Written answers

Thursday, 26 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport for London: Uber Boat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the competitive advantages of the operating relationship between Transport for London and Uber Thames Clippers.

    • Motor Vehicles: Diesel Fuel and Petrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government's plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel vehicles by 2030 includes (a) motorcycles, (b) scooters and (c) mopeds.

      Public Transport: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 73950, what recent progress his Department has made increasing the visibility and promotion of the...

      Railways: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people have died by suicide on the railways in 2020.

      Motorcycles: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many (a) motorcycles, (b) scooters and (c) mopeds were registered in Putney, Roehampton and Southfields in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps has he taken to help ensure that domestic abuse victims are made aware of the Rail to Refuge scheme.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support job retention during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Travel: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will temporarily suspend the requirement of a 14-day refund period stipulated in travel packages regulations for...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that supermarket purchasing restrictions are (a) fair and (b) flexible during the...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the funding available under the (a) Local Restrictions Support Grant and (b) Additional Restrictions Grant...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of types of homes least suitable to having a heat pump installed as part of the...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many heat pumps have been installed in off gas grid homes under the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project.

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the estimated cost is of the energy efficiency retrofit requirements for households wishing to install a heat pump...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the biggest factor has been in households not installing a heat pump under the Electrification of Heat...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many households have applied for a free heat pump as part of the Electrification of Heat Demonstration Project; and...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the Answer of 10 November 2020 to Question 908549 on the Green Homes Grant Scheme states that the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of smart meters on (a) domestic household energy bills and (b) the...

      Hydrogen: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution published on 18 November 2020, what the process...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the number of green jobs.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to expand the eligibility of the Test and Trace Support Payment of £500 for people required to self-isolate...

    • Coronavirus: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the UK National Screening Committee on the mass covid-19 testing pilot in Liverpool.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the supply of flu vaccines to community pharmacies; when he plans to contact people in the...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the cancer workforce.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will reassess the groups of people on the covid-19 vaccine priority list to give higher priority to people who are shielding but...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) moving high risk and vulnerable adults under the age of 65 higher up the...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the value of healthy start vouchers.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to publish updated guidance for (a) Narcotics Anonymous and (b) other mutual aid groups on holding face-to-face...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent advice the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation provided to his Department on the expansion of eligibility for flu...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of supplies of reagents for covid-19 testing; and what steps he is taking to secure supplies...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS frontline staff have (a) been tested for covid-19, (b) tested positive for covid-19 and (c) died from...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will deliver a national communication message on the availability of Pillar 2 testing for covid-19 with (a) clear and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to use (a) universities, (b) businesses and (c) other private laboratories to increase covid-19...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, will he make an assessment of the potential merits of standardising the number of in vitro fertilization cycles funded by English...

      Contact Tracing: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the private companies that tendered for the contract to run the Government's covid-19 contact-tracing system in England.

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 12 October 2020, official report, column 55, on covid-19 update, what proportion of...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his speech at the PinkNews summer reception on 4 July 2019, when his Department intends to (a) complete and (b) publish...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to schools of supplying cover for clinically extremely vulnerable (a) teachers and (b) support staff during the...

    • Schools: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the allocation of laptops to St Patrick’s Catholic Primary School in Leeds in response to the covid-19 outbreak was reduced from...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 909081, how many education settings in the lateral flow covid-19 testing pilot for schools are...

      Pupils: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the educational outcomes of disabled pupils leaving mainstream schools in England.

      Pupils: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many disabled pupils are being educated in mainstream schools in England; and whether his Department holds data on the (a) impairment, (b) age,...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to publish guidance on continuing education after 9 December 2020 for students undertaking teacher training placements.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to publish a plan for a managed student return to universities at the start of 2021.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 113607 on Remote Education: Coronavirus, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what information his Department holds on the number of clinically extremely vulnerable (a) teachers and (b) support staff.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department provides to help children with disabilities travel to and from school.

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to extend supplementary funding for maintained nursery schools to cover the 2021-22 financial year.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the financial impact on early years providers of his Department's plans to base early years entitlement...

      Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding from the public purse has been made available for adult education courses in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Office for Students on (a) the level of in-person teaching provided by universities and (b) the value for...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Rape: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has received representations on the potential merits of the Scottish Government bringing forward legislative proposals to ensure the...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he will respond to my correspondence of (i) 26 October and (ii) 12 November on exemptions to the ban on the enforcement of residential possession...

      Prison Officers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) directly and (b) non-directly employed prison staff are entitled to full pay if they have to (i) self-isolate as a result of track and trace...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October 2020 to Question 100350, Prisons: Mobile Phones, how many and what proportion of prisoners in the (a) adult public,...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish his Department’s September 2020 modelling on the economic effect of (a) introducing the covid-19 circuit-breaker recommended by...

