Written answers

Tuesday, 1 December 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of trial schemes have been withdrawn by local authorities since the allocation of tranche one of the emergency active...

    • Air Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department collects data from (a) individual airports and (b) NATS on the number of aircraft which join an interception landing system...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the potential merits of introducing the recently released Israeli-developed self-service...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, in reference to his announcement of additional financial support for airports on 24 November 2020, if he will set out (a) how much each airport will...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the introduction of 20mph speed limits.

      Roads: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding has been allocated from the public purse to roads and highways in Coventry in each of the last 10 years.

      Taxis: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to support the taxi trade in adopting zero-emission-capable taxis.

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has in place to ensure that learners taking a driving test in High Wycombe are able to take a test locally after the driving test centre...

      Holyhead Port and Liverpool Port: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential (a) long-term and (b) short-term freight traffic flows through the port of (i) Holyhead and...

      Railway Stations: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce quadruple-track railway at Leicester station; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Midlands Connect on a direct rail connection between Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham as part of the...

      Railways: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on offering full refunds to passengers who have purchased advanced rail tickets and...

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of passenger rail journeys.

      Cycling and Walking: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to local authorities in West Sussex to increase levels of cycling and walking.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether charities conducting medical research will be able to access the funding for research and development announced...

    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Coventry and (c) Coventry North East constituency are employed in the...

      Ceramics: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance his Department has issued to tile retailers on their continued operation during (a) the November 2020...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on what date and at what time hairdressing salons in tier 2 covid-19 areas are allowed to re-open after the November...

      Local Growth Deals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the total allocation of funding is for local growth deals in 2020-21.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on (a) energy losses in the transmission and distribution system and...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the economic effect on Royal Mail of (a) Amazon and (b) other private delivery...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential for and (b) benefits of local electricity generation.

      Life Sciences: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to improve the UK’s intellectual property regime to attract investment in...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he will take in response to the 2020 Spending Review to support the research undertaken by medical research...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the £50 million announced in the 2020 Spending Review for Post Office subsidy and restructuring...

      Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the chemical industry on potential chemicals stockpiling...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any of the covid-19 vaccines purchased by the Government for use in the UK have been tested on people with...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure funds available via the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme are adequate to meet...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage landlords of privately rented homes to increase the energy efficiency of their...

      Complementary Medicine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will issue guidance to encourage the safe practice of reflexology during periods of national covid-19 restrictions.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution announced on 18 November 2020, if he will...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect of the extended closure of hair, beauty and wellness services...

      Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether hair, beauty and wellness services in (a) salon and (b) mobile settings will be allowed to reopen in Tier 3...

      Motor Vehicles: Diesel Fuel and Petrol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what representations he has received from the UK oil refining industry on the ban on new petrol and diesel vehicle...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many approved installers for the Green Homes Grant operate within Kent.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the curfew on hospitality venues until 2am on...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to assess the potential merits of local electricity supply.

      Holiday Accommodation: Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether owners of self-catering holiday accommodation will be eligible for support from the Local Restrictions Support...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support is available for the wedding venue industry during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of (a) stress and (b) psychological trauma to pregnant women who have to travel from Northern...

    • Ulster Bank: Belfast

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what discussions he has had with Natwest on the potential effect of its review of Ulster Bank operations on jobs in Belfast.

      Abortion: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 16 November 2020 to Question 91890 on abortion: Northern Ireland, what plans he has to conduct an assessment of the...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what funding remains to be allocated under the New Decade, New Approach commitments.

  • Attorney General

    • Poaching: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, for what reason a record of the species involved is not collated when recording prosecutions of poaching offences.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2020 to Question 116658 on coronavirus: vaccination, whether the 58 fridges includes the 20...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2020 to Question 116658 on coronavirus: vaccination, how many fridges are located in each English...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2020 to Question 116658 on coronavirus: vaccination, how many fridges are located in (a) England,...

