Written answers

Monday, 30 November 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail operators on the availability of advance tickets over the Christmas period.

    • Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Spending Review 2020, what revised estimate he has for the (a) total £10.4 billion rail enhancements budget and (b) total...

      King's Cross Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the closure of London Kings Cross station from 25 to 30 December on alternative rail services...

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's negotiations with the Mayor of London for a bail-out for Transport for London (TfL), what assessment he has made of...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve road safety in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Travel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) ferries, (b) airlines and (c) other transport links are (i) available and (ii) affordable for people...

      Motor Vehicles: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) the provision of fewer parking spaces and (b) other provisions to encourage people to drive...

      Channel Tunnel: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with their French counterparts on the movement of rail freight through the Channel Tunnel after...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2020 to Question 118091 on Railways, what issues have been raised in the most recent senior roundtable meetings...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2020 to Question 118091 on Railways, if he will publish the (a) minutes and (b) list of attendees of the Rail EU...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Network Rail on improving the ability of wheelchair users to communicate with train managers and drivers.

      Felixstowe Port: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to urgently help resolve the delays at Felixstowe port.

      Electric Vehicles: Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to roll out green licence plates for electric vehicles.

      Heavy Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that there are adequate washing and toilet facilities at overflow lorry parks in Kent.

      Aviation: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives from the airline industry on ensuring that passengers who have had their flight cancelled as a result...

      Transport for London: Uber Boat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussion he has had with Greater London Authority on its decision to direct Transport for London to waive central London pier landing fees for...

      Bicycles: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of (a) introducing subsidies for and (b) increasing the availability of adaptable or...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2020 to Question 118090 on Railways, what the areas are that have been identified by his Department as impacting...

      Railways: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November 2020 to Question 118090 on Railways, what specific risks his Department has identified that could affect the...

      High Speed Two: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many non-disclosure agreements have been entered into by HS2 Ltd; and if he will list the parties to those agreements.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to funding for schools from Parent Teacher Associations, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the amount and (b) the...

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 104751, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on allowing schools to use a rota system to remain partially open during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the four tiered approach to school opening will remain in place when the autumn 2020 lockdown restrictions end on 2 December 2020.

      Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many dongles and other mifi devices have been procured to support remote education since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the level of attendance of school staff since September 2020.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the results of the fourth covid-19 survey conducted by Parentkind,...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will permit schools to provide remote teaching in the last week of the autumn 2020 term to allow for isolation periods before the start of the...

      Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will increase the eligibility threshold for sparsity funding in the national funding formula.

      Alternative Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of students in alternative education provision who are unable to attend school and are required to...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help into employment apprentices who have had their graduations delayed due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      National SEND Reference Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish all (a) correspondence and (b) minutes including attendees of meetings between (i) officials and (ii) Ministers from his Department...

      Bullying: Imperial College London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Office for Students has taken in response to the report by Jane McNeill QC dated 25 August 2020 which found that bullying had taken...

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of school leavers have participated in higher education in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the...

      Special Educational Needs: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children with SEND in England who qualify for free school meals; and what steps his Department is...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he made of the potential effect of an extension of the autumn 2020 covid-19 lockdown on (a)...

    • Research: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he was consulted on the recent decision by UK Research and Innovation not to extend the studentships of...

      Conditions of Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether her Department plans to publish guidance for (a) employers and (b) employees on the rights of disabled workers...

      Aerospace Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Government is providing to the aerospace industry to help ensure the survival of jobs and businesses...

      Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many of the 53 recommendations of The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices, published on 11 July 2017, have...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what targets he has set for the local supply of electricity for (a) 2025 and (b) 2030.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the average spend on energy bills by households in (a) Coventry North East...

      Fuel Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of fuel poverty in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the car industry in (a) the West Midlands and (b)...

      Fireworks Regulations 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Fireworks Regulations 2004 in reducing noise pollution.

      Bereavement Leave: Zero Hours Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with employers on the adequacy of access to bereavement or compassionate leave...