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government plans to extend the Bounce Back Loan Scheme in response to the additional time businesses have been subject to covid-19 lockdown...

      Carbon Emissions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using carbon taxes to incentivise (a) carbon capture and storage, (b) hydrogen and (c)...

      Carbon Emissions: Infrastructure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the National Infrastructure Strategy; and what steps he plans to take to ensure that the infrastructure selected for investment...

      Public Expenditure: Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide fiscal support to the Midlands in the forthcoming Spending Review.

      Employment: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to provide fiscal support for jobs that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural...

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate has he made of the proportion of (a) producers and (b) importers of plastic packaging that would be liable for the plastic tax that deal with...

      Job Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure the Job Support Scheme takes account of employees with an increase in their worked hours.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to reform the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to ensure its alignment with real time wage calculations.

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which debt collection agencies are being used to send final opportunity letters on his Department's behalf.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people have been required to pay the High Income Child Benefit Charge since it was introduced.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether people who have been furloughed during the covid-19 outbreak who were earning the minimum wage and who have turned 21 since being part of the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to assess earnings from the tax year 2019-20 when assessing eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme grant...

      Employee Ownership and Save as You Earn: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people in (a) Scotland and (b) Airdrie and Shotts constituency participated in the (a) save as you earn scheme and (b) share incentive plan in...

      Sole Traders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what grant support is available to one-person limited companies trading from the director's home that are affected by covid-19 restrictions.

      Non-domestic Rates: Christchurch

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) instruct the Valuation Office Agency to complete its work on the allocation of rateable values to the individual business premises at...

      Debts and Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has plans to commission an independent assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of (a) poverty and (b) household...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimates he has made of the amount of local government (a) time and (b) other resources that will be required to...

    • Private Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the need to support residents on unadopted roads who do not have the funds...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that protections afforded under the Coronavirus Act (2020) to tenants in the private...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to remove barriers to small to medium-sized firms accessing developer finance in order to...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many micro or small to medium-sized house building firms have accessed developer finance through the Homes...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department provides to community-led housing groups.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has has made of the potential merits of his Department having a role in supporting the timely...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations his Department has received on the suitability of powers granted to local authorities in order to...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many social housing units have been built in each of the last ten years.

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Planning White Paper’s proposals to end the statutory...

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of ending the statutory requirement to advertise planning notices...

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend beyond the 31 December 2020 the deadline as permitted under the Business and Planning Act 2020 for...

      Energy Performance Certificates: Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what reports he has received from the Office for Product Safety and Standards on the role of letting agents in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) golf courses and (b) other naturally covid secure environments will be...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to guarantee protection of Green Belt land in future legislation.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Brecon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has for the future of The Barracks, Brecon.

    • Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made the total number of personnel required for the Royal Navy to crew the new ships announced by the Prime Minister in his...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department has provided to defence contractors on whether their employees should (a) install, (b) use or (c) remove the NHS covid-19...

      Army: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings he has held with the Chief of the General Staff to discuss reductions in level of funding to the Army.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the oral statement of the Prime Minister on 19 November 2020, Official Report, column 487 on Integrated Review, if he will make it his...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 114047 on Immigrants: Coronavirus, if she will issue guidance to local authorities to...

    • Unemployment Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her Department's policy to extend the time limit of the number of days for which a person can claim contribution-based...

      Cancer: Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for his policies of the University of Central Lancashire's report on Minimising firefighters'...

      Personal Independence Payment: Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason people with long-term health conditions are required to undergo a review for personal independence payments every two years.

      Personal Independence Payment: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the number and proportion of personal independence payment assessors who have undergone deaf...

      Social Security Benefits: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to ensure that deaf and hard of hearing people have access to a British Sign Language Interpreter during...

      Social Security Benefits: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential barriers that deaf and hard of hearing people experience when attempting to access...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, by what date registered gateway organisations will have received approval for the Kickstart scheme.

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to support people in the workplace who have increased vulnerability to covid-19.

      Schools: Industrial Health and Safety

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

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the total amount of reduction was for all benefit awards resulting from sanctions in (a) Airdrie and Shotts constituency, (b) Wales, (c)...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Question

      What steps he is taking to support farmers.

    • Question

      What steps he is taking to ensure that farmers continue to receive financial support after the transition period.

      Peat Bogs: Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the proposed timescale is for bringing forward legislation to phase out the burning of peatland in protected areas.

      Floods: Insurance

      What recent steps he has taken to increase the (a) affordability and (b) accessibility of flood insurance.

      Incinerators: Wales

      What assessment he has made of recent trends in the volume of (a) residential and (b) commercial waste transported from other parts of the UK to Wales for incineration.