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the scientific basis is for closing hospitality venues in areas with Tier 3 restrictions for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of transmission is of covid-19 in hospitality settings.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to prioritise clinically extremely vulnerable under the age of 65 for a covid-19 vaccination.

      Radiotherapy: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a proportion of the Spending Review 2020 commitments of (a) £1.5 billion allocated to ease existing pressures in the NHS...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the modelling his Department holds on the effect of the relaxation of covid-19 restrictions over Christmas on covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 case rate in Herefordshire being listed as 160.3 per 100,000 in his oral contribution of 26 November 2020,...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of polymerase chain reaction tests for covid-19 give a false negative result.

      Horses: Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many horses slaughtered in UK abattoirs in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020 held horse passports issued by Weatherbys passport issuing...

      Medical Treatments: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on patients of the time limitations for bringing a claim against a manufacturer of (a) mesh,...

      Mental Health Services: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that students who are self-isolating as a result of covid-19 have access to counselling for anxiety and...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many members of staff are employed at each Lighthouse Laboratory covid-19 testing facility in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the potential spread of covid-19 infection in the hospitality sector; and what assessment his...

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will review the age criteria rules for IVF treatment to ensure delays resulting from the covid-19 outbreak do not cause those...

      Coronavirus: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government is providing to Birmingham City Council to assist with covid-19 contact tracing in that area.

      Dental Services: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of dental practices taking on new NHS patients.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of false positive covid-19 test results on (a) the overall number of covid-19 cases in the UK...

      Contraceptives: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report entitled Women's Lives, Women's Rights: Strengthening Access to Contraception Beyond the Covid-19 Pandemic,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that GPs are allocated additional funding during a national covid-19 vaccination programme.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2020 to Question 110283, whether egg-free influenza vaccines are being made available to GP practices.

      Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 October to Question 100452 on Integrated Care Systems, if he will publish the record of the discussions with...

      Babies: Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve awareness among (a) healthcare professionals and (b) the general public of the symptoms of...

      Abortion: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many meetings the Government has had with abortion providers to monitor the evidence on the safety of abortion pills taken at home...

      Test and Trace Support Payment: Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether agency supply teachers who are asked to self isolate by a school on behalf of Public Health England are eligible to apply for the...

      Suicide: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the Department for Transport to help prevent suicides on the railways.

      Contact Tracing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow local public health departments to write the scripts for telephone calls to contacts of people who have tested...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication on 1 October 2020 of supplementary analysis of the January-June 2020 abortion statistics, what...

      Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the four covid-19 mobile testing units operating in the Humber, how many people are employed on (a) permanent and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the four covid-19 mobile testing units operating in the Humber, how many members of staff working in those units have...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 September to Question 82393, which (a) Ministers and (b) officials his Department is engaging with on the...

      Coronavirus: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with (a) local authorities, (b) health and social care commissioners, (c) Directors of Public Health...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on answering Questions (a) 88299, (b) 104723, (c) 105362, (d) 109318, (e) 109319, (f) 109321, (g) 109322, (h)...

      NHS: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps is the Government is taking to ensure that the NHS is the safest healthcare system in the world for both patients and staff.

      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 107727, 107728, 107729, 108286 and 108287 tabled by the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle.

      Mental Health Services: Fathers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve mental health services for new fathers experiencing mental health difficulties during the perinatal period.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral question of the hon Member for Hammersmith to the Leader of the House on 5 November 2020, Official Report, col 495,...

      Hearing Impairment: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the long-term provision of NHS audiology care for veterans with service induced...

      Epilepsy: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to local services and universities currently under local restrictions to ensure that students...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the British Society of Gastroenterology consensus guidelines on the management of inflammatory bowel disease in adults,...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Digital report entitled Mental Health of Children and Young People in England, 2020 which found that the...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the saving to the public purse as a result of suspending the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme from March to...

      Suicide: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have died by suicide in Harlow constituency compared to the national average in each of the last three years.

