Written answers

Monday, 14 December 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken modelling on the number of passengers planning on travelling by rail from 23 to 27 December 2020.

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with rail operators on the potential merits of temporarily suspending peak fares during the Christmas period.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with freight rail operating companies on the end of the transition period.

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the £1 billion reduction in Network Rail railway enhancement budget for Control Period 6 on (a)...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the £1 billion reduction in Network Rail railway enhancement budget for Control Period 6, what discussions Network Rail...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the recent £1 billion reduction in Network Rail railway enhancement budget for Control Period 6, what the (a) regions and (b)...

      Road Signs and Markings: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of encouraging local authorities and Highways England to mark the historic boundaries of the...

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many additional smart motorway emergency refuges have (a) been constructed and (b) have entered the design phase since the publication of his...

      Transport: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including major transport projects progressed through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure...

      Stockport Viaduct: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans his Department has to restore the Stockport rail viaduct.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on establishing an air bridge trial route for flights from London to New York using a pre-departure covid-19 testing regime.

      Airports and Railway Stations: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the decision to provide financial support to airports but not international railway...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on the completion of driving tests.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether bus operators in receipt of the COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant are permitted to amend ticket validity times.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether prior consent is required from his Department for a bus operator in receipt of the COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant to change ticket...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the terms of the COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant define an amendment to ticket validity times as a fare price increase.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hospitality Industry and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to provide local authorities with additional guidance on support schemes for the (a) leisure and (b)...

    • Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when further (a) guidance and (b) funding will be provided to local authorities to enable them to pay the £1,000...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the timeframe for the European Commission's response to the UK’s...

      Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish a list of UK-recognised approved bodies that can carry out conformity assessments...

      Toys and Games: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2020 to Question 109389 on Toys and Games: Safety, whether the review of the...

      Trade Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys in the event that EEA...

      Intellectual Property: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing EEA and UK practitioners to have reciprocal rights of...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the November 202 Spending Review, how much of the £15bn committed to R&D has been ring...

      Research: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase charitable research and development spending in 2021.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 November 2020 to Question 119331 on Green Homes Grant Scheme, what the reasons are for the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the £6 billion announced in the Spending Review 2020 for development and procurement of vaccines is...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research on motor neurone disease.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the capacity in gigawatts is of (a) onshore wind generation connected to the National Transmission Grid and (b)...

      Incinerators: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the use of waste incinerators on the Government's progress on the 2050 net...

      Incinerators: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of including waste incineration in the UK Emissions...

      Electricity Generation: East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential for local electricity generation schemes in East Anglia.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for Luton South during his oral statement on 30 November 2020, Official Report, column 69, when he...

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for North Dorset during his oral statement on 30 November 2020, Official Report, column 59, which...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer to the hon. Member for North Dorset during his oral statement on 30 November 2020, Official Report, column 59, on what...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to correspondence from the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee relating to matters...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many of the 50 hospitals which are hubs for the initial covid-19 vaccine roll out are in areas of high deprivation according to the...

    • Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Death

      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 number of deaths related to drug and alcohol misuse; and if he...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the ONS surveys of 30 October and 4 December 2020, whether he has made an assessment of (a) the reasons for the ONS...

      Cancer: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has allocated for rollout of stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR); and what the planned timescale is for the...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £22 billion in funding allocated to NHS Test and Trace is being spent on management consultants.

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £22 billion allocated to NHS Test and Trace is being spent on local authority contact tracing teams.

      NHS Trusts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department provided to NHS Trusts on delivering 90 per cent of their last year’s capacity for (a) overnight...

      Coronavirus: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the covid-19 transmission rates in working men's clubs and public houses.

      NHS Digital: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contractors working for NHS Digital in the financial year 2019-20 also worked for NHS Digital in all of the financial years...

      NHS Digital: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contractors working for NHS Digital in the financial year 2019-20 also worked for NHS Digital in at least two of the (a)...

      NHS Digital: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contractors working for NHS Digital in the financial year 2019-20 also worked for NHS Digital in at least one of the financial...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish additional guidance for dental professionals on (a) the resumption of a full service and (b) how to handle...

