Written answers

Friday, 11 December 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with transport associations on regulating the size of so-called mega lorries.

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reforming the regulations governing rail fares to reflect changes in working patterns.

      Southeastern: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on how many days there were delays on the (a) Southeastern Mainline and (b) Medway Valley Line since Southeastern signed an Emergency Measures...

      Southeastern: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many services on the Southeastern Mainline terminating at (a) Dover Priory and (b) Ramsgate have skipped stops since the franchise signed an...

      Southeastern: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what incentives are included within the Emergency Recovery Measures Agreement between his Department and Southeastern for good performance and...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Maidstone Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answers of 6 March 2020 to Question 22006 and 24 March 2020 to Questions 30018, 30019 and 30020, if he will urgently meet with...

      Coastal Areas: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to help ensure that (a) Clacton constituency and (b) deprived coastal areas in the South are included in the Government's...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria he uses to determine the site of rail freight interchanges.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department on Government business are electric vehicles.

    • Universities: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to encourage the commercialisation of university research in the UK.

      Medicine: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government will take to support medical research charities who are experiencing a shortfall in income as...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment his Department has made of the extent to which supermarkets have been covid-secure during the...

      Post Office: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when Post Office Ltd will publish its annual report and accounts.

      Arcadia Group: Newport West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the effect of the collapse of the Arcadia Group on...

      Physiotherapy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to provide support to help private practitioner physiotherapists rebuild their businesses...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to promote the take-up of the Green Homes Grant to improve the energy efficiency of...

      Fossil Fuels: UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 78468 on Mozambique: Liquefied Natural Gas, if he will publish...

      China General Nuclear Power Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the role of the China General Nuclear Power Group in Britain's nuclear...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward proposals to tackle fuel poverty.

      Nuclear Reactors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the £170m Advanced Nuclear Modular Reactors announced in his Department's Ten Point Plan for a...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the £40m commitment to develop regulatory frameworks announced in his Department's Ten Point...

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his timeframe is for concluding the Industrial Decarbonisation Challenge.

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the establishment of the Clean Growth Grand Challenge, what representations he has received from the...

      Gas Safety (Management) Regulations 1996

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to point two of the Prime Minister's Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, published on 18...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Business Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee Twenty-First Report of Session 2017-19, Energy...

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to promote mental health services and counselling in increase the take-up of such services.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Government guidance that states, Anyone who has previously received a positive test result for covid-19 should only be...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect isolation has on the mental health of vulnerable people during periods of shielding.

      Blood: Donors

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

      Coronavirus: Yoga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk of transmission of covid-19 in yoga classes; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Test and Trace: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the tendering process is for recruiting consultants to the NHS Test and Trace programme.

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff are employed at the Lighthouse Laboratories facility in Glasgow; and how many have been employed at the facility in each...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the variation in the (a) availability and (b) quality of heart failure services (i) before and (ii)...

      Health: Coronavirus

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

      Viral Diseases: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether air filters reduce the rate of transmission of viruses in indoor environments.

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has he made of the (a) viability and (b) safety of gym classes being permitted to take place in tier 3 areas of covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on public health of the UK implementing travel restrictions similar to those...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much NHS trusts have spent on legal representation, preparation and counsel for coroner's inquests in each year since 2013.

      Coronavirus: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the local covid-19 lockdown restrictions imposed on Oldham in August 2020...

      Coronavirus: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (All Tiers) (England) Regulations 2020 Schedule 3, Part 2(12)(5),...

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish further guidance for joint-custody parents in the event that their child or children need to self-isolate...

      Coronavirus: Public Houses and Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will allow pubs and clubs to waive the covid-19 substantial meal rule if a customer can provide medical evidence of an eating disorder.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people currently being treated in hospital with covid-19 were infected after admission to hospital.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of the tiers system in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and (b) the use...

      Coronavirus: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department is undertaking on the longer-term health impacts of covid-19 for women.