      Lung Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of levels of (a) diagnosis and (b) treatment of lung cancer during periods of covid-19...

      Children: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of average waiting times for child and adolescent mental health services between March and...

      Coronavirus: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish covid-19 infection data for school and educational settings to improve the information available to teachers, parents...

      Vulnerable Adults: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a person is able to stay overnight at another residence to assist a vulnerable relative while that relative’s spouse is in...

      Agmatine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the legalisation of the supplement Agmatine for medical purposes.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Bolton South East of 15 July 2020 on the implementation of the...

      Maternity Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on support safety training for maternity staff in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020 to date.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to work with (a) the Lily Jo Project and (b) other mental health organisations to support people affected by the...

      Foetuses: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the research entitled Reconsidering fetal pain, published...

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people who no longer meet the (a) age or (b) other eligibility requirements for...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the HSA4 Abortion Notification forms received by the Department of Health and Social Care since 1st January 2020, how...

      Outpatients: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing guidance to NHS Acute (Hospital) Trusts in London to ensure that...

      Indigestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) women, (b) men aged (i) under 30 and (ii) over 30 who have had chronic stomach indigestion...

      Hay Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the number of people who have hay fever in the last five years.

      Brain: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have experienced a brain haemorrhage in each of the last five years.

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the cost to the NHS of missed appointments without prior notice.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 7 September, 7 October and 5 November...

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the cost of the contract for the delivery of the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme has reduced in recent years.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve early diagnosis of sarcoma in children and young people.

      Health: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure coherence between the forthcoming Sexual and Reproductive Health and Women's Health strategies.

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many orders for personal protective equipment through contracts awarded by his Department are currently unfulfilled.

      Protective Clothing: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) What is the combined cost of the 11 largest contracts for the supply of Personal Protective Coveralls, (b) what is the total number...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to increase the (a) retention and (b) recruitment of GPs in England.

      Coronavirus: Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many health visitors have been reassigned to covid-19 responsibilities; and what plans he has to assign health visitors to the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to consult clinically extremely vulnerable groups on the introduction of new covid-19 guidance on shielding.

      Electronic Cigarettes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of indoor vaping on the transmission of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support is being made available to help the (a) elderly and (b) people deemed clinically vulnerable who may opt to...

      Coronavirus: Stockport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) information and (b) financial support is being made available to help protect people who are clinically extremely vulnerable in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of people in England may decline a covid-19 vaccine.

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase public awareness of (a) sarcoma and (b) other less common cancers.

      Abortion: Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to ensure the use of direct fetal analgesia prior to late-term abortions.

  • Department for Education

    • Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the financial implications of covid-19 related expenditure for (a) schools and (b) colleges.

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the number and proportion of pupils not attending school as a result of (a) testing positive for covid-19, (b) being suspected of...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) pupils and (b) teachers attending (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii) special schools in each (A)...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of schools that are (a) fully and (b) partially open in each region of England.

      School Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a later start time to the school day; and what research his Department...

      Teachers: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of first-aid trained teachers in schools in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the...

      Private Tutors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidence basis was for the Government's decision not to enable students to visit tutors for informal tuition during the November 2020...

      Schools: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops were (a) requested by and (b) provided to schools in Leicester East during the coronavirus pandemic.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish, by each local authority area in England, the number of primary school pupils who were absent from school as a result of either...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the tiered levels of covid-19 restrictions for (a) education and (b) childcare.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on funding childcare infrastructure in the (a) short and (b) long term.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many Sure Start centres are (a) open and (b) operational as at 25 November 2020.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the needs of children with special needs and learning disabilities are being met in schools.

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how may and what proportion of looked after children have gone missing or away from their placement without authorisation (a) in the year ending 31...

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the temporary provision of Free School Meals to children with No Recourse to Public...

      Holiday Play Schemes: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish further details on the expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme.

      Schools: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if the Government will allocate funding to support the reintroduction of the Anti-bullying grant scheme.