      Bereavement Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake a review of the adequacy of access to bereavement leave for (a) people who are self-employed and...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the number of businesses prevented from accessing the Bounce Back Loan Scheme due to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Amusement Arcades: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the scientific basis for the Government's decision to close amusement arcades in tier 3 of...

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the National Audit Office report on Government procurement during the covid-19 pandemic,...

      Civil Servants: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answers of 23 November 2020 to Questions 117283 and 117284, whether the proposed changes to...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many staff have undertaken work in the Cabinet Office Freedom of Information Clearing House in each of the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 procurement contracts were awarded by his Department retrospectively after work had already been carried out.

    • Influenza: Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure that frontline health and social care workers in specialist neurological care services are able to access...

      Care Homes: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that care homes in Harlow will receive rapid covid-19 tests.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the criteria he will use to determine when an area can be moved to a lower tier of covid-19 restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to make a separate decision for each London borough when determining which covid-19 tier areas should enter...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria he plans to apply to determine which covid-19 tier each local authority area will be included in at the end of the November...

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the spread of (a) droplets and (b) aerosols in hospitality venues that were following covid-secure...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's updated interim advice on priority groups for COVID-19 vaccination,...

      Carers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to increase support for unpaid carers.

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) NHS and (b) social care staff have died from covid-19 since the start of the outbreak.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 29 September 2020 to Question 89613 on care home vacancies, when the Adult Social Care Winter Plan will be...

      Health Professions: Radioisotopes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of adding nuclear medicine technologists to the list of professions registered with...

      Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the safety issues identified with Randox testing kits will have an effect on the publication date of his care home visitation...

      Willowbrook Hospice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure funding announced for hospices as part of the £750 million funding package for...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many antibody tests have been provided to care homes (a) nationally, (b) in Hampshire and (c) in Portsmouth South constituency.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the prevalence of foetal alcohol spectrum disorders among (a) children currently in care and (b) care...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when quick turn around covid-19 tests will be available in hospitals to allow patients for cancer treatment and women in labour to have...

      Diabetes: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of advances in the design and manufacture of rt-CGM systems, providing those with Type 1...

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to extend the professional registration of health care staff on the Health and Care Professions Council register beyond...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many consultants have been deployed by Boston Consulting Group at the new Joint Biosecurity Centre; and what the average day rate is...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has he made of the implications for his policies of the Scottish Government’s policy to relax visiting...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will publish details of the NHS Learning Support Fund’s regional incentive allowance for students starting their course in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methodology his Department is using to collate data on sex, race/ethnicity and socio-economic background with regard to people (a)...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of clinically vulnerable people with (a) diabetes and (b) other long term illnesses in...

      Maternal Mortality: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what changes in data collection requirements have been made for recording complications and maternal deaths for early medical abortions...

      5G: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to (a) publish a plan for the functioning of competent authorities to reconcile the public health and...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to encourage wider uptake of Healthy Start Vouchers among eligible groups.

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to include all primary school age children in the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme.

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure the adequacy of supplies of personal protective equipment in the NHS during the...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of public information campaigns on the process for obtaining a covid-19 isolation note...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward proposals to help people without internet access or technological literacy to access a covid-19 isolation note.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Early Day Motions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a response to EDM 521 on UK law on disability-selective abortion tabled by the hon. Member for Upper Bann.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to provide a substantive Answer to Question 92755 on Coronavirus: Laboratories, tabled on 21 September 2020 by the hon....

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will answer Question 77729 on Dementia: Coronavirus tabled on 21 July 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 89666, on Coronavirus: Bolton, tabled on 14 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Bolton South East.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer named day Questions 94510 and 94511 tabled on 23 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Tooting.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to Answer named day Questions 92946, 99788, 99789, 99790, 99791, 103663 and 103664 asked by the hon. Member for Sheffield,...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 99000, tabled on 4 October 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 97685 on Contact Tracing: Computer Software, tabled on 30 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Bath.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a substantive Answer to Named Day Question 83653 on Domiciliary Care Companies and the Infection Control Grant...