      Protective Clothing: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether personal protective equipment used in the NHS has been made by forced labour in the...

      Health Services and Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all health and social care workers have access to FFP3 respirators.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that family members can safely visit and make meaningful contact with relatives in care homes during...

      Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2020 to Question 64355 on Health, what his Department's revised timeframe is for publishing the response...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the change in the level of demand on care home staff required to provide covid-19 tests to visitors; and...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether care home visitors will be required to wear personal protective equipment including masks, gloves and aprons when visiting family...

      Nurses: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses were employed in Coventry in each of the last 10 years.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of retired medical professionals over 60 who could assist in the roll out of vaccinations for...

      Foetuses: Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2019 to Question 269708, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Royal...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will publish the clinical guidance which formed the basis of the Government guidance dated 5 November 2020 on visiting...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when a decision is planned to be made on renewing the Thalidomide Health Grant.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to recruit retired NHS staff to assist in the covid-19 vaccination roll out.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which types of cancer are subject to a Government funded audit; and what the criteria is for determining which cancers are subject to...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish updated guidance on care home visitation in areas under tier 3 covid-19 restrictions.

      Dental Services: Twickenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in Twickenham are on the waiting list for access to NHS dental services.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £1 billion from the Spending Review 2020 for tackling the health screening backlog will be used to increase...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State, what plans he has to implement an (a) early and (b) significant pay rise for Agenda for Change staff.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effects on people who have previously shielded of recent trends in the number of (a) daily...

      NHS Trusts: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure NHS Trusts make use of independent sector facilities to provide elective procedures

      Abortion: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to an NHS email of 21 May 2020 from a Regional Chief Midwife on the reported escalating risk relating to home medical...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to maintain the long-term funding of additional medical student places that were needed as a result...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to Answer Question 97001, on Coronavirus: Contact Tracing, tabled on 28 September 2020 by the hon. Member for Slough.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for the NHS pay review body to commence work on the recommendations for the next pay round.

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has made of the outcomes of the Prime Minister’s Dementia Challenge 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 109280, tabled on 30 October 2020 by the hon. Member for Brighton Pavilion.

      Leighton Hospital and Victoria Infirmary: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on assessing the business case for a new-build Leighton Hospital and Victoria Infirmary in Cheshire.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to redistribute medical student places from over-subscribed universities to new medical schools in...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to named day Question 114249, tabled by the hon. Member for Bristol West on 11 November 2020.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the average annual cost to the public purse of managing NHS hospital car parking.

      Alzheimer's Disease: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the diagnosis rate of Alzheimer’s disease in Eastbourne; and if he will make a statement.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the holding Answer of 30 November to Question 111583, when he plans to respond to Question 77729 tabled by the hon. Member...

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how members of the public can submit a written or email submission in response to his Department’s consultation document on Home...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the joint letter from the British Dental Association, Mencap, the Faculty of Dental Surgery, the Faculty of...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that detailed guidance on visiting relatives in care homes will be published before Christmas.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Stirling sent on 19 August 2020, ref: AL2706, on the implications for his...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that dementia research is not disrupted by the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether health and care professions that can administer medicines, through Patient Group Directions and Independent Prescribing Rights,...

      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 availability and quality of heart failure services (a) in general and (b) that...

      Insulin: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to secure the supply of insulin from EU manufacturers after the transition period ends.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed online advertising restrictions on foods high in fat, salt or sugar...

      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 the delivery of heart failure services in (a) community and (b)...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to heart failure services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many flu vaccinations are (a) required and (b) have been ordered in the 2020-21 flu season.

      Heart Diseases: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) raise awareness of heart failure as a long-term condition amongst (i) system leaders and (ii) generalist...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve heart failure services.

  • Attorney General

    • Offences against Children: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions for causing or inciting sexual exploitation of a child there have been under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each year since its enactment.

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Opportunity Areas in improving educational outcomes for disadvantaged children.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 2 October 2020 on an incident suffered by a constituent's child at...

      Apprentices and Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with (a) UCAS and (b) the Institute for Apprenticeships on the reform of the Higher Education admissions process to boost...