      Environment Protection: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to work with the (a) oil and gas industry and (b) other parts of the private sector to support the technical and...

      Apprentices and Training: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support young people into apprenticeships and training during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that students receive value for money as their contact hours are reduced in response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of children eligible for Free School Meals are assessed as children subject to No Recourse to Public Funds conditions in...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of information available on the rates of infection and transmission of covid-19 in educational settings.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Courts: Camberwell and Peckham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect of the closure of Camberwell youth court on the (a) backlog of youth court cases and (b) resilience of the...

    • Youth Courts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of outstanding youth court cases in south London; and what steps he is taking to improve the efficiency of hearings.

      Debt Collection and Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether (a) enforcement of evictions and (b) taking control of goods procedures will be paused in areas subject to tier restrictions after the end of...

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Population Projections 2020 to 2026, England and Wales, published on 26 November 2020, Figure 1.1, how he plans to prevent...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Prison Population Projections 2020 to 2026, England and Wales, published on 26 November 2020, Figure 1.1, how he plans to achieve and...

      Youth Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of youth court closures as a result of covid-19 on the level of case backlogs in England and Wales.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps have been taken to use the findings from his Department’s Expert Panel on Harm in the Family Courts to inform the make-up of the...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the HMRC Guidance entitled Commercial policy measures of imported products originating in the USA (Tariff stop press...

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the HMRC Guidance entitled Commercial policy measures of imported products originating in the USA (Tariff stop press...

      Medicine: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to strengthen the UK's trade relationship with Israel in medical research and development.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his 21 November 2020 announcement entitled Government steps in to help homeowners caught up in EWS1...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his 21 November 2020 announcement entitled Government steps in to help homeowners caught up in EWS1...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to his 21 November 2020 announcement entitled Government steps in to help homeowners caught up in EWS1...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport of 24 September...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether UK Finance has officially acknowledged that leaseholders of residential properties without external cladding...

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his plans are for the proposed Woodhouse Colliery coal mine in Cumbria.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to introduce planning regulations to require new build homes to (a) be zero carbon and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to make (a) heat pumps, (b) solar panels and (c) other domestic renewable...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the new standard method for assessing local housing need uses a house price to workplace-based...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Help to Buy Loan scheme to the end of 2021 to...

      Local Government: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in Sussex during the covid-19 outbreak.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the average amount of European Structural Investment Funding was per year for the period 2014-20; and what the...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the criteria by which bids for funding from the Levelling Up Fund will be assessed.

      Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent progress he has made on the Business rates treatment of self-catering accommodation consultation.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure adequate funding for the statutory duties in the Domestic Abuse Bill to...

      Collective Worship: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the latest guidance on places of worship in tier 3 remaining open, what acts of collective worship...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of food provided to service personnel since outsourcing to private companies.

    • Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the projected cost for the renewal of Trident.

      Cybercrime: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much will be allocated to the UK's National Cyber Force.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each aircraft carrier was at sea in each of the years since each such carrier was launched.

      Shipbuilding: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with representatives from the shipbuilding industry on the prioritisation of UK shipyards for bids for domestic...

      Trident Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent estimate he has made of the retirement date of the UK's Vanguard-class submarines.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will set out the timescale for the Type 32 programme.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether areas subject to tier 3 covid-19 restrictions will receive support from armed forces personnel to assist with mass testing.

      Type 32 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what tasks the Type 32 will undertake.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many days each of the Type-45 Destroyers have spent at sea in each of the last five years.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Covid Winter Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department plans to take to raise awareness of the Covid Winter Grant Scheme to families of children eligible for free schools...

    • Statutory Sick Pay: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of eligibility for statutory sick pay from the fourth day of sickness on people with endometriosis;...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the three year limit in respect of continuous periods of sickness for statutory sick pay on...

      Statutory Sick Pay: Endometriosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the current definition of statutory sick pay for people with endometriosis.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect of sanctions and conditionality on claimants of social security on (a) the health...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of removing the time limit on claims of new jobseeker's allowance...

      Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) universal credit and (b) working tax credit have been affected by the benefit cap as a result of the temporary...

      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

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of universal credit claimants who have been transferred from legacy benefits are receiving (a) more, (b) the same and (c) less...

      Social Security Benefits: North East Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the value of unclaimed (a) housing benefit and (b) income support and income-related employment support...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on the frequency with which work coaches are expected to meet clients on universal credit.

      European Social Fund: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on the operation of employment projects for people with disabilities of the end of their access to...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish (a) a list of all organisations that have been awarded funding under the Kickstart scheme and (b) details of the number of...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Gibraltar: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any agreement on the future relationship between the UK and the EU will include Gibraltar.

    • Commonwealth Secretariat: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if the staff recruitment policy of the Commonwealth Secretariat ensures that members of all 54 Commonwealth...

      India: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart on the effect of the Farmers’ Produce Trade and...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to bring forward a new UN Human Rights Council resolution on bringing perpetrators...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to maintain the aid budget at 0.7 per cent of national income during the covid-19...

      FSO Safer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much money his Department has committed to the international fund for the inspection and assessment of the FSO...

      Assadolah Assadi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent information and representations he has received on the forthcoming trial of Iranian diplomat Assadolah...

      Iraq: Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the progress achieved by the Government of Iraq in complying with UN...

      Iraq: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department made of progress by the Iraqi Government in strengthening security measures...

      Ramy Kamel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 51598, what recent representations he has made to the Egyptian...

      Iraq: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the security situation in Iraq.

      Iraqi Economic Contact Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what conclusions were reached at the recent Iraqi Economic Contact Group meeting held in London.

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his counterpart in Morocco on the recent occupation of further territory...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: International Men's Day

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

      Overseas Aid

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

      Poliomyelitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to establish a partnership with Rotary International on the joint goal of eradicating polio.

      Developing Countries: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the aid budget has been allocated to ensure the provision of (a) water, (b) sanitation and (c)...

      Poliomyelitis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding is available for Rotary Great Britain and Ireland and other UK-based voluntary groups to support...

      Migration and Peace: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the decision to reduce the Official Development Assistance...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, on what date funding decisions will be made on the level of Official Development Assistance to be allocated to...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for the Middle East and North Africa, Official Report,...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help support and facilitate access for (a) the Red Cross and (b) other humanitarian...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the November 2020 document entitled EU Settlement Scheme – Home Office Looked After Children and Care Leavers Survey...

    • Demonstrations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2020 to Question 117954, if she will publish which provisions under the Serious Crime Act 2007 which...

      Work Experience: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether young people from EU countries will be allowed to continue to pursue unpaid short-term work placements in the UK without a work...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has made to enable the covid-safe continuation of citizenship ceremonies during the period of the new national...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that Border Force has (a) resources and (b) processes in place at airports after the end of the...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that there is no disruption to EU passengers at UK airports after the end of the transition period from 1...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 16 October 2020 on Huzaifah Mustafa and Zainish...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the guidance that has been issued to youth offending teams and prison governors on how to assist children to apply to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) visa applications, (b) asylum claims and (c) indefinite leave to remain applications have been accepted (i) nationally and (ii)...

      Human Trafficking: Victim Support Schemes

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

      Assadolah Assadi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment her Department has made of the level of threats against Iranian dissidents and activists in the UK as a result of the...

      Hampshire Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of changes in Government funding for fire and rescue services on (b) the ability of Hampshire...

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average response time is for her Department to respond to enquiries from hon. Members.

      Home Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's average response time to enquiries from hon. Members was in (a) August, (b) September and (c) October 2020.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that UK courts have the right to demand to see and assess evidence of a prima facie case to answer which has been...

      Terrorism: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the forthcoming trial against an Iranian diplomat in Belgium on terrorism charges, what discussions she has had with...

