report on the causes of the fire at the Cube building in Bolton on 15...

    • Night Shelters: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question 105417 on Night Shelters: Coronavirus, what estimate he has made...

      Night Shelters: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question 105417 on Night Shelters: Coronavirus, if will publish the...

      Night Shelters: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 5 November 2020 to Question 105417 on Night Shelters: Coronavirus, what written advice he...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will (a) make an assessment of the effect on solvency of lost revenue for closed businesses during the November...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which external financial advisers are working with Michael Wade on protecting leaseholders from unaffordable costs.

      Motorhomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to improve the UK's network of motorhome stopover points.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with housing associations to ensure that, where an ESW1 form is required by law, private...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral Answer on 16 November 2020, Official Report, col 16, if he will publish the information his...

      Evictions and Repossession Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect (a) renters from eviction and (b) homeowners from repossession during the covid-19...

      Buildings: Safety

      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, pursuant to the Answer of 10 November 2020 to Question 110299, whether the work that Michael Wade is developing on...

      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 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, whether the leaseholder...

      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 on High Rise Flats: Insulation, what plans he has in...

      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...

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that religious services will be able to resume at the earliest possibility in England.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support rough sleepers and other people experiencing homelessness in winter 2020-21.

      Religious Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with faith leaders on financial support for places of worship during the covid-19...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department on Government business are electric vehicles.

    • Royal Marines: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to announce new basing arrangements for the Royal Marines after the planned closure of Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth in 2028.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans the Type 32 frigates he plans to order to be based in (a) Devonport or (b) Portsmouth.

      Armed Forces: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 116426 on Armed Forces: Charities, if he will correct his answer to that Question.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) suspending deductions and (b) implementing a grant in lieu of advances during the...

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government plans to take, other than through free school meal vouchers, to tackle childhood poverty.

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's 2017 Green Paper entitled Improving Lives, what research she has commissioned on potential new policies to...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the £16,000 savings limit for universal credit entitlement.

      Universal Credit: Severe Disability Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on disabled claimants of legislation to convert the severe disability premium transitional payment...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of awarding a retrospective £20 uplift that was received by universal credit...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available to people who are extremely vulnerable to covid-19 who cannot work from home and choose to shield themselves.

      Work Capability Assessment: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints her Department has received from claimants in respect of breaches of the Equality Act 2010 during the processing of (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what reasonable adjustments have been put in place by her Department and its contractors when undertaking telephone assessments for disabled...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate her Department has made of the value of unclaimed benefits.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the Government has not asserted its right to consular access in the case of Nazanin...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to maintain the level of the overseas aid budget funding set at 0.7 per cent of...

      Assadolah Assadi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Iranian authorities on the arrested Iranian diplomat Assadolah Assadi in...

      Iran: Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many trials of British citizens in the Revolutionary Court officials from the UK Embassy in Tehran have been...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has requested from the Iranian Government that representatives of the International Bar...

      Breast Ironing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the practice of breast ironing in countries which receive UK...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the conflict in the Tigray region of Ethiopia; and whether he has made...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much UK aid funding the Government has allocated to the global response to covid-19.

      World Health Assembly: 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 the refusal of the World Healthy Assembly at...

      Embassies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the covid-19 restrictions and workplace safety guidelines apply to embassies in the UK.

  • Home Office

    • Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2020 to Question 106891 on Windrush Lessons Learned Review, what data on ethnicity she plans to collect...

    • Fines: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how money raised by fines issued for the breaching of coronavirus restrictions is used by her Department.

      Immigration Rules: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of immigration rules for people of faith on faith groups in the UK.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of Government support for people with No Recourse to Public Funds conditions.

      Immigrants: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department will take to ensure that information on tenants’ immigration status is kept fully up to date on the new...

      Refugees: National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what data her Department holds on the number of people with refugee status unable to work as a result of delays in accessing National...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 6 November to Question 105275, whether the figures for Leave to Remain with No Recourse to Public Funds extensions...

      Refugees: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to support people with refugee status who are unable to work due to delays in accessing national insurance numbers...

      Home Office: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the vehicles used by her Department on Government business are electric vehicles.

      Yarls Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for the future of Yarls Wood immigration removal centre and the detention of women under immigration powers there.

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of changes to immigration rules after the transition period on the number of...

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if the Government will (a) fully fund local authorities for the additional support they are providing to households with No Recourse to...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many immigration cases that have been successfully appealed remain unresolved in (a) England and (b) Blackburn.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electoral Register: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department holds data on the number of disabled people who are registered to vote.

    • Ports: Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to achieve the delivery of new port infrastructure projects for (a) Hull, (b)...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to introduce voter ID as a requirement in elections; what the planned timescale is for...

      Cabinet Office: Audit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to his Answer of 3 November 2020 to Question 108274 on Cabinet Office: Audit and with reference to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the level of changes in costs for importers and exporters of staff availability during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • 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, whether each project is (a)...

      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, what the type of fossil fuel project...

      Trade and Agriculture Commission: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the devolved Administrations on the future composition of the Trade and...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish an assessment of the effect on produce traded between the UK and the EU which has been processed from developing country...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government supports the World Trade Organisation proposed waiver for covid-19 intellectual property.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) tennis, (b) golf and (c) other outdoor single sports can resume safely...