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who are absent from school because their school is partially closed due to a shortage of staff are recorded as being absent for...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Oral Statement of 3 November 2020 on Exams and Accountability 2021, Official Report, col 435, what recent discussions he has had...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the cost to universities of testing all students returning in the new year 2021; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to provide covid-19 tests for students returning to university in January 2020.

      Holiday Play Schemes: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the extended £220 million Holiday Activities and Food Programme will be spent in part by local authorities...

      Further Education: Northwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what capital funding stakeholders in Weaver Vale constituency can apply for to build a further education campus in Northwich.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made for the implications of his policies for (a) regional variations in covid-19 infection rates, and (b) the...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the proposals of the Every Child Leaving Care Matters report entitled, Planning...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the amount schools have spent on supply teaching in the last eight months by region.

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to update the Department for Education strategy 2015-2020: world-class education and care this calendar year.

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary schools have confirmed they will not use SATS tests in their 2021 admissions criteria.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the Expert Group established to look at how to make the 2021 exams fair, will be allowed to assess the potential merits of optionality in exams.

      Coronavirus Catch-up Premium and National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether every school has received its first allocation of catch-up premium funding; and how many tutors funded by the National Tutoring Programme have...

      Primary Education: National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made on the importance of KS2 SATs results for the 2020-21 Year 7 cohort during the transition period into...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his planned timescale is for reviewing guidelines on wearing face masks in educational settings during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the merits of transferring people who remain on Imprisonment for Public Protection sentences despite their abolition in...

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 118531 on Prisons: Coronavirus, how many (a) pregnant women and (b) mothers of dependent children...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November to Question 118531, what discussions he has had with (a) the Chancellor the Exchequer and (b) other Cabinet...

      County Courts: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans his Department has to increase county court capacity in Kent.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employment claims were waiting to be heard by a tribunal in each quarter since 2017.

      Environment Protection: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of applications for (a) judicial review and (b) judicial review involving environmental claims have succeeded at final hearing in each...

      Planning: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will set out the (a) presiding judge(s) and (b) outcome of each hearing in the Planning Court on a case identified as an Aarhus Convention claim...

      Planning: Judicial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will provide a list of case citations for cases identified as Aarhus Convention claims in Form N461 that were the subject of a hearing in the...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 123733 on HM Courts & Tribunals Service: Finance, how much and what proportion of the...

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit: Separated People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the equity of the correlation between the allocation of child benefits to individuals who share joint custody of a...

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what safeguards are in place to ensure that payments made to employers under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for (a) salary and (b) pension...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money in furlough grant funding has been repaid by organisations to HMRC.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees in (a) St Helens Borough Council, (b) St Helens CCG, (c) St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, (d) Merseytravel, (e)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the furlough scheme on workers living with disabilities.

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many tax rule breaches resulting from pension scams have been identified by HMRC in each of the last five years.

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that HMRC pursues pension scammers holding stolen funds.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Luton South of 24 November 2020 on pay in the civil service and related bodies.

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the £125 million for hospices announced on 23 November 2020 will result in Barnett consequentials,; and what estimate he has made of how much...

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the level of public sector net debt in the 2021-22 financial year.

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to introduce a duty on aviation turbine fuel sold in the UK after the end of the transition period.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional financial support his Department plans to provide to wet-led pubs affected by covid-19 tier restrictions.

      Job Retention Bonus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 115670 on Offshore Industry and Shipping: Coronavirus, what recent estimate he has made of the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will provide dispensation to people seeking insurance to travel to restricted countries on compassionate grounds during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with representatives of the financial sector on allowing non-banks to access direct funding for the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, as...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many countries have (a) had, or (b) are expected to have, debt payments to the UK Government suspended under the G20 Debt Service Suspension Initiative...

      German Property Group: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he is providing to UK investors in the German Property Group formerly known as the Dolphin Trust.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional support, further to the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme, he will make available to local authorities for (a) pubs and (b) hospitality...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs Office: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much the Foreign and Commonwealth Office spent on preparing for the UK leaving the EU in financial year 2019-20.

    • Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to secure continued tariff-free market access for the Falkland Islands...

      Travel Information: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will revise his Department's travel guidance before the Test to Release Scheme starts on 15 December 2020 to...

      Russia: Propaganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent prevent cyber propaganda from Russia.

