Written answers

Tuesday, 8 December 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Transport for London press notice, published 1 December on an agreed funding and financing package for the final phase of the...

    • Crossrail Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether legislative proposals are required to facilitate the loan package agreed with the Greater London Assembly for the completion of Crossrail.

      London North Eastern Railway and Northern Trains: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether train drivers working for (a) Northern Rail and (b) London North Eastern Railway are classed as public sector workers and will not receive a...

      Driving Tests: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what comparative estimate he has made of the number of driving tests taken between April and September at (a) Duns, (b) Hawick, (c) Peebles, (d)...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to (a) review and (b) increase the provision of electric vehicle charging points across the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, of 28 July 2020, on Government Funded Satellite Navigation, ref za53233.

      Royal Mail: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Royal Mail on their capacity to improve the sustainability of their vehicle fleets.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will expedite payment of the covid-19 Bus Services Support Grant to operators to ensure that those payments are made by the end of...

      Buses: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the £120 million for zero emission buses in 2021-22 in the Spending Review 2020, if he will publish details of the scheme his...

      Buses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the £120 million for zero emissions buses in the Spending Review 2020 combined with all-electric...

      Aviation: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason it is his Department's policy that airlines should be responsible for the incomplete completion by a passenger of a passenger locator form.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the (a) socio-economic and (b) equalities impact of low-traffic neighbourhoods in (a) Poplar and Limehouse and (b) England.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the judgement of the European Court of Justice on Damijan Vnuk v Zavarovalnica Triglav, whether he plans to incorporate into UK law...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of The Times investigation which recently found that 4,000 of about 9,000 bridges...

      Cycling and Walking: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve provision for (a) cycling and (b) walking as alternative transport options in (i) Coventry North East constituency...

      East Coast Railway Line: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with rail operators on the potential effect of the East Coast Mainline engineering works scheduled for Christmas on...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made in achieving the target of 2.4 per cent of GDP spending on science research; and what...

    • Research: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what effect the 2020 Spending Review will have on the proportion of GDP spent on research and development.

      Housing: Electrical Control Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which utility companies have responsibility to replace...

      Mobile Phones: Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to ensure mobile phones sold in the UK contain only ethically sourced materials.

      Energy: Arrears

      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 number of households in (a) Coventry North...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what process was used to select the members of the UK COP26 team; what assessment he has made of the effect of that...

      Natural Gas: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on (a) the effectiveness of the new gas transmission charging regime...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the financial effect of gas transmission network costs on the hydrogen producers...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) effect on public health and (b) resulting costs to the taxpayers of...

      Nuclear Power: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what level of expenditure his Department has assessed to be necessary to ensure the safe storage of additional waste...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to bring forward the payment date for recipients of the Warm Home Discount who are not in...

      Sanitary Protection: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had discussions with (a) officials within his Department, (b) Cabinet colleagues and (c) other...

      Business: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage consumers to support local businesses during the Christmas 2020 trading period.

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the introduction of an international copyright...

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will hold discussions with the Intellectual Property Office on the potential role of a national copyright...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has issued loans via the British Business Bank to subsidiaries of (a) Stagecoach, (b) National...

      Seabed: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals requiring unexploded munitions on the seafloor to be disposed...

      Environment Protection: Wolverhampton South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many jobs the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution will create in Wolverhampton South West constituency.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether any aborted fetuses material has been used in the development of any covid-19 vaccines.

      Conditions of Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to publish guidance on the rights of disabled workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Innovate UK: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications for Innovate UK Smart Grants were received from businesses in Weaver Vale constituency since 28...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer to the Oral Question asked by the hon Member for Sheffield, Heeley on 2 December, Official Report, how the WAVE group...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when he plans to end the pause on engagement with victims groups on legacy matters.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's press release of 9 November entitled, More rapid COVID-19 tests to be rolled out across England,...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of adding unpaid care workers to the priority list for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will ask the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to revise its recommendation not to include unpaid carers on the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation decision not to include unpaid...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the £1bn for tackling the elective surgery backlog will be allocated (a) via block contracts or (b) through the NHS National...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether decisions on the allocation of the £1bn for tackling the elective surgery backlog will be made (a) centrally by Government...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to use criteria relating to (a) clinical area, (b) geographical region, (c) population size or (d) other...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the £1billion announced in the Spending Review 2020 for tackling the elective surgery backlog, when that finding...