  • Home Office

    • Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, following the recent findings of the Independent Adviser on the Ministerial Code on her conduct, what steps she has taken to ensure Home...

    • Immigration Rules: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with faith leaders in the UK on immigration rules.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations her Department has received on the suitability of powers granted to local authorities in order to enforce covid-19...

      Detainees: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) British citizens and (b) British citizens who had their citizenship revoked are known to have escaped from detention in camps...

      Asylum: Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of (a) the health of asylum seekers housed at the Penally training camp site and (b) the effect of that site on...

      Military Bases: Folkestone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on operational transparency of the use of confidentiality agreements issued to...

      Military Bases: Folkestone and Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of accommodation at (a) Napier Barracks in Folkestone and (b) Penally...

      Asylum: Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has discussed with the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Penally training camp in Pembrokeshire had been regularly used...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 110853, on the rapid review of initial accommodation for asylum seekers, if (a) all...

      Immigration: Au Pairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what immigration route will apply to au pairs seeking to enter the UK from the EU after January 2021.

      Immigration Controls: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to intercept criminals at the point of entry ahead of the implementation of the Electronic Travel...

      Immigration Rules: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to release guidance on the new Immigration Rules that make rough sleeping grounds for cancelling or refusing...

      Nitrous Oxide: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps his Department is taking to prevent the use of nitrous oxide by young people.

      Demonstrations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2020 to Question 91956, whether people speaking and attending peaceful protests against the (a) autumn...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Azerbaijan: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the (a) Football Association of Wales and (b) UEFA on the (i) suitability of Baku...

    • Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK's licensing of arms sales to Saudi Arabia on the...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the Sunday Times report of 15...

      Egypt: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Egyptian authorities on the detention of Mohamed Bashir, Karim Ennarah and...

      Hussien Amaadour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Moroccan counterpart on the attendance of (a) family, (b) Sahrawi...

      Yahya Iaaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Moroccan counterpart on the treatment of the Sahrawi prisoner, Yahya...

      Harry Dunn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he held discussions with President-elect of the US Joe Biden on the death of Harry Dunn on 10 November 2020.

      Belarus: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to extend the sanctions list to (a) people responsible for violence in Belarus and (b)...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps are being taken to protect the (a) barking gecko and (b) other species endemic to the Turks and Caicos...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the announcement in the March 2020 Budget on the relocation of civil servants, what recent...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made in discussions with Israel on an agreement for further trade co-operation beyond the trade continuity deal.

    • Department for International Trade: Internet and Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to establish a dedicated (a) telephone helpline and (b) online support chat service for individuals and companies facing...

      Department for International Trade: Email and Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, to which unit in her Department hon. Members should refer telephone calls and email messages from companies in their constituencies with...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will make it her policy to place a moratorium on all new support for fossil fuel infrastructure projects through UK Export Finance.

      Bicycles: Antidumping Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the criteria for determining the application of anti-dumping duties on imported bicycles at the end of the transition period.

      Iron and Steel: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure an exemption for UK steel producers from the EU’s current steel safeguarding quotas.

      Trade and Agriculture Commission: Public Appointments

      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...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Metal Detectors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's guidance on searching for archaeological finds in England during COVID-19, what evidence...

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the Sport Winter Survival Package will be provided as (a) grants and (b) loans.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to support the safe return of (a) badminton, (b) table tennis, (c) squash, (d) basketball, (e) netball, (f)...

      Sports: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he will take to maintain levels of women’s participation in exercise during further covid-19 lockdowns.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the rate of transmission of covid-19 of the public health requirement...

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the scientific basis is for closing golf courses during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown in England; and when he plans...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional funding his Department has received from the Treasury to fund the Sport Winter Survival Package.

      Football: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the fan-led review of football governance and the takeover of Manchester City Football Club and proposed...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his timeframe is for making available funding from the Youth Investment Fund; and what discussions he has had with the...

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Prime Minister

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Holyhead Port

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where they intend to designate land for additional parking for freight vehicles using the port of Holyhead for ferries to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have delayed the production of a handbook for freight drivers using UK ports; if so, why; when this handbook will be ready for distribution; in how...

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review and update the document 'Mobility scooters and powered wheelchairs: the rules' (1) to permit all classes of invalid...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) Eurostar International Ltd, and (2) HS1 Ltd, about the impact of reduced passenger demand caused by the current travel...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to local authorities in relation to the use of antisocial behaviour legislation to reduce local nuisances caused by the use of...

    • Rolls-Royce: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Rolls-Royce led consortium over the proposals to build mini nuclear power plants; what assessment they have made of their...

      Buses: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs have been lost in the UK bus manufacturing industry since February 2020; and in what regions any such job losses have occurred.