    • Tennis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support tennis clubs during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

      Outdoor Recreation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government provides support to Parkrun.

      Football: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the recommendations made by FIFA and FIFpro on maternity arrangements for...

      Children's Play: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the British Association of Leisure Parks, Piers and Attractions on (a) the guidance for...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to prepare the events industry to hold large scale events again, once covid-19 testing at...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 22 October 2020 to Question 103502, what the Government's year-on-year target is for gigabit rollout...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect of the autumn 2020 covid-19 lockdown restrictions on (a) women's and (b)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Electric Vehicles: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department on Government business are electric vehicles.

    • Inland Waterways: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make it his policy to make English and Welsh waterways more accessible after the transition period.

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the limit on bringing more than five dogs to the UK on the efforts to rescue...

      Marine Environment: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to implement the £500-million Blue Planet Fund to restore marine ecosystems that the Prime...

      Nature Conservation: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to increase the regular monitoring of protected land to ensure it is in good condition and contributing to...

      Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of whether the UK's National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty meet the standards...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) within (a) National Parks and (b) AONBs have favourable...

      Air Pollution: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the incorporation of air quality within the...

      Barbecues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving local authorities increased powers to control, enforce and...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the completion of UK REACH registration dossiers for grandfathered EU REACH registrations, whether a...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of water lost through leakage in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Civil Servants: Political Impartiality

      What recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office on civil service impartiality and diversity and inclusion.

  • Department for Transport

    • British Airways and Easyjet: Repayments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings by Which? that British Airways and Easyjet had required customers to accept vouchers rather than refunds when...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Construction: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of construction employment rates; and what plans they have to increase construction apprenticeship schemes.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Brain Cancer: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage an increase in research into brain tumours.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell (HL5829) on 21 October, what was the cost of using laboratory facilities in the USA for processing the 66,648 tests;...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 July (HL5350), how many COVID-19 tests have been sent by post and subsequently returned to laboratories,...

  • Department for Education

    • Care Leavers: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the scheme, introduced in May, that provided access to laptops and the internet to care leavers and other vulnerable...

    • Children in Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the total population was ever in local authority care as children.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for extending school Christmas breaks to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19; and what plans, if any, they...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for universities and schools in England aligning end-of-year assessment plans with the rest of the UK.

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 15 October (HL8661), with how many employers in the 'green economy' they are working to design and...

      Apprentices: Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships relating to wind technology they have funded in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, and (5) 2020 to date.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners have been granted compassionate release from prison on the grounds of ill-health in each of the last five years.

    • Prisoners' Release: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 on the support available for people released from prison.

      Prisons: Translation Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the UK prisons’ annual budget is allocated (1) to translation, and (2) to interpretation, services within prisons; and how this budget has...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Rented Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that legal aid is made available in cases where discrimination is alleged on the grounds of a landlord or letting agency not...

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the immigration cases refused for review on the grounds of being without merit have been reported by presiding judges to the Solicitors Regulation...

      Solicitors: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many solicitors they have reported to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal for misconduct in immigration cases in the last five years.

      Malik and Malik

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they have taken to cease to fund through legal aid the work of the Malik & Malik who have been found to have filed false asylum claims; and...

      Immigration: Solicitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that UK solicitors are travelling to Calais to offer support to refugees and migrants seeking to reach the UK.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Loujain al-Hathloul

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia about the case of Loujain al-Hathloul.

    • Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 November (HL9853), what outcomes they expect from their contribution to the COVAX Advance Market...

      Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 6 November (HL9853), what outcomes they expect from their financial contribution to the Coalition for...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether people with no recourse to public funds will be eligible for assistance under (1) the Covid Winter Grant Scheme, and (2) the Holiday Activities and Food...

    • Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people classified as not in education, employment or training they estimate are not in receipt of Universal Credit.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of 16 and 17 year olds who will have their job placements funded by the Kickstart Scheme; and what eligibility...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what process local Catchment Partnerships will be able to apply to receive a portion of the £5.2 billion funding for flood and coastal defences...

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £5.2 billion investment in flood and coastal defence programmes, announced in the Budget on 11 March, they estimate will be...

      Coastal Erosion: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of homes that will be threatened by coastal erosion in England and Wales if further coastal defence measures (1) are,...

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate the Silecroft to Silverdale section of the England Coast Path, referenced in the Natural England North West stretch update on 7 October, will...

      Public Footpaths: Coastal Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they estimate the completion of the Silecroft to Silverdale section of the England Coast Path, referenced in the Natural England North West stretch update...

  • Home Office

    • Public Order Act 1986

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal included in the report by the Law Commission Hate crime laws: A consultation paper, published on 23 September, to...

    • Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct an interim review of the findings of the Domestic Abuse Commissioner's review into community-based services before the Domestic...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are not planning to restart the refugee resettlement schemes until early 2021.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 28 October (HL9221), wthat plans they have to ensure that once the refugee resettlement...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to delay proposals to allow local authorities to keep 75 per cent of business rates income until the Treasury’s fundamental review of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • European Commission: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers will be exercised by the European Commission in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period of the UK's departure from the EU; and within...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Hikvision

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9675), what guidance they have provided to local councils and NHS Trusts on the use of...

    • Loneliness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase funding to alleviate loneliness in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their plans to ban advertisements that promote unhealthy lifestyles will be extended to gambling advertisements.

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