      Coronavirus: Nutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) support patients suffering from long covid after their discharge from hospital and (b) assess and monitor...

      Huntington's Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage research into new treatments for Huntington’s disease.

      Health Professions: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the mental health of healthcare workers.

      Respite Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that families with additional needs living in tier 3 covid-19 restricted areas can access...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 18 November 2020, Official Report, column 323, if he will set out the evidence both...

      Social Services: Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of social care workers that qualify only for statutory sick pay.

      NHS and Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect on the pay of (a) NHS and (b) social care staff of the pay proposals in his...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional resources he plans to provide for care homes to carry out lateral flow testing on staff, residents and visitors.

      Care Homes: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that staff in residential care homes for autistic people and people with learning disabilities are...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many full-time equivalent (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in each quarter from Q1 2020-21 to the latest available data.

      Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits to (a) patients and (b) NHS England of permanently reducing the number of doses of...

      Doctors: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of senior doctors working in the NHS.

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Alzheimer's Society report entitled Worst hit: dementia during coronavirus, what assessment he has made of the...

      NHS and Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle workforce burnout across the NHS and social care during the Covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the workforce shortage in social care in the (a) short and (b) long term.

      NHS: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a national pay-scale for apprentices across the NHS.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will publish the evidence underpinning the Government guidance dated 5 November 2020 on visiting care homes.

      Care Homes: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date the initial pilot to give families key worker status in care homes will be evaluated; and what his Department's timetable is...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Royal College of Nursing’s campaign for...

      NHS: Redundancy and Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS staff have been made redundant since 2010; and how many of those staff have since been rehired by the NHS.

      Health Professions: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on (a) the mental health of NHS staff (b) the effect of stress on NHS staff in (i) each year since...

      Health Professions and Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on the World Health Organization Charter on Health worker safety: a priority for patient safety,...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what meetings he has had with carers' organisations across the UK since March 2020.

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) mental health and (b) occupational...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the £500m set out for mental health in the Spending Review 2020 is ringfenced for children and young...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the mental health and wellbeing of people living in tier 3 covid-19 restricted areas.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) children who do not meet the thresholds for Child and Adolescent Mental Health...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of commissioning research to improve understanding of how to support people who...

      Health Services and Social Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Spending Review 2020, if he will provide more information on plans for the modernisation of technology across the...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the adequacy of staff numbers in the mammography workforce in the latest period for which that...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking ensure that people who are digitally excluded and do not have an email address are able to (a) register for and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the turnaround time for Covid-19 test results is as short as possible.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Audit Office report entitled Investigation into government procurement during the covid-19 pandemic,...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the National Audit Office investigation into contracts for providing personal protective equipment during the covid-19...

      Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many acute beds there have been in the NHS in England, in each year since 2009-10.

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methods his Department is using to track the (a) manufacture and (b) distribution of PPE to key workers across different sectors to...

      NHS Trusts: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to reorganise NHS trusts in the Black Country.

      Mental Health: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to develop Government policy on improving men's mental health.

      Self-harm: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to increase the (a) quantity and (b) quality of online support for teenagers who self-harm during the covid-19...

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle severe mental health issues in children exacerbated by the covid-19 outbreak and isolation...

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the correlation between age-standardised mortality rates for covid-19 deaths in England and relative...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the widespread wearing of face coverings in preventing the spread of covid-19.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to develop a public mental health strategy in response to a potential increase in the number of people with...

      Health Services and Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) NHS workers and (b) social care staff have been infected with covid-19 since (i) March 2020 and (ii) September 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Lord Bethell, of 6 October...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking in response to the Care Quality Commission's most recent Monitoring the Mental Health Act report in...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support youth mental health services.

      Mental Health: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial assistance he will make available to employers to help support the mental health of their employees and ensure that mental...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of children in low-income families with No Recourse to Public Funds that are (a) eligible for and (b) have...

    • Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has held with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on providing additional financial support to outdoor education providers following...

      Students: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the potential loss of earnings to students prevented from returning to their term-time jobs by plans for a staggered...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average number of hours per week of sport and physical activity undertaken by pupils in (a) primary and (b) secondary...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the effect on the (a) quality and (b) quantity of apprenticeships of allowing levy-paying employers to choose which...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to provide additional funded childcare places in areas subject to Tier 2 and Tier 3 local covid alert level restrictions...

      Private Tutors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance, local restriction tiers: what you need to know, published on 23 November 2020, whether it is permissible for private...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the additional costs incurred by schools as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will list the members of the expert group set up to look at differential learning and monitor the variation in the impact of the pandemic on...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of paying apprenticeships providers upon delivery of training.