      Fire Stations: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference the finding in the University of Central Lancashire report entitled Minimising firefighters’ exposure to toxic fire...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to provide a substantive response to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton dated 16 October 2020 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton dated 19 February 2020 on Mr Ignisious Gaisah.

      Fisheries and UK Border Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to combine the Fishery Protection and Border Force fleets to form a sea-going UK Coastguard.

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of appointments for biometric enrollment are her Department's commercial partners Sopra Steria required to offer to...

  • Scotland Office

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring businesses and citizens are prepared for the...

    • Overseas Trade: Morocco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value of goods (a) imported from and (b) exported to Morocco was in 2019.

      Cabinet Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what his Department's policy is on which matters are considered sensitive by the FOI clearing house.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what IT system will be used to handle sanitary and phytosanitary checks on trade between Great Britain and...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether safety and security declarations will be required for each post and parcel consignment travelling from...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the process of transiting goods from Northern Ireland to Great Britain via the Republic of Ireland...

      Procurement Transformation Advisory Panel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps were taken to (a) identify and (b) tackle potential conflicts of interest during the appointment...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has promoted any external communications for traders on the updated rules of origin...

      Customs: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what paperwork will be required from household removal companies travelling to the EU after the transition period.

      Ministers: Offshore Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Government ministers have (a) personal financial accounts and (b) holdings in offshore territories.

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Office of Veteran Affairs is taking to ensure that veterans can access mental health support.

      Cabinet Office: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the recent appointments process for the position of Cabinet Secretary, how many expressions...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund and Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how money has been allocated that was not spent from the (a) Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund and (b) Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he (a) plans to make an assessment of the effectiveness of the vehicle excise duty scheme and (b) has made an assessment of the potential merits of...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Spending Review 2020, what the timescale is for the £4 billion Levelling Up Fund.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the Levelling Up Fund on local economic recovery.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of charity sector organisations having to stop delivering vital services in order to be...

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the Spending Review 2020 on economic recovery during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What level of financial support his Department has provided to Scotland in the Spending Review 2020.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to support job retention during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to increase investment in the North of England as part of the Government’s levelling up agenda.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what dates he met with representatives of (a) Excluded U.K., (b) Forgotten Ltd, (c) Forgotten PAYE, (d) Maternity Petition, (e) APPG Gaps in Support,...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to create a positive environment for investment in the UK after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of data published by (a) HMRC, (b) Office of National Statistics, (c) Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to publish a response to the Office for Tax Simplification's Capital Gains Tax Review.

      Revenue and Customs: Tax Avoidance

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

      Bankruptcy: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have declared bankruptcy as a result of the Loan Charge.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many people subject to the Loan Charge who were in settlement discussions with HMRC relating to the Loan Charge have reached a settlement on that matter.

      Revenue and Customs: Holyhead Port

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when consultations will begin with the local community in Bangor on the potential development of Parc Bryn Cegin industrial estate into a lorry park by HMRC.

      Revenue and Customs: Holyhead Port

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the length of time an HMRC facility will be required offsite to serve the port of Holyhead.

      Digital Technology: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much income has been generated by the Digital Sales Tax since its introduction in April 2020.

      Customs Declaration Services Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what contingency plans are in place in the event that the Customs Declaration Service is not fully operational on 1 January 2021.

      Foreign Companies: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that overseas sellers are aware of the need to register to pay UK VAT for goods under £135 from 1 January 2021; and...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason (a) income from furnished holiday lets is not included in calculations for support under the Self Employed Income Support Scheme and (b) an...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional support to assist people who are self-employed and required to self-isolate.

      Revenue and Customs: Holyhead Port

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created by the establishment of an offsite HMRC facility to serve the port of Holyhead; and...

      Revenue and Customs: Holyhead Port

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the resilience of the road network around Bangor in the event of the location of an HMRC offsite...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when traders will be provided with details on what data to input into the Trader Support Service to ensure that goods can continue to move on 1 January 2021.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on what date the Trader Support Service will be fully operational.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Trader Support Service will provide assistance on (a) SPS checks and (b) the transiting of Northern Ireland to Great Britain goods via Dublin port.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) newly and (b) other self-employed people who have been affected by the covid-19 outbreak and who are...