      Postnatal Depression: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on (a) post-natal depression and (b) support for people...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to increase access to specialist children and young people’s mental health provision,...

      Coronavirus: Battersea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when adequate covid-19 testing capacity will be available to allow Battersea residents with covid-19 symptoms to get tested within a...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date his Department will be making assessments of what covid-19 local alert level tier each local authority will revert to from 2...

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) advice and (b) evidence informed his decision to propose a 10 pm curfew on hospitality venues.

      Suicide: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) stakeholder groups on trends in the level of suicide among elderly people.

      Coronavirus: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 test results in Wakefield have been confirmed within (a) 24 hours and (b) 48 hours.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      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 heart failure services in (a) the community and (b) primary care.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to assist in procuring personal protective equipment for local authorities from 1 April 2021 when the current...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 December 2020 to Question 109145, for the three hundred and seventy contracts that have been awarded by his...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to make specialised counselling and therapy services freely available on the NHS.

      Dental Services: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to provide greater access to NHS dental care on the Isle of Wight.

      Coronavirus: Ice Skating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific evidence informed his decision not to allow ice rinks to reopen under tier three local covid alert level restrictions.

      Dental Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the maternity exemption certificate for dental care to new mothers who declined to access dental care whilst pregnant...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many completed covid-19 tests have gone missing (a) nationally and (b) by local authority.

      Coronavirus: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued on how many scotch eggs constitute a substantial meal under proposed Tier 2 covid-19 restrictions.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP practices have adopted electronic repeat dispensing; and what steps he is taking to increase uptake of electronic repeat...

      Coronavirus: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what clinical guidelines his Department has developed on assessing and managing the nutritional needs of patients with covid-19 (a) in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department uses to determine which areas are under tier 3 covid-19 restrictions.

      Genito-urinary Medicine and Gynaecology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to consider the best interests of women when determining the future of Public Health England's reproductive...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve access to affordable (a) meditation, (b) mindfulness classes, (c) yoga, (d) pilates and (e) hitt...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) covid-19 test QR codes have been scanned at covid-19 test centres and (b) test results have been issued per day since August...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 1 December 2020, Official Report column 262, in which (a) clinical commissioning group and (b) local...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what wellbeing and mental health support he is making available to vulnerable people shielding during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the methodology that was used to determine which tier of covid-19 restrictions apply to each region of England.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has provided to local authorities on how to communicate different local lockdown rule changes in formats...

  • Leader of the House

  • Department for Education

    • Video Games: T-levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to develop a T-Level for the Video Games Industry.

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the average class size in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Coventry North East Constituency, (ii) Coventry,...

      Schools: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor and (b) enforce schools’ compliance with the requirements on political impartiality in the...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of cancelling examinations for (a) Key Stage 4 and (b) Key Stage 5 students in 2021 in...

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils classed as vulnerable were attending school as at 1 December 2020.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the Vice-Chancellor of the Open University on virtual teaching in schools in England.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much additional funding has been allocated to schools in (a) Norfolk and (b) Norwich South constituency for health and safety adaptations during...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department took to estimate private device ownership to inform its allocation of devices to support disadvantaged children in the...

      Department for Education: Electric Vehicles

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

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the planned timescale is for Care Review, announced in December 2019.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 21 October to Question 104751 on the regional breakdown for pupils in attendance on 15 October in responding schools, if he will...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the risk to clinically extremely vulnerable parents of sending their children to school.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Ministry of Justice: Electric Vehicles

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

    • Domestic Abuse: Poplar and Limehouse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the availability of support services for victims of domestic abuse and violence in Poplar and...

  • Treasury

    • Debts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to tackle the effect of covid-19 outbreak on levels of household debt in (a) Wolverhampton South West constituency and (b) the UK.

    • Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing tax relief for those working in the private care sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Boats: Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if, after the transition period, he will extend import duty relief to pleasure craft with UK VAT-paid status which have been purchased in the EU but which...