      British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people residing in the British Overseas Territories are able to...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to help tackle the humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh; and what the...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire agreement signed by the President of Azerbaijan, the Prime...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what practical steps his Department has taken to secure the release of Armenians held as prisoners of war after...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help hold perpetrators to account for atrocities committed by Azerbaijanis...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which countries the UK does not have any direct representation (a) through an embassy and (b) consulate office.

      Sri Lanka: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Sri Lankan counterpart on an independent international investigation into the...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 114083 on Gulf States: Overseas Aid, how many applications...

      Palestinians: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 120023 on Palestinians: Radicalism, what recent assessment...

      Syria: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the demands of Syrians and active Syrian civil society groups...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Bangladeshi counterpart on the decision by the Government of...

      Gulf States: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 114083, with regards to Gulf Strategy Fund activities in...

      Diplomatic Service: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many of the UK’s overseas diplomatic posts have two or fewer UK-based staff.

      Drugs and Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of his Department's role in the delivery of the (a) Serious and Organised Crime...

      Embassies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many of the UK’s embassies in EU states have three or fewer UK-based staff.

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish a response to EDM 1139 on Israeli annexation of Palestinian land.

      Kashmir: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the humanitarian situation in Kashmir.

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the reported attack by Israeli forces against Palestine Red Crescent Society paramedics treating...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2020 to Question 106364 and the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 114083...

      China: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the recent leak of a prisoner list from a...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any financial assistance will be available to staff from the Department for International Development who...

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 120022 on Palestinians: Radicalism, what assessment he has...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the continued delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria during the...

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) maintain the delivery of UK Aid to Syria and (b) secure a political...

      UNRWA: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the Government’s policy is on long-term funding for the UN Relief...

      Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will take steps to help ensure that the Georg Eckert Institute review of Palestinian textbooks includes an...

      Palestinians: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that Palestinian Authority teaching programmes in receipt of...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has a soft power strategy.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department is providing to armed forces personnel who have been discharged from service during the covid-19 pandemic.

    • Veterans: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when veterans who left service more than 2 years ago are planned to receive their Veteran ID card.

      Veterans: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to help Commonwealth veterans immigrate to the UK upon discharge.

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces were dismissed for drug usage in 2020.

      Army: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Bill on future prosecutions for war crimes...

      Navy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether people serving on Royal Navy submarines will be required to have a covid-19 vaccine before deployment once a covid-19 vaccine has been widely...

      Turkey: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent engagements he has had with his Turkish counterpart.

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) cost and (b) duration is of the P-8 Poseidon Interim Aircraft Support Service spares and repairs contract awarded in February 2020.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      .To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reason the UK's unit price figure for the purchase of F-35b is lower than the figure reported by United States Marine Corps.

      Minesweepers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what financial commitment his Department has made to the existing Anglo-French MCMV programme.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what advice or assistance Royal Navy personnel have provided to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces on their blockade of Yemen since 2015.

      HMS Prince of Wales: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department is making on repairing HMS Prince of Wales after its second flooding incident in October 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what role the Information Warfare Unit is playing in tackling covid-19 vaccine disinformation online.

      Army: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what guidance his Department provides on the (a) length of notice and (b) means of communication required for informing a British Army soldier their...

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Royal Navy by (a) rank and (b) role are stationed at Musandam Naval Base on Jazirat Umm al Ghanam as at 7 December 2020.

      Army: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what options a regular soldier in the Army has available to appeal against a decision to not convert their contract from VEng (Short) to VEng (Full).

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Work Capability Assessment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of restarting face-to-face work capability assessments; and what plans her Department has to...

    • Kickstart Scheme: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications have been made, covering how many vacancies, to the Kickstart scheme in (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands, to date.

      Social Security Benefits: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of the policy of limiting welfare benefits to two children on abortion...

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 84269 on Food Banks; whether the literature review of the factors driving the use of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the judgment of the Court of Appeal of 22 June 2020 in the case of Johnson, Woods, Barrett and Stewart v. the Secretary of...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to increase the level of the basic state pension to the level of the new state pension; and if she will make a...

      National Insurance Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) men and (b) women received national insurance auto credits in each year since 2010; and what the cost was to the public purse of...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to her Department's issuing of incorrect letters in relation to the winter fuel payment, what assessment her Department has...