      Department for Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to provide an Answer to Question 88395 tabled by the hon. Member for City of Durham on 10 September 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons he has not yet answered Question 81646, tabled on 28 August 2020; and when he plans to respond to that Question.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 104712 tabled by the hon Member for Brighton, Pavilion on 16 October 2020 on Boston Consulting Group:...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Questions (a) 100997, (b) 100996, (c) 100995, and (d) 100994 tabled by the hon. Member for Walthamstow on 8...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 97448, tabled on 30 September 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Questions 100386, 100385 and 100384, tabled on 7 October 2020 and Questions 96885, 96884, 96883, 96882 tabled on...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will plans to respond to Question 66018, tabled on 29 June 2020 by the hon. Member for Easington.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Question 99590 tabled by the hon. Member for Elmet and Rothwell on 6 October 2020.

      Department for Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      (FAO Amelia) To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to Answer Question 97046, tabled by the hon Member for Eastleigh on 29 September 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Questions 95023, 95024, 95025 and 95029, tabled on 24 September 2020, and Question 97479, tabled on 30 September...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of issuing guidance to prevent fertility patients becoming ineligible for NHS-funded...

      Pneumococcal Diseases: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the availability of the pneumoccal vaccine in (a) Ellesmere Port and Neston and (b) England.

      Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the effect of covid-19 on patients living with (a) obesity and (b) other long term health...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of (a) how many health care professionals will be needed to administer a covid-19 vaccine to the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 September 2020 to Question 86107 on Coronavirus: Disease Control, what assessment he has made of the reasons...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 vaccine candidates for which the Government has provided funding, what the efficacy criteria are for each...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to review the cessation of the exclusion of healthcare workers from the list of jobs that qualify for travel exemptions...

      Foetuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the current Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists guidelines Fetal Awareness Review of...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the latest Public Health England Radiotherapy Dataset; and whether he...

      Abortion: Congenital Abnormalities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the 2010 guidelines on the Termination of Pregnancy for Fetal Abnormality in England, Scotland...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the take-up rate was for breast cancer screening in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Hearing: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time for an initial appointment with the NHS's adult hearing screening service was in the last six months for...

  • Wales Office

    • Asylum: Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the proposed use of the Penally training camp in Pembrokeshire as a...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the drop off rate between permissions and completions will be calculated in the new standard method for assessing...

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to provide funding for remedial work to buildings which do not comply with fire safety regulations...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to make decisions on the applications to the Building Safety Fund.

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on identifying solutions to support leaseholders with (a) the incidental costs...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a funding mechanism whereby the...

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many new home builds have been (a) started and (b) completed in (i) Coventry North East constituency and (ii)...

      Smoke Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of households did not have functioning smoke alarms in (a) Coventry North East...

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of proposals in the Planning for the Future White Paper, published...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the proportion of buildings which do not have cladding material as part of the...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the details of the applicants that have successfully met the criteria of the Building Safety Fund.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including interim waking watch funding support in a...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what awards have been made from the Towns Fund; to which projects those awards have been made; and what the value is...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the announcement on 6 November 2020 on new restrictions on the adult prison estate and ending social visits, whether his Department...

    • Brixton Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to close down HMP Brixton.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November to Question 114858 on Courts: Coronavirus, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among the (a) staff, (b)...

      Juries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2020 to Question 114860 on Juries: Coronavirus, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among jurors since...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps the Government is taking to ensure small and micro businesses can continue to trade seamlessly with countries outside of the EU...

    • Trade Agreements: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Somalia on a trade agreement with the UK.

      Trade Agreements: Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made on a trade agreement with Ghana.

      Trade Agreements: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether she plans to review the trade preferences which initially qualify under the new Enhanced Framework to ensure that the Government...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many fossil fuel projects UK Export Finance has plans to finance in the 12 months; and where those projects will be located.

      G7: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her trade priorities are for the 2021 UK presidency of the G7.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Overseas Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether workers engaged in essential work overseas will be considered for early vaccination against covid-19.

    • Amar Fayaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his counterpart in Pakistan on the reported abduction of Amar Fayaz in...

      Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Pew Research...

      Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on the recent spate of kidnappings of young and...

      Philippines: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in the Philippines' Government on the effect of that...

      Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) tackle racism in the humanitarian sector and (b) to ensure that the...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UK's Mission in Geneva is taking to prepare for a new UN Human Rights Council resolution on Sri Lanka.

      Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the level of kidnapping, forced conversion and...

      Religious Freedom: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on levels of persecution of (a) women and girls...

      North Korea: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question HL10034 on North Korea: Coronavirus, if his Department will...

      Maher al-Akhras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the detention of Palestinian man, Maher al-Akhras.

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will instruct HM Ambassador to Morocco to raise with the Moroccan authorities reports of increased...

      Turkey: Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 November 2020 to Question 113686 on Turkey: Hamas, what representations he has made...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is supporting the government of Italy's investigation into Giulio Regeni's murder.

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Moroccan counterpart on the military operation started by Morocco in...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Moroccan counterpart with on the house arrest of Saharawi human rights...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Italian counterpart on the Italian magistrates’ investigation...

      Assadolah Assadi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will condemn the reported threats from the arrested Iranian diplomat Assadolah Assadi in Belgium to...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the Government of Iran's position on human rights.

      Mohammed el-Halabi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the statement from four UN Special Rapporteurs on Israel’s continued detention of World...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction of overseas aid spending from 0.7% to 0.5% of gross...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will make representations to the Moroccan Ambassador to the UK on the repression of Sahrawi...

      Aminatou Haidar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will ask Her Majesty's Ambassador to Morocco to make representations to the Moroccan authorities on the...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UN Security Council is taking to hold Morocco to account for reportedly breaching the UN-OAU...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help Armenians made homeless as a result of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh.

      Females: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that tackling violence against women and girls remains a priority for his Department.

      Gender Recognition: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) people who have been convicted of murder and (b)...

      Uganda: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Uganda on the recent arrest of the Presidential candidate...

      Syria: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support Syrian refugees during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 117220 on Palestinians: Radicalism, what recent assessment...

      Gaza Strip: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 57229 on Gaza, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Gaza Strip: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2020 to Question 57229 on Gaza, what recent assessment his Department has made...

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 117220 on Palestinians: Radicalism, what representations he...

      Ethiopia: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Tigray as a result of the conflict in that region;...

      Jonathan Taylor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made in the last two weeks to his counterpart in (a) Croatia and (b) Monaco on...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Defence and Security Industrial Strategy.

    • Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans the Type 32 frigates he plans to order to primarily be forward deployed.

      Ministry of Defence: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department took to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2020.

      Greece: Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with his Greek counterparts on purchasing Type 23 frigates.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what work is being undertaken on the Fleet Solid Support Ships.

      Scots Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for the (a) Armed Forces Covenant and (b) security of the realm of changes in Scots Guards troop...

      Ministry of Defence: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to require his Department and its agencies to provide a payroll deduction service to allow staff to save more easily with a credit...

      Ministry of Defence: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many flights (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have taken to the US in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to bring forward legislative measures for service personnel and veterans who served in Northern Ireland.

      Armed Forces: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many accidental deaths there have been in the (a) Royal Air Force, (b) Royal Navy and (c) British Army in each of the last five years.

      Defence: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 24 November to Question 117223 on Defence: Coronavirus, what criteria are used to decide which defence outputs are classed as...

      Science: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of China's thousand talents programme on UK national security.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time equivalent personnel served in the armed forces in each year since 2010.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 32 frigate will be able to undertake NATO operations.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Type 31 frigate is able to undertake NATO operations.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what meetings the Shipbuilding Tsar has held with potential buyers of the Type 31e Frigate.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many different software standards are in the UK's F-35Bs.

      Solid Fleet Support Ships

      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 the Integrated Review, whether he has...

      Ministry of Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the funding settlement for his Department announced on 19 November 2020 is (a) capital and (b) revenue.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department plans to bring all delivered F-35Bs to the same software standard.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much he plans to allocate to the submarine recycling and submarine dismantling programmes in the next four years.

      Nuclear Submarines: Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of retired nuclear submarines expected to be in long-term storage in Devonport by 2024.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the Government plans to announce further details of the components of a Type 32 Frigate.

      Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the differences are there between a Type 31 Frigate and a Type 32 Frigate.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the statement by the Prime Minister of 19 November 2020 on the update on the Integrated Review, how many Type 32 frigates he plans to...

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Type 32 frigates he plans to order.

      HMS Albion and HMS Bulwark

      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, whether the additional...

      Shipping: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his Department's policy is on the designation of Plymouth as the National Centre for Marine Autonomy Excellence.

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date the Minister for Veterans last met with former military personnel to discuss Gulf War syndrome.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme: Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to integrate the Access to Work fast track scheme into the Kickstart scheme.

    • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate the Government has made of the number of (a) kinship carers and (b) children raised in kinship care that have been affected by...

      Social Security Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what research her Department (a) has conducted and (b) plans to conduct to understand the reasons for the increase from February to May 2020...

      Question

      What assessment her Department has made of the effect on disabled people of excluding legacy benefits from the universal credit covid-19 uplift.

      Question

      What recent assessment her Department has made of trends in the level of unemployment.

      Question

      What steps her Department is taking to encourage businesses to participate in the Kickstart scheme.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who were in receipt of disability living allowance have not migrated to personal independence payments (PIP); and whether his...

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure the Access to Work fast track scheme is available to all disabled workers who need reasonable adjustments...

      Universal Credit: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many yearly applications have been made of universal credit which cite endometriosis as the reason for application in the last five years;...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make funding available to support extending the uplift to universal credit beyond April 2021.

      Department for Work and Pensions: International Men's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department took to mark International Men's Day on 19 November 2020.

      Personal Independence Payment and Universal Credit: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential barriers people with endometriosis face when trying to access (a) personal independence payments...

      Personal Independence Payment: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many yearly applications have been made for personal independence payments which cite endometriosis as the reason for application in the...

      Social Security Benefits: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2020 to Question 19986 on social security benefits: endometriosis, what proportion of healthcare...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people whose universal credit payments have incurred errors in (a) Wales, (b) England and (c) the...

      Access to Work Programme: Job Entry Targeted Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to integrate the Access to Work fast track scheme into the Job Entry Targeted Support scheme.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps his Department is taking to encourage employers to provide adaptive technology for employees with mobility issues who are working...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people who are clinically extremely vulnerable have registered for statutory sick pay since July 2020 because their workplace was not...

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people received Access to Work support while undertaking traineeships, internships or other unpaid work placements in (a) 2017, (b)...

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people (a) applied to and (b) benefitted from the Access the Work scheme from March to October 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the cumulative financial effect on disabled people of social security changes since 2010.

      Child Maintenance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the (a) effectiveness of the Child Maintenance Service and (b) level of consistency that service provides to...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the (a) analysis and (b) recommendations of the Global...

    • River Severn: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department is holding discussions with (a) farmers and (b) other members of the public on their opinion on the...

      River Severn: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the progress of implementing the flood defences along...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether construction has begun on the expanded infrastructure required at each Border Control post in Northern Ireland.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which areas will receive funding from the £170 million announced in July 2020 for shovel-ready flood defence schemes.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which areas will receive funding from the £200 million announced in July 2020 for innovative projects to improve flood...

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reforming subsidies for recycling processing plants to incentivise...

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to reform the Packaging Recovery Note scheme to (a) levy costs on packaging producers...

      Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government plans to meet the potential increase in costs of animal medicines after 1 January 2021.

      Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Government is taking steps to ensure the supply of animal medicines into UK after 1 January 2020 in the...

      Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 6 October 2020 to Question 98265 and to the November 2020 spending review CP 330, whether he plans...

      Veterinary Medicine: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of animal medicines used in the UK are produced in the EU.

      Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for the wellbeing of rescue animals of the decision by Eurotunnel to limit...

      Total Allowable Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is Government policy in total allowable catches negotiations with the EU on deep sea species that all deep-sea...

      Total Allowable Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which stocks of interest to the UK had Total Allowable Catch limits set above the scientific advice in the last 12 months.