      Renewable Energy: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT on domestic renewables and installations for a period on 10 years from 1 January 2021.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customs agents have been recruited to manage the Trader Support Service.

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of household debt in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on household incomes in (a) Coventry (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Royal Docks: Free Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department received an application (a) from or (b) on behalf of the Royal Docks in the London Borough of Newham to become a free...

      Personal Income: Coronavirus

      What recent comparative assessment his Department has made of the effect on regional economies of the Government's covid-19 financial support package.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to his oral contribution of 25 November 2020, Official Report column 828, on public sector workers who earn below the median wage of £24,000...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tennis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Department plans to publish guidance on the safe reopening of tennis clubs at the end of the November 2020 covid-19...

    • Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if it remains his policy to create a £500 million Youth Investment Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Mass Media: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the perpetuation of negative stereotypes about people with Down syndrome...

      Television: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage television networks to increase their accessibility to people with visual or...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of premises in (a) England, (b) East of England and (c) North West Norfolk constituency have access to...

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) effect on transparency and local democracy of the statutory requirement to...

      Tourism: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government has taken to provide financial support to the tourism sector in Wales during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Sports: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of accessible sports facilities in (a) Coventry, (b) the West...

      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.

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Youth Investment Fund will be available within the next six months.

      Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many people have cancelled their TV licence since 2010.

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: International Men's Day

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

      Broadband: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate Building Digital UK has made of the proportion of premises in the King's Lynn and West Norfolk Borough Council...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Stoats: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department provides to gamekeepers on the trapping and pest control of stoats.

    • Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the introduction of import fees for plants on the ornamental...

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of the transition period on the ornamental horticultural...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which aspect of SPS checks on goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland will be phased in.

      Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the arrangements for importing plants into Northern Ireland from Great Britain from 1 January 2021.

      River Medway: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information he holds on the timetable for the local inquiry under section 17(3)(f)(i) of the River Medway (Flood...

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on the Environment Agency’s Restoring Sustainable Abstraction Programme; how many...

      Water Abstraction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many abstraction licences have been (a) revoked and (b) altered by the Environment Agency since commencement of its...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ban trail hunting following alleged comments on the use of multiple trails made in a Hunting Office...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: New Businesses

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government Equalities Office is taking to support women to start their own business.

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of the gender pay gap.

      Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent steps her Department has taken to end gay or gender conversion therapy in the UK.

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: South East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to increase the capacity, and (2) to reduce journey times, of rail services between London Waterloo and Portsmouth Harbour stations.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a decision will be made on whether HS2 is going to terminate at Euston station or Old Oak Common.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be (1) the top speed, and (2) the average speed, of HS2 (a) between London and Birmingham, and (b) between Birmingham and Crewe.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at which stations passengers will be able to board (1) between London and Birmingham, and (2) between Birmingham and Crewe, when HS2 is completed.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: West Coast Railway Line

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential increase in capacity for commuter services on the West Coast Main Line south of Northampton after the introduction...

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Careers and Enterprise Company Careers education in England's schools and colleges 2020, published on 12...

    • Independent Schools Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Independent Schools Council’s Partnership Week 2020.

      Literacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 4 November (HC Deb, col 318), whether literacy is intended to be a part of the tutoring programme; and if...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement that they have secured five million doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine, whether that contract has any conditions relating (1)...

    • Business: European Economic Area

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation by the Law Society and the Bar Council in its joint paper Immigration priorities for the legal services...

      Postal Services: Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Royal Mail Group about the potential to mirror the decision of An Post in Ireland to deliver post for free to care homes.