      National Insurance: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of automatically issuing National Insurance numbers alongside the...

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the economic effect of the introduction of the Bereavement Support Payment.

      Occupational Pensions: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have an auto-enrolment pension in Hendon constituency.

      Cold Weather Payments: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Wakefield constituency were (a) eligible for and (b) received Cold Weather Payments from 1 November 2020 to 4 December 2020.

      National Insurance: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department may issue National Insurance numbers for (a) EU (b) EEA or (c) Swiss nationals who already have settled or pre-settled...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of inspection agents required for the inspection of high priority plants imported...

    • Horticulture: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, on what dates he has had discussions with representatives of the Horticultural sector on requirements to facilitate the...

      Cats: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish his Department’s response to the consultation on the microchipping of cats in England that...

      Government Departments: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made in developing the framework for the 2021-25 Greening Government Commitments.

      Transport: Refrigeration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2020 to Question 109136 on Transport: Refrigeration, who his Department has...

      River Severn: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of residents in towns along the River Severn which are at risk of flooding...

      River Severn: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the implementation of flood defences down the River Severn will not cause...

      Plants: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what arrangements he has in place for the provision of plant passports for the movement of plants when the transition period...

      Veterinary Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of online veterinary services during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Wines: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of indefinitely suspending the requirement for wine imports to the UK to...

  • Home Office

    • Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the public sector pay freeze above £24,000 on the retention and...

    • Biometrics: Coronavirus

      What steps she is taking to ensure that people can enrol their biometric data while covid-19 restrictions are in place.

      Deportation: Sleeping Rough

      What estimate she has made of the number of non-UK nationals who are at risk of deportation under the updated Immigration Rules as a result of rough sleeping.

      Domestic Abuse: Victims

      What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on support for victims of domestic abuse who are travelling to flee their abuser.

      Hate Crime: Internet

      What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on tackling online hate speech and extremism.

      Immigration: Overseas Students

      What discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the effect of changes to the immigration system on the UK's ability to attract overseas students.

      Immigration

      What progress her Department has made on introducing a points-based immigration system.

      Terrorism: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people convicted of terrorism-related charges have been released in each year since 2010.

      Bicycles: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle bicycle theft.

      Durham Constabulary: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether Durham Constabulary has received central Government funding to implement training abroad since it was founded.

      Police: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough have been identified to assist other forces when the transition period ends.

      Police: Annual Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces have annual leave embargos in place to cover the end of the transition period.

      Biometric Residence Permits: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for a Biometric Residents Permit were outstanding for more than six weeks in the most recent period for which figures...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department plans to take to resolve highly skilled migrants’ cases where a (a) minded to refuse letter and (b) right of...

      British Nationality: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people who have not applied for the EU Settlement Scheme and have instead applied for British Citizenship and (a) have or (b) have...

      Terrorism: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been re-arrested after being released on terrorism-related charges in each year since 2020; and what proportion that...

      Mukhtar Ablyazov

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date officials of her Department were notified of Mukhtar Ablyazov's asylum in France; and whether Mukhtar Ablyazov remains subject...

      Serious and Organised Crime Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the findings of Sir Craig Mackey's report on serious and organised crime.

      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the judgement of 21 October 2020 of the Proscribed Organisations Appeal Commission in the case of Arumugam and Others v...

      Fraud: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the (a) Chancellor of the Exchequer and (b) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on...

      Criminal Records: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether equivalent agreements will be in place by 1 January 2021 to replace the current agreements for the exchange of information between...

      Immigration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many families have no recourse to public funds in (a) the UK, (b) North East and (c) Newcastle.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to reduce the backlog of 46,000 asylum cases where people have been waiting more than six months for an initial...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum decision maker posts are currently vacant.

      Liberal Democrats: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of the Metropolitan police investigation into the former chief executive of the Liberal Democrats following a request by...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 123639 on Buildings: Insulation, whether he has made an...

    • Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps with the Local Government Association to make an assessment of the effectiveness of enforcement...

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken as a result of the consultation on the technical review of Approved Document B of...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the time for local authorities to spend right-to-buy...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on local authority ability to spend right-to-buy...