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter from fisheries leaders dated 30 October 2020 on concerns relating to catch certificates...

      Fisheries: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking ensure continuity of fishing for the Hull-based fleet in its traditional fishing grounds off Norway,...

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many investigations have resulted in a prosecution relating to extreme and child pornography on social media in the last five years.

    • Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether financial support for victims of trafficking has been adjusted for inflation.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether potential victims of (a) trafficking or (b) modern slavery who were in the National Referral Mechanism before November 2019 (a) were...

      Hate Crime: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle recent trends in the level of disability hate crimes in England and Wales.

      Slavery: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people in the National Referral Mechanism in receipt of Victim Care Contract support will continue to receive that support during...

      Subversion: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of Australia's foreign influence transparency scheme.

      Police: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will hold discussions with the Mayor of London on allocating more police officers to the borough of Barnet.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional police officers have been allocated to London during the last 12 months.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will increase funding for policing in London.

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the levels of catalytic converter theft in the last twelve months; and what steps her Department is taking to...

      British Nationality: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to allow applicants for naturalisation as British citizens to continue to qualify if they have been absent...

      Visas: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has modelled the cost of charging different amounts for those seeking a Hong Kong British National (Overseas) visa.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to process all applications for the EU Settlement Scheme before 30 June 2021.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that people who are being considered for deportation have access to (a) sufficient legal...

      Immigration Removal Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to reduce the transmission of covid-19 in immigrant removal centres.

      Asylum: Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the temporary accommodation site for asylum seekers at Penally training camp in Pembrokeshire will be inspected by the Independent...

      Asylum: Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to asylum accommodation provided at the Penally training camp in Pembrokeshire, how many people there are per room; and how...

  • Scotland Office

    • Brexit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on the effect on Scotland of the UK leaving the EU.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Health Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what proportion of the investment outlined in Annex A of the New Decade, New Approach Agreement (a) has been and (b) remains to be allocated to...

  • Treasury

    • Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assumptions he has made about available spending for social care in his spending forecast for 2021-22.

    • Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will establish a Directors' income support scheme to support small company Directors during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the ineligibility of wholesalers for business rates relief on the viability of care home supply chains...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the volume of declarations that will be made using the Customs Declaration Service between Great Britain and Northern Ireland...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Trader Support Service will become fully operational for all traders.

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC has completed work on the final version of the Customs Declaration Service for use for trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain from 1...

      Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the temporary VAT exemption on personal protective equipment has not been extended beyond 31 October 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that employers are aware that clinically extremely vulnerable people are eligible for the extended furlough...

      Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to mitigate the potential effect of the introduction of off-payroll legislation on the economic recovery of businesses...

      Sailing Boats: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how long British citizens will be able to spend on a yacht in EU waters after the end of the transition period.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to publish the names of the companies that received support under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in (a) tranche one up to December...

      Sailing Boats: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Returned Goods Relief, whether leisure yachts that have paid VAT in the EU will retain EU VAT registration after the transition period.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken in Q4 2020 against promoters and operators of schemes that are now subject to the Loan Charge.

      Revenue and Customs: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors have worked for HMRC whilst using disguised remuneration schemes.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on reinstating the UK's commitment to spend 0.7...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to reallocate unspent funding from the tax-free childcare scheme to local authorities.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of people in settlement discussions with HMRC on the Loan Charge have to date reached settlement.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking in relation to (a) people and (b) companies that promoted payroll loan schemes.

      Revenue and Customs: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of how many contractors worked for HMRC while using disguised remuneration schemes.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to give to people who experienced mis-selling of schemes that are now subject to the Loan Charge.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has received representations on (a) reported higher levels of women than men being furloughed under the Coronavirus Job Retention...

      Animal Housing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing VAT relief for pet boarding businesses.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support newly self-employed people during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown period.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he plans to issue to banks for companies wanting to apply for an extension to the Bounce Back Loan Scheme which need a higher level of...

      Bank of England: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Bank of England on adding rapid decarbonisation objectives to its mandate; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed changes to the formula for calculating the Retail Price Index, set out in his...