      Shops: Publications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include bookshops on the lists of businesses permitted to remain open in all areas subject to restrictions to address the COVID-19...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support immunocompromised people who will not be able to benefit from a COVID-19 vaccine.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish in full the modelling and assumptions that informed the Winter scenarios from early working analysis England: daily...

      General Practitioners: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have provided guidanceto GP practices about the responsibility to provide personal protect equipment to public service interpreters who are needed for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake public consultation on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to different age groups and other distinct population groups.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have procured any refrigeration devices for GP surgeries to support the administration of the Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contracts they have placed in 2020, and with whom, for the purchase of facemasks for use by health workers; and what was the cost per unit for each type of...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a list of all companies who were contracted to supply personal protective equipment (PPE) as a result of the high-priority lane used to...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the process for referral to the high-priority lane used to assess and process potential personal protective equipment procurement leads; who was involved...

      Intensive Care: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that a triage tool has been used to deny elderly patients access to intensive care during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what...

      Pestfix: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to Question for Written Answer HL5806, tabled on 16 June and due for answer on 30 June, how many contracts they have entered into with Pestfix Ltd; on...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Cornwall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will announce details of the Shared Prosperity Fund arrangements for Cornwall before the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Remand in Custody: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) what proportion of, women remanded in custody at (a) a magistrates' court, and (b) a Crown Court, did not subsequently receive an immediate...

    • Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Assessment, Care in Custody and Teamwork cases have been opened in each of the last five years.

      Prison Estate Transformation Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of the Prison Estate Transformation Programme.

      Prisoners: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) male, and (2) female, prisoners in England and Wales are aged 80 or over.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to facilitate in-person court hearings in line with guidance in place during the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, (1) how, (2) what will be the...

      Courts: Hearing Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the Judicial Office and Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service assess the needs of hearing impaired users to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Iraq: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss the proposed closure of camps for displaced people in seven Iraqi provinces with the government of Iraq; and what assessment they...

    • Mozambique: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in conjunction with international partners to address the influence of the ISIS caliphate in northern Mozambique.

      Iraq: Internally Displaced People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the statement by the Norwegian Refugee Council on 9 November that the government of Iraq’s decision to close displacement...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Peat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their new England Peat Strategy.

  • Home Office

    • Visas: Peru

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 16 November (HL Deb, col 1272) that the Home Office keeps the UK visa regime under review, what...

    • Vetting: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish guidance to employers on the obligation to conduct right to work checks of EU nationals once the transition period for the...

      Visas: Graduates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include the Legal Practice Course or the Bar Professional Training Course as admissible courses to attain a visa to the UK via...

      Visas: Business

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish updated guidance on which business activities are permitted under visa rules after the end of the transition period for the...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to widen the scope, and (2) to extend the length, of Permitted Paid Engagement visas after the transition period for the...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the anti-terrorism measures proposed by the government of (1) France, and (2) Austria; whether they intend to introduce similar...

      Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what risk assessment has been conducted on the requirement of the Home Office for asylum seekers to report in person.

      European Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 7 October (HL8424), whether they intend any extradition from the UK to any EU jurisdiction after...

  • Department for International Trade

    • USA: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of the United States’ decision to introduce restrictions on (1) Changji Esquel Textile Co. Ltd, (2) Hefei...

    • Tobacco: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the imposition of the UK Global Tariff on the import of finished tobacco products from 1 January 2021 on...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the EU’s General Data Protection Regulations will apply to companies operating in the UK after the end of the transition period for the UK’s...

    • Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their decision not to provide financial support to inbound tour operators; what discussions they have had with representatives of...

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are providing for (1) travelling fairgrounds, and (2) charter fairs, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Charity Finance Group’s proposal to allow charities to furlough staff and enable them to volunteer at their own...

      Music: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether outdoor congregational carol singing will be permitted as part of their COVID-19 Winter Plan.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Barran on 9 November (HL Deb, col 808), what proportion of the £119 million of funding available through Arts Council...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Barran (HL10058) from 11 November, on what basis they propose to use age assurance as opposed to age verification to...

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