      Private Rented Housing: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward proposals for primary legislation to require...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential economic merits of implementing equivalent schemes to...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what process he has established to update (a) local authorities and (b) leaseholders on which building owners or...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with HM Treasury in the last three months on establishing a loan system for...

      Building Safety Fund: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many and what proportion of registrants with the Building Safety Fund in Birmingham are waiting to be informed of...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether registrants with the Building Safety Fund who are waiting to hear whether they will be invited to submit a...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Electric Vehicles

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much and what proportion of the cost to the public purse of errors with civil service pensions has been...

    • Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department plans to take to monitor the effect of the new voter ID requirements on voting...

      Animal Products: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Oral Statement of 9 December 2020 on Withdrawal Agreement Update, whether the grace...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Felixstowe Port: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of changes in costs for (a) importers and (b) exporters during 2020 as a result of staff at Felixstowe being...

    • Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate her Department has made of the projected increases over the next 15 years in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms of (i) UK...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what statutory authorisation she will have to re-impose retaliatory tariffs on exports from the US after 31 December 2020 if satisfactory...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department has had with the World Trade Organisation since 30 September 2020 on the (a) authorisation of the UK to...

      Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, on what date she first sought legal advice on the authorisation of the UK to impose tariffs on exports from the US after 31 December 2020 in...

      Trade Agreements: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate her Department has made of the projected increases over the next 15 years in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms of (i) UK...

      Expert Trade Advisory Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Dutchy of Lancaster on disbanding the Expert Trade Advisory Group on Customs and...

      Trade Agreements: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what progress she has made in securing a free trade agreement with Albania.

      Overseas Trade: Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the UK-Egypt Association Agreement announced on 5 December 2020, what steps her Department is undertaking to increase the...

      Businesses: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what (a) advice and (b) support she provides to UK businesses (i) trading and (ii) operating in Western Sahara.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the National Audit Office report, Improving Broadband, published 16 October 2020, what steps his Department...

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the vehicles used by his Department on Government business are electric vehicles.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what citizens' rights over their own data will the Competition and Markets Authority's Digital Marketing Unit (a) promote and...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on British (a) businesses and (b) citizens of the UK not receiving EU data...

      Independent Press Standards Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether IPSO has met the 38 recommendations set out in the Leveson Inquiry report 2012.

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of permitting indoor one-to-one golf tuition under the covid-19 public...

      Rugby: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the Sports Winter Survival Package allocated to Championship Rugby clubs will operate; and what (a) process clubs will...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the remedies that are available for people when so called anonymised data is sold...

      Vaccines: Misinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make it his policy to introduce financial penalties for companies that allow misinformation about vaccines to be...

      Motor Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on access to the data recorded by vehicles using...

      Cinemas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Government plans to introduce targeted support for cinemas that are (a) open and (b) closed during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to tackle misinformation on the covid-19 vaccine.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Online Harms Bill will take a twin track approach to regulatory standards and enforcement of (a) illegal and (b)...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Big Ben: Lifts

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what progress has been made on the installation of a lift inside Elizabeth Tower.

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Prime Minister, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a Ministerial portfolio with responsibility for protections for future generations; and if he...

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to other governments about the use of technology to provide safe international travel without the need for quarantine.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Building Regulations: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Parts 1 and 3 of the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill on building regulations in Scotland; and what plans they...

    • Business and Public Sector: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase (1) support for mentoring services and (2) the number of businesses and public sector organisations participating in mentoring...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, published on 18 November, what criteria they intend to use to assess the value...

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what agreements or commitments have been reached between the current shareholders of OneWeb with regard to (1) equity, (2) debt, (3) liabilities, and (4) security.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any funds allocated to support the UK space industry (1) have been, or (2) will be, used to support OneWeb.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been allocated as part of the recently announced increase in defence spending to be available to support OneWeb.

      OneWeb: Huawei

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether OneWeb uses any components from Huawei.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have (1) had discussions, (2) received requests, or (3) given any undertakings, in relation to the future financing of OneWeb; and if so, out of which...

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on the acquisition of OneWeb, including transaction costs; and what costs they have incurred since becoming a shareholder of OneWeb.