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of including bio-based and compostable bioplastics in the scope of the plastic packaging tax on levels...

      Manufacturing Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of establishing a Government-backed equity fund to help the recapitalisation of...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he make it his policy to reduce the rate of beer duty.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many covid-19 procurement contracts were awarded by his Department retrospectively after work had already been carried out.

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 116638 on Government Departments: Procurement, what steps he is taking...

      Lord Alfred Douglas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2020 to Question 114761, if he will release ownership of the original manuscript of the...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to allocate the £500 million funding from the Youth Investment Fund to local authorities.

      Coronavirus: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the decision by booking.com, Expedia and other providers to...

      Exercise: Congleton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether group exercise classes will be permitted to take place indoors from the end of the November 2020 lockdown period in...

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will introduce a grant specifically to (a) support and (b) reimburse lost income for for designed to support showmen...

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on (a) how and (b) when travelling fairgrounds can re-open during the covid-19...

      Rugby: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the (a) Barnett formula funding for Wales deriving from the Sport Winter Survival Package and (b) the...

      Sports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Welsh Government's covid-19 funding guarantee will be revised as a result of the £300 million Sports Winter...

      Sports: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what level of Barnett consequential funding the Welsh Government will receive in respect to the Sports Winter Survival Package...

      Gambling: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which stakeholders he has met with to discuss the gambling review since September 2020.

      Football Association Premier League

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to his response on fan engagement to the petition on Premier League process transparency presented by the hon...

      Motor Sports: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to hold discussions with British motorsport organisations on their commitments to women’s rights in...

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with stakeholders on the availability of the culture recovery fund to organisations that were...

      Museums and Galleries: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of public funding for museums in (a) the West Midlands and (b)...

      Ice Skating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons indoor skating rinks, including those used for Olympic training, will be required to close under tier 3...

      Sportsgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the evidence basis is for his Department's decision to allow 4000 spectators at sporting events in tier 1 areas after the...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there is competition within the market for rural broadband.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, for what reason the Anti-bullying grant fund has not been extended beyond March 2020; and if she will allocate additional funding to support the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bicycles: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the results of the evaluation questions answered by individuals when applying for a Fix Your Bike Voucher.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Climate Change Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with preparations for COP26 in November 2021.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered if any data collected from COVID-19 testing could be used to create (1) a UK DNA biobank, or (2) be used by Genomics England...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who was ultimately responsible for approving the contract that was secured with Admiral Associates by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where was the notification of the tender for the contract secured between Admiral Associates and the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the number of days between the initial contract notification and the date when Admiral Associates secured the contract for work on the Vaccine Taskforce.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what work Admiral Associates undertook and provided for the Vaccine Taskforce that civil servants within the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many companies were offered the opportunity to bid for the contract, that was secured with Admiral Associates, for the Department for Business, Energy and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence was performed to assess potential conflicts of interests between the directors of Admiral Associates, and ministers, officials and advisers in...

      Re-employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the use of ‘dismiss and rehire’ strategies by employers.

      Government Departments and Private Sector: Post Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Government departments and bodies, and (2) private institutions, have stopped using the Post Office for payments over the past two years.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications they have received for Green Home Grants; and how many of these are from (1) private residential landlords, (2) social landlords, and (3)...

      Equal Pay: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to compel companies to report their ethnicity pay gaps.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement of Professor Gabriel Scally on 6 September that the UK Government has 'lost control' of COVID-19.

    • Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which individuals, in addition to police officers, have been given authority to issue fixed penalty notices for failure to self isolate for COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 7 September (HL5229), whether at any point since 31 January a COVID-19 test comprising of a...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total spend by NHS England on (1) prison healthcare, and (2) substance misuse, services in prisons in each of the last five years.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the argument that restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19 indirectly cost more lives than they save.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the budget in each Clinical Commissioning Groups’ area is allocated to mental health, excluding dementia services.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of pathology laboratory testing capacity was available to the NHS in England for COVID-19 tests at the end of March 2020; and what is the current...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the British Society for Immunology The ageing immune system and COVID-19, published on 10 November.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the sale of fake COVID-19 vaccines; and what assessment they have made of the remarks by the director general of the National...