      Children: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to provide funding for short breaks and holidays for children who are seriously ill.

      First Aid: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making first-aid training a compulsory part of secondary education.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on further education college finances of the extra intake of 16 to 18 year old students in academic year...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 October to Question 100465 on Apprentices; how many apprenticeships were available at (a) level 2 and (b) level 3 through...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that traineeships and placements under the Kickstart scheme lead to an opportunity of an apprenticeship.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on reversing the decision to clawback any capital grant allocation allowance given to...

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support SMEs in hiring apprentices before the introduction of the extended apprenticeship employer incentives announced in...

      Children: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce anxiety in children; and what discussions he has had with (a) the NSPCC and other children's charities...

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure that disadvantaged students without laptops and IT software studying at further education colleges are not digitally...

      Further Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on enabling greater flexibility to the rules on capital grants for further education...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates' Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answers of 2 July 2020 to Questions 65895 on Magistrates' Retirement Ages and Question 65896 on Court Backlogs, what his latest estimate...

    • Question

      What steps his Department is taking to introduce problem-solving courts.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to introduce problem-solving courts.

      Question

      What assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing sentences for driving offences.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to ensure the equitable treatment of freedom of information requests by his Department.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of outstanding (a) rape and (b) sexual offences court cases in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 2015.

      Human Rights Act 1998

      What plans he has to amend the Human Rights Act 1998.

      Rule of Law

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upholding the rule of law.

      Rule of Law

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upholding the rule of law.

      Rule of Law

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on upholding the rule of law.

      Human Rights Act 1998

      What plans he has to amend the Human Rights Act 1998.

      Law Centres: Finance

      What steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of funding for Law Centres.

      Criminal Legal Aid Review

      What progress he is making on the second phase of the Criminal Legal Aid Review.

      CAFCASS: Finance

      What assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of funding for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

      Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of amending section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 to ensure that it is fit...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Preventing Future Death reports have been submitted by coroners to NHS trusts since 2013.

  • Treasury

    • Urban Areas: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support the Government is providing to the Northern Ireland Executive to support high streets during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to statistics showing average private sector pay is higher in November 2020 than at the same time 12 months ago, for what reason he used a...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to return the official development assistance budget to 0.7 per cent of GNI; and what the fiscal criteria are for that return.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people whose median annual pay is under £24,000 who are eligible to receive the £250...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the matter of problem debt.

      Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has considered the potential merits of a Jubilee Fund as proposed by the Reset the Debt campaign.

      Pension Wise

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Q82 of the oral evidence taken before the Treasury Committee on 4 November 2020, HC950, what plans the Financial Conduct Authority has to...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government's steps to tackle problem debt.

      Bank Services: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK citizens living in (a) The Netherlands and (b) other countries in Europe are able to continue holding UK bank...

      Bank Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) extend financial support to those facing a recent increase in bank overdraft interest rates and (b) discourage banks from increasing their...

      Repossession Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to help protect homeowners who have exhausted the six-month mortgage payment holiday from having their homes repossessed.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to ensure that small banks have access to adequate capital to offer eligible customers Bounce Back loans.

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs replies to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, dated 14 September 2020, on a...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: West Sussex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) total value of grants provided through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to employees in (i)...

      Personal Care Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the VAT reduction offered to hospitality services until March 2021 to (a) hairdressers,...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking on the mis-selling of schemes now subject to the Loan Charge.

      Sunscreens: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reclassifying sunscreen products as essential healthcare items for VAT purposes.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on revenue accruing to the public purse of setting the Stamp Duty Land Tax non-UK resident surcharge at...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the new Stamp Duty Land Tax non-UK resident surcharge due to come into force in April 2021 can be avoided by being resident in the UK on at least...

      Sports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing non-profit sports organisations (a) that are and (b) that are not VAT registered to claim...

      Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC still accepts applications from UK companies on form C1800 to access Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) to award CHIEF badges.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether loans have been made from the public purse to (a) Stagecoach, (b) National Express, (c) Go-Ahead, (d) First Group, (e) Serco, (f) Arriva and (g)...