      Hydrogen: Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made (1) of the levels of investment being committed by (a) Germany, (b) France, (c) other countries, to the production of green...

      Hydrogen: Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commit to include investments in the production of blue and green hydrogen as part of their forthcoming economy-wide hydrogen strategy.

      Hydrogen: Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they plan to invest in the production of (1) blue hydrogen, and (2) green hydrogen, over the next five years.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Contraceptives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sexual and Reproductive Health, Women's Lives, Women's Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government since March, what is the total number of people in England who have presented at accident and emergency departments with (1) an overdose, or (2) parasuicide;...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that remaining influenza vaccines are delivered to GP practices and administered for those over the age of 50 in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future importance of dispensing practices in administering COVID-19 vaccinations in rural areas with poor transport...

      Strokes: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that stroke rehabilitation services continue to be delivered effectively during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Intensive Care: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking (1) to inform, and (2) to implement, the use of ready-to-use critical care medicines such as noradrenaline at trust-level; and what...

      Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to remove the annual cap on dentistry places at UK universities.

      Coronavirus: Mink

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of transmission of COVID-19 between minks and humans in Denmark, what steps they are taking to reduce the human and animal health risks posed...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by GambleAware Annual Statistics from the National Gambling Treatment Service (Great Britain), published on 29 October, what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency plans they have made to alter a COVID-19 vaccination schedule if a booster dose is required.

      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, for which they have financially assisted...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether frontline staff working in the funeral industry will be considered as a priority group to receive vaccination against COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent remarks by Professor Dame Sally Davies about (1) the correlation between obesity and the UK’s COVID-19 mortality...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the COVID-19 vaccination will be available in those rural areas which are less easily accessible and with higher...

      Coronavirus: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to include airline pilots and cabin crew in the priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to include teachers and school staff in priority groups for any potential COVID-19 vaccine.

      Health: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Northern Health Science Alliance Covid-19 and the Northern Powerhouse: tackling inequalities for UK health and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the the Royal College of Psychiatrists' analysis published on 14 September that estimated that the number of high-risk...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 10 November (HL9637), what plans they have to provide direct funding to parish councils to increase the...

    • Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to ensure that existing approved Neighbourhood Plans will (1) relate to, and (2) fit with, the new local plans in their proposed planning system.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in increasing awareness of the Assisted Prisons Visits scheme among (1) prisoners, and (2) visitors, since the publication of the...

    • Prison Governors: Length of Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of prison governors have stayed in post for more than (1) two, and (2) three years.

      Prison Governors: Length of Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average length of (1) a completed prison governor tenure, and (2) existing prison governor tenures.

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of suicides in prison over the last 12 months.

  • Treasury

    • Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the reduction in the number of people who are self-employed; and what steps, if any, they are taking to reverse...

    • Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Centre for Economic Performance Self Employed: Six Months into the Crisis, published on 10 November; and what...

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to exempt research councils from the one-year spending review so they can fund long-term projects.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Afghanistan and Iraq: NATO

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk posed to the lives of NATO troops in (1) Afghanistan, and (2) Iraq, as a result of the proposed drawdown of United...

    • Passenger Ships: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the evidence supporting the case for specific travel advice for cruise ships.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel has (1) prevented Palestinian farmers from reaching their land, and (2) subsequently used...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking, if any, to support Palestinians in the West Bank who have legal title deeds to their land from having their property and...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the letter sent by Gisha - the Legal Center for Freedom of Movement and Adalah - the Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in...

      West Bank: Sports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the government of Israel about reports that that government has ordered that the building of a sports...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, in response to the statement by the Commissioner-General for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a new UK armed forces families' strategy will be published.

    • HMS Queen Elizabeth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, whether the governments of other countries will be providing support when HMS Queen Elizabeth is deployed in the South China Sea.

      Military Operations: Airspace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedure allows them to implement changes to military air space which are requested by the Ministry of Defence to further peacetime operations.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the £5.2 billion investment in flood and coastal defence programmes, announced in the Budget on 11 March, has been affected by subsequent...

    • Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a review of the potential risks posed by intensive farming of animals in enclosed spaces on (1) the incubation, and (2) animal to...

      Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Netherlands, (2) Sweden, and (3) Iceland, about future access to British fishing stocks.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Immigration Rules to allow applications for relocation to the UK from former interpreters who have fled Afghanistan, who are...

    • Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure information about the COVID-19 pandemic is made available to asylum seekers in the UK; and in which languages such information...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to delaying the local elections due in England in May 2021 to a later date.

  • Department for Education

    • Universities: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision by the Welsh Government has now cancelled A-level exams in summer 2021 and base grades on school assessment, what steps they intend to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Personal Records: Overseas Trade

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

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