      Blood: Homosexuality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their LGBT Action Plan 2018: Improving the lives of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people, published on 3 July 2018, what progress they have...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential reliance on paracetamol in alleviating possible side effects of the COVID-19 vaccination; what plans they have to...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what data they have collected from their regular retesting of care home staff and residents, as announced as part of their social care testing strategy on 3 July.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote COVID-19 vaccine uptake among (1) people with physical and mental disabilities, (2) people with physical and mental chronic...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Jerusalem: Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel is planning (1) to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, and (2) to isolate the Beit Safafa...

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 November (HL10143), what assessment they have made of the extent to which their Chagossian support package,...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss (1) arms control, and (2) arms trade limitation, with the government of Saudi Arabia, including at the next G20 summit.

      Non-governmental Organisations: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish their review of the 2021–-22 framework for the aid budget for non-governmental organisations.

  • Treasury

    • Furs: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of UK (1) imports, and (2) exports, of (a) fur, and (b) articles with fur, for each year since 2015.

    • Financial Services: Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement on the future of financial services by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 9 November (HC Deb, cols 619–21), what plans they have to...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Annual Budget Survey November 2020 by the County Councils Network, published on 12 November, in particular the finding that...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on agreeing new targets for new housing numbers for each local authority area; and what is the timetable for introducing these targets.

      Planning Permission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether objections by local objectors are given greater importance than objections by non-local objectors in planning decisions taken by the Secretary of State for...

      Planning Permission: Norwich

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government refused planning permission for the proposed changes to the Anglia Square shopping...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • North Africa: Land Mines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of landmines laid in North Africa during World War 2 that remain a danger to people in that region.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Peat: Pennines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have monitored peat burning on the South Pennine Moors Site of Special Scientific Interest (1) this year, and (2) in the previous three years; and what...

    • Organic Farming: Antimicrobials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many emergency derogations to use non-organic antimicrobial products were authorised to certified organic producers of (1) beef cattle, (2) dairy cattle,...

      Potatoes: Fungicides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated area of certified organic potatoes treated in England during 2020 with copper hydroxide under the emergency derogation granted by the...

      Organic Farming: Cereals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated proportion of the total certified organic area of the (1) wheat, (2) barley, (3) oats, (4) rye, and (5) triticale, crops produced...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Veterans Advisory Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish (1) the names of members of the Veterans Advisory Board, and (2) the minutes of the Board's meetings.

    • HMS Dasher

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 12 November (HL9797), whether CAB93/7 contains any records relating to the loss of HMS Dasher; whether (1) the...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 13 November (HL9533), whether (1) the Public Sector Procurement Guidelines, or (2) their Management Consultancy...

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to encourage voter turnout in the (1) local council, (2) mayoral, (3) Senedd, and (4) Scottish Parliament, elections in May 2021; and...

      Civil Servants: Remote Working

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of civil servants are currently working from home.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to respond to the letter to the Secretary of State for Education, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and?Families, and the...

    • Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in discussions with universities about the mass testing of students at the end of term.

      Lifetime Skills Guarantee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Lifetime Skills Guarantee is accessible to all low-paid workers.

      Higher Education: Antisemitism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay on 9 November (HL9589), what legislative options they are considering to ensure that...

      Outdoor Recreation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support for residential outdoor activity centres  that are at risk of closure because of the restrictions put in place to...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons behind their decision to ask the Premier League to bail out the English Football League.

    • Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to local authorities to ensure a consistent approach in allowing travelling fairgrounds to safely re-open.

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities about the case for permitting fairs to take place.

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they intend to provide to travelling fairgrounds to assist with the income lost as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic

      Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the findings of the survey published by the Gambling Commission Young People & Gambling 2020, published in August, what...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9946), what representations they have made to the Gambling Commission to encourage building...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 10 November (HL9946), what representations they have made to the (1) Gambling Commission, and (2) Electronic...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Work

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) the Access to Work programme, and (2) related programmes, give participants the opportunity to volunteer at...

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