      Gambling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support operators of adult gaming centres during their extended period of closure in tier three covid-19 lockdown areas.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Treasury of 9 November 2020, Official Report, column 707, if he will publish the evidence to...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse is of grants and payments to (a) Stagecoach, (b) National Express, (c) Go-Ahead, (d) First Group, (e) Serco, (f) Arriva...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will (a) meet representatives of the private coach industry to discuss the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on and (b) provide additional...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Hong Kong: Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Chinese counterpart on reducing the number of military vehicles on the...

    • Travel Information: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to review its travel advice against all but essential travel before the introduction...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to review Government advice on all but essential travel before the introduction of the Test to...

      Repatriation: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the cost to the public purse was of each of the 151 charter flights organised by his Department to bring UK...

      Somalia: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on (a) the security situation in Somalia and (b)...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for each type of grant under the UK Aid Direct programme, how many applications have been (a) received and (b)...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to investigate the use of child labour in cobalt mines in Congo.

      Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the (a) inclusion of Ahmadi Muslims on the...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the funding allocated to the Conflict, Security and Stability Fund in the (a) 2020-21 and (b)...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the funding allocated to the Conflict, Stability and Security in the (a) 2020-21 and (b)...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the projected expenditure is of the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in the (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2021-22...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of fast-tracked approaches to vaccine development for covid-19;...

      Overseas Aid: National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if will maintain UK overseas aid at 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income.

      FSO Safer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of the oil tanker FSO Safer on (a) the environment, (b)...

      Syria: Islamic State

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts to on establishing an investigation on the fate of...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to abide by Criterion 4 of the Consolidated EU and National Arms Licencing Consolidated...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich on Israeli Defence Force...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will have discussions with his Egyptian and Italian counterparts on the Egyptian authorities temporarily...

      Syria: Armed Conflict and Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to support and protect civilians in Syria during the ongoing civil conflict and covid-19...

      Iraq: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the change in the level of oil revenues in Iraq on the (a)...

      Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure a political solution to the Syrian civil war and to ensure the...

      Iran: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the decision by the Iran...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the reduction in funding allocation for the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund announced in the...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programmes have been identified for a reduction in their budget...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Safe Schools Declaration on the number of child deaths in...

      Armed Conflict: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen routes for holding to account those responsible for violations of...

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 91694 on overseas aid: poverty, whether it remains his...

      Palestinians: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the specific needs of people with disabilities in the Occupied...

      UN High Commissioner for Refugees: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the UK plans to contribute to the UNHCR in 2021.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the Official Development Assistance budget (a) from...

      Palestinians: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the specific needs of people with disabilities in the Occupied...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the international impact of the Government's reduction of the Official Development...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the Official Development Assistance budget (a) from...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has in place to enable to the single sign-off by his Department of all UK official development...

      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 in the Official Development Assistance budget (a) from...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to (a) maintain the UK's aid spend in Syria and (b) take diplomatic steps at UN...

      Bilateral Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the £2.9 billion reduction in aid made in early 2020 came from bilateral programmes.

      Palestinians: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support the protection and fulfilment of the rights of people with...

      Palestinians: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the needs of people with disabilities in the occupied...

      Palestinians: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to encourage Israel to uphold its obligations to ensure the respect and fulfilment...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the cost has been of the public tender process for the Fleet Solid Support Ships to date.

    • Armed Conflict: Civilians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Draft Political Declaration on Strengthening the Protection of Civilians...

      Bomb Disposal: Seabed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the comparative cost is of using (a) the Deflagration system and (b) explosive destruction to disarm unexploded ordnance on the seabed.

      Bomb Disposal: Seabed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of whether using the Deflagration system to disarm unexploded ordnance on the seabed is as effective as total...

      Armed Forces: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will hold discussions with the Council of Mortgage Lenders on improving the treatment of mortgage applications submitted by armed forces personnel.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many export orders were envisaged for Type 31e by his Department at the end of the concept phase.

      Type 31 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many export orders have been made for Type 31e.

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Military Aid to the Civil Authorities requests he has submitted since March 2020.

      RAF Scampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to progress the development of the RAF Scampton site; if he will engage with potential developers or purchasers for the site;...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of eligible people who are not claiming pension credit; and what assessment she has made of the...

    • Pensioners: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on levels of poverty among UK pensioners living overseas.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of (a) providing the Child Maintenance Service with stronger enforcement...

      Pension Credit: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the value was of unclaimed pension credit in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Manchester Gorton constituency in the last 12 months for...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to consult on changing the 39 week qualifying period for Support for Mortgage Interest loans.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps is she taking to speed up the approval process for (a) St Helens Chamber, which is already an approved provider for her Department...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people who are not eligible for the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, (b) Self-Employed Income...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer pf 10 September 2020 to Question 88348 on Kickstart Scheme, what recent estimate her Department has made of the number...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on claimants on legacy benefits.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the 2019 Food Waste Strategy on levels of food waste from major...