      Foreign Companies: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to prevent overseas traders from selling products into the UK on foreign platforms to avoid the requirements of VAT payment; and...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to redistribute returned business rates relief from supermarkets to groups that have been excluded from Government financial support...

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of introducing a covid-19 financial support scheme for directors of limited companies who...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish an equality impact assessment for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the business rates holiday for retail and hospitality businesses beyond March 2021.

      Hilltop Leaf: Enterprise Investment Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress HMRC has made on its assessment of Hill Top Leaf Ltd's application to the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the 100 companies and organisations that have received the highest amount of money from (a) the Coronavirus Job Retention...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to freelance performers and musicians under the...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with HMRC on how many small businesses have missed tax payments this year due to the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Islam: Religious Hatred

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of trends in Islamophobic hate crime since 2016.

    • Religious Hatred: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to tackle Islamophobia.

      Social Media: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to reduce Islamophobic bullying and harassment on social media.

      Domestic Abuse: Tower Hamlets

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

      Veterans: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of veterans of European armed forces rough sleeping in the latest...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 2 October 2020 on a retrospective...

      Sleeping Rough: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many ex-military personnel were sleeping rough as at (a) 1 January 2020 and (b) 1 December 2020.

      Housing: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to provide (a) oversight of and (b) funding for the process of tackling damp and mould in the...

      Private Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he has taken to (a) identify at-risk and vulnerable groups in unlawful F- and G-rated homes for energy and...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking, following the closure of the Community Housing Fund outside of London, to support the...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Government’s Shared Ownership Scheme.

      First Time Buyers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to support first-time buyers to buy their own home.

      Floods and Green Belt: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that local communities' knowledge of green belt and flood plains is taken into...

      Rent to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many tenants under Rent to Buy schemes funded through Homes England or its predecessor, the Homes and Communities...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 10 September 2020 to Question on Kickstart Scheme, how many organisations in each region have applied to be...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many placements have been created under the Kickstart scheme in each (a) geographical area for which she holds information and (b) sector.

      Kickstart Scheme: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs have been created by the Kickstart programme in the West Midlands Combined Authority area.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward an anti-poverty strategy.

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 September 2020 to Question 82102, what the timeframe is for the Health and Safety Executive to report back on...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the implications for her policy on universal credit of recent Trussell Trust research which found that...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Electric Vehicles

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

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Government of Ethiopia and (b) other Governments on ending the...

    • British Council: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to increase the remuneration of British Council employees; when a pay award will be made;...

      China: Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of whether personal protective equipment has been imported in to the UK...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      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 Overseas Development Assistance budget on (a)...

      India: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the Indian Government on tackling air pollution in that country.

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what equalities impact assessment he has made of his Department's policy to reserve certain job roles for British...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he made of the potential merits of a hybrid approach in terms of nationality and reserved posts...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Overseas Development Aid budget to 0.5% of GDP on...

      Early Rain Covenant Church

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of harassment of members of Early Rain Church in China during the pandemic;...

  • Home Office

    • British Nationality: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will amend the British Nationality Act 1981 (Remedial) Order to include British-born Windrush descendants whose families gained...

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent progress her Department has made on improving fire safety in buildings.

      Windrush Generation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what organisations have been allocated funding as part of the £500,000 allocation of the Windrush Schemes Community Fund; and what the...

      Windrush Generation: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many successful Windrush Compensation claims have been (a) paid and (b) completed.

      Temporary Accommodation: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2020 to Question 121241, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on adhering to Habitat...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Domestic Abuse: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of domestic abuse.

    • Domestic Abuse: Poplar and Limehouse

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of the level of domestic abuse and violence in Poplar and Limehouse...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government has issued arms exports licences for equipment or technology to Morocco for use in Western Sahara.

    • Liquefied Natural Gas: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September to Question 78468 on Mozambique: Liquefied Natural Gas, what assessment he has made of when his...

      Equal Rights Coalition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the UK's co-chairmanship of the intergovernmental Equal Rights Coalition...