    • Animal Welfare: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve animal welfare standards.

      Plastics: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 113020 on Plastics: Pollution, what his policy is for tackling...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce mandatory food waste reporting for all major food retailers.

      Seabed: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the damage caused to marine life as a result of the detonation of abandoned...

      Flood Control: North West Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has allocate funding to projects to protect properties from flooding in King's Lynn and North West...

      Plastics: Biodegradability

      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 findings of the Laboratoire...

      Symphony Environmental: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reason the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 113023 on Symphony Environmental: Plastics, did not refer to...

      Plastics: Biodegradability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question 113024 on plastics: recycling, whether it is his policy that...

      Clothing: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the fashion industry to improve the clarity of information and labelling on the...

      Fibres: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to allocate funding to (a) research and development in sustainable fabrics and (b) fabric...

      Plastics: Biodegradability

      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 opinion issued by the European Chemicals Agency on...

      Animals: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the total volume was of live animal exports from the EU to each (a) nation and (b) region of the UK in each financial...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of ending live animal exports for slaughter and fattening that begin in...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the outcome of trade negations with the EU on the volume of live...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to work with online grocery providers to ensure that people who are clinically extremely...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to consult on a new resettlement scheme for unaccompanied minors.

    • Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have been unable to (a) work, (b) access healthcare, (c) access social security...

      Asylum: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of living conditions at temporary accommodation sites for asylum seekers in Wales.

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the recent decision to reduce the Official Development Assistance budget...

      Immigration Rules: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on modern slavery of immigration rules that would allow officials to refuse leave to remain in...

      Informers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many covert human intelligence sources identified as vulnerable have been notified to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner in each of...

      Informers: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many covert human intelligence sources under the age of 18 have been notified to the Investigatory Powers Commissioner since January 2019.

      Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 49691 on Amazon Web Services, whether she set out the liability caps and evaluation of...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of the links between the political and military wings of Hamas; and if she will make a...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for family reunion there have been under the Afghan ex gratia scheme since March 2019.

      Sexual Offences: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that people who report (a) rape or (b) sexual assault to the police have access to specialist counselling...

      Biometric Residence Permits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of allowing mitigations for people facing delays in receiving biometric...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether EU citizens with permanent residency status in the UK need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme by June 2021.

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Windrush Compensation Scheme claims her Department has (a) accepted and (b) rejected, to date.

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Electric Vehicles

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

    • Health Education: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will hold discussions with the Scottish Government on the potential merits of including (a) endometriosis and (b) menstrual wellbeing in the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Inspectorate: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department provides to the Planning Inspectorate on meeting hon. Members outside of scheduled...

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking through the Planning White Paper to balance the building of new homes with the provision of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the quality of permitted development conversions to residential is on a par...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make healthy housing a central feature of the future planning system.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that leaseholders do not bear the costs of remedial works when their managing...

      Nitrates: Solent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of whether use of emergency development provisions under the Town and Country...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that environmental impact assessments for new housing developments include analysis...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 19 August 2020, on councils' handling...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the deadline for applications to the Building Safety Fund will be extended.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the capacity of the construction industry to carry out cladding remediation work.

      Buildings: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Laing O'Rourke on fire safety building defects at the (a) Millennium Tower and (b)...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the timescale is for the conclusion of the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot for housing association tenants in the...

      High Rise Flats: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what additional steps the Government has taken to help protect residents living in high-rise buildings from...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of households that have fallen into rent arrears with (a) private landlords...

      Housing: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to introduce a mandatory requirement for fibre optic infrastructure to be included in all...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to support households with rent arrears since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

      Shared Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many shared ownership properties have been staircased to 100 percent ownership in the last (a) five and (b) ten...

      Shared Ownership: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the transparency of service charges in shared ownership properties.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the (a) cost to the public purse was of and (b) value of assets was in the Help to Buy scheme in each financial...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation in ensuring that enforcement action can be...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Fifth Report of the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Pre-legislative...

      Sleeping Rough: Bexley and Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support has been given to (a) Bexley Borough Council and (b) Greenwich Borough Council to help rough sleepers (i)...

      Retail Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing (a) directly and (b) to the Northern Ireland Executive to support Northern...

      Islam: Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will commission independent research on the causes of Islamophobia.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what resources his Department plans to provide to Local Authorities organising elections for May 2021 to ensure that...

      Levelling Up Fund and UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to consult on the design of the (a) UK Shared Prosperity Fund and (b) Levelling Up Fund.

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has received proposals on restructuring from local authorities in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and...

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the local authority spending power in the Spending Review 2020, whether (a) payment of the living...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Spending Review 2020, what specific local support for early years services his Department will...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimates he made of the costs incurred by English local authorities in responding to the covid-19 outbreak when...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on national security of the establishment of front organisations in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Pipelines: East Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether support for the East African Crude Oil Pipeline is being considered under UKEF.

    • Trade Agreements: Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason she has taken the decision not to use the Economic Community of West African States Economic Partnership Agreement as the...

      Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the average number of days her Department has taken to make export licence decisions from the date of the...

      Food: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential financial effect on the NHS of the...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what additional steps his Department is taking to support operators of bowling centres during their extended period of closure...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to publicise the (a) legal right for households to have an internet connection of at least 10Mbps and...

      Gambling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when adult gaming centres will be able to re-open in tier three local covid-19 alert level areas.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance he has published on (a) dance, (b) yoga and (c) swimming and (d) other group indoor sessions for people living...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 120773 on Ice Skating: Coronavirus, what sports he classifies as having...

      Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 related funding allocated to cultural organisations is distributed equitably.

      UK Safer Internet Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to progress funding for the UK Safer Internet Centre in 2021.

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for the diversification of the fibre supply chain as part of removing Huawei from UK fibre networks.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of households with an internet connection with a speed which cannot exceed 10Mbps; and...

      Television Licences: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he intends to publish his response to his Department's consultation on decriminalising TV licence evasion, which closed...

  • Department for Transport

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), what estimate they have made of the additional power required from...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), how many chargepoints for electric vehicles they estimate will be...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), what they estimate to be the total costs, including the...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), what is the period over which they will invest the "£1.3 billion...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 19 November (HL10161), what steps they have taken to prevent the Azerbaijani Armed Forces (1) abusing, and (2)...

    • Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made (1) to NATO, (2) to the Collective Security Treaty Organization, and (3) to the government of Israel, about immediately...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £1 million Nagorno-Karabakh aid package they announced on 31 October will go to displaced Armenians; and what steps they have taken to...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Egypt about the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo in 2016.

      Palestinians: Migrant Camps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the demolition of Humsah Al Bqai'a on 3 November; and what representations they have made, if any, to the...

      Hong Kong: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong 1 January to 30 June 2020, published on 23 November, and the three breaches of the 1984 Sino-British...

      Sri Lanka: BBC World Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision to bring forward the termination of the BBC World Service Sinhalese service; and whether they plan to make...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Sugg on 24 November (HC Deb, cols 134–9), why the UN Security Council meeting to consider the conflict in...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement of the United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries on 11 November that “the Government of...

      Ethiopia: South Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that (1) South Sudan diplomats have been expelled from Addis Ababa, and (2) Ethiopian diplomats have been...

      Gibraltar: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to include the government of Gibraltar in their future relationship negotiations with the EU.

      Armed Conflict: Chemical Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons about (1) an investigation into whether chemical weapons have been...

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have allocated (1) to Northern Ireland, (2) to Wales, and (3) to Scotland, under the Barnett formula for expenditure related to the COVID-19 pandemic...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Borrowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of requiring local authority borrowers to obtain independent credit ratings on the management of local...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons behind the recent increase in the number of applications to join the Royal Navy; and whether this rise reflects an...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number of people, and (2) the percentage of the total workforce, registered as unemployed in the (a) Suffolk Coastal, (b) South Staffordshire, (c)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Seasonal Workers: Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU about ensuring the continued provision of seasonal jobs in the EU for British citizens after 31 December.

  • Department for Education

    • Education: finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the provision of loans and grants for (1) further, and (2) higher, education to all regardless of age, background or circumstance.

    • Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that home-schooled children and young people do not become radicalised.

      Ethnic Groups: Social Mobility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Social Mobility Commission Changing gears: Understanding downward social mobility, published on 18...

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children in England being educated at home; whether they are taking steps they to reduce that number; if not, why...

      Home Education: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of students who are home educated, and (2) the quality of home education.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that they will publish their response to the consultation held by the Department for Education about establishing a local authority...

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