      Department for International Trade: Electric Vehicles

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

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how he plans to allocate the £250 million of diversification strategy funding.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Portsmouth Port: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on recruiting staff to support the processing of livestock at the port of Portsmouth following the...

    • Tyres: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of tyre degradation on air pollution.

      Drugs: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of pollution from littering of (a) nitrous oxide cannisters, (b)...

      Roads: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the effect on air quality of (a) road surface wear and (b) road dust resuspension.

      Microplastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to prevent microplastics from tyre degradation from flowing into rivers and seas.

      Chemicals: Regulation

      What recent assessment the Government has made of the preparedness of (a) manufacturers and (b) importers for UK REACH requirements to complete Downstream User Import Notifications by October 2021.

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to reduce levels of PM2.5 pollution (a) in total and (b) emitted from (i) existing and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Dover Port: Public Lavatories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the debate on 26 November (HL Deb, cols 403–23), whether they have any plans to procure portable toilets for use by heavy goods vehicle drivers...

    • Dover Port: Public Lavatories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the debate on 26 November (HL Deb, cols 403–23), whether they have made any assessment of the need to provide portable toilets for use by heavy...

      Shipping: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any additional costs to shipping companies that will be incurred from the end of the transition period for the UK's departure...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of the services provided by the Post Office; and what plans they have to support its work in the future.

    • Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide local authorities with (1) guidance, or (2) obligations, in relation to funding provided by the Small Business Fund; and if so, whether the...

      Performing Arts: Intellectual Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK has a high level of protection for (1) copyright, and (2) other performers’ rights, online.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their target for upgrading domestic properties to Energy Performance Certificate band C by 2030 is 1.5 million homes, as set out in The Ten Point Plan for...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Brain Cancer: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide additional support to the families of children and young adults with brain tumours.

    • Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to increase the capacity of the Department of Health and Social Care to provide answers to Questions for Written Answer on time.

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children in England who have been diagnosed as having foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.

      Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the national vaccine strategy as announced in their consultation Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, published on 22 July 2019.

      General Practitioners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 23 November (HL9107), who is responsible for the provision of face to face appointments in each of the seven NHS...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much (1) has been spent to date, and (2) they estimate will be spent this financial year, on the NHS Test and Trace service.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate of the proportion of COVID-19 cases that are asymptomatic they applied to the forecasting models that were used to inform their decision to place...

      Blood and Organs: Donors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the Community Investment Scheme run by NHS Blood and Transplant is making in engaging all communities to address health inequalities related to blood...

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to pre-book COVID-19 tests for all university students to take before they return to university after the Christmas break.

      Hyperactivity: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder they have supported in 2020.

      Care Homes: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ensuring that care homes are granted insurance indemnity under the same terms as provided for the NHS under the Coronavirus Act 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of those testing positive for COVID-19 as a result of a polymerase chain reaction test, and subsequently included in the national statistics, (1)...

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the numbers of children registered as having special educational needs in each year since that term was first used to the most...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Older People: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to appoint a commissioner for older people in England.

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 16 October (HL8845), what adjustments are made to ensure fairness of treatment between those pension...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Court of Justice of the European Union: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union will be in relation to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.

    • Coronavirus: Christmas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they received advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies about reducing the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic over the...

  • Treasury

    • UK Trade with EU: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make all of the customs declarations paperwork required by lorry drivers entering the UK from the EU from 1 January 2021 available in...

    • Holyhead Port: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what space will be available for truck drivers arriving at the Port of Holyhead from Ireland to complete documentation papers from 1 January 2021.

      Port of Holyhead: Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional (1) rest, and (2) refreshment, facilities will be available to arrivals at the Port of Holyhead from 1 January 2021.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the business rate holiday for (1) hospitality businesses, and (2) their suppliers, as such businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the VAT deferral scheme to support the hospitality sector as that sector recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Low Incomes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employees earned below £12,500 in each region of England in the most recent year that statistics are available.

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