      OneWeb

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 3 August (HL7046), whether the OneWeb offering has changed to include defence specific applications since 3 August.

      Sizewell C Power Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to appoint advisors to assist in assessing the value for money of the proposed Sizewell C nuclear project.

      Rolls-Royce: Barnoldswick

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the closure of the Barnoldswick Rolls-Royce factory.

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) the National Security and Investment Bill, and (2) the Telecommunications Bill, do not inhibit foreign investment in...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future viability of pubs in (1) Tier 2, and (2) Tier 3, areas.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether each local authority will be provided with full funding (1) for all £500 self-isolation payments made, and (2) for all the administrative costs of...

    • HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Public Health England Trends in HIV testing, new diagnoses and people receiving HIV-related care in the United Kingdom: data to the end...

      HIV Infection: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities provided access to HIV self-sampling services in each year from 2015 to 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what initial estimate they have made of the cost of plans to introduce same day mass testing for COVID-19 in England.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by the Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association that further action is needed to protect BAME...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of secondary school absence rates on pupil attainment.

    • Schools: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the quantity of school inspections on teacher mental wellbeing.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Cabinet-level interdepartmental discussions have taken place in the last year about the ‘not in education, employment or training’ (NEET) rate for...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that children with special educational needs receive an education and healthcare plan before exclusion from school is proposed.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Civil Proceedings: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Lord Chancellor’s guidance on civil legal aid (1) to recognise the importance of challenging discrimination, (2) to advise...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Commonwealth: Trade Documentation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use their co-Chair role on the Commonwealth Digital Connectivity Cluster to advance the digitisation of trade documentation.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Palestinian Authority about plans to ensure that people in Gaza receive vaccinations for COVID-19.

    • International Law: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use when deciding to introduce sanctions against governments for breaches of international law.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Select Committee on International Relations Rising nuclear risk, disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation...

      Pakistan: Bilateral Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Pakistan is the largest recipient of bilateral country specific official development assistance.

      Maira Shahbaz

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister plans to raise the case of Maira Shabbaz with the Prime Minister of Pakistan; and if not, why not.

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of human rights, including freedom of religion or belief, in Pakistan.

      Maira Shahbaz

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the assistance they could provide to Maira Shabbaz.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for the next Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake further work on nuclear disarmament verification; and what budget has been allocated for this work.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the UN Security Council’s five permanent members have taken to ensure a productive Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of genocide against Tigrayans.

      Belarus: Hospices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Belarus about reports of (1) threats to close the Hrodna children’s hospice, and (2) harassment of...

      Nigeria: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Nigerian farm workers were killed in an attack by non-state armed groups in Koshobe, Borno State, on 28...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last assessed the efficacy of UK aid to Pakistan.

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have identified any misuse of UK aid in Pakistan in the last five years; if so, what; and whether they are currently investigating any...

      Gaza: Medical Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide more polymerase chain reaction machines and swabs to Gaza.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Awe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to renationalise management of the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hunting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Boxing Day hunts will be allowed to take place this year; and if so, what enforcement measures will be in place to ensure compliance of such hunts...

    • Fishing Catches: Faroe Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of fish caught by Faroese registered vessels in the UK’s coastal waters and exclusive economic zone in (1) 2018, and (2) 2019; and what...

      Fishing Catches: Norway

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of fish caught by Norwegian registered vessels in the UK’s coastal waters and exclusive economic zone in (1) 2018, and (2) 2019.

  • Home Office

    • Deportation: Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish (1) the reasons behind the deportation of each individual due to be onboard the deportation flight scheduled for 2 December, and...

    • Osime Brown

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Change.org petition Stop The Deportation Of Vulnerable Autistic Man Osime Brown!, started on 17 March; and what steps they...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to vary the provisions of the EU Settled Status Scheme to enable students who are (1) registered for courses in the UK to apply for...

      Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing each of the recommendations of the report by the Rt Hon. Dame Elish Angiolini DBE QC Report of the Independent Review...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Leasehold: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the leasehold system of ownership during 2021.

    • Shared Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the BBC Panorama investigation into (1) shared ownership schemes, and (2) abuses of the leasehold system.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which EU funding streams were taken into account to inform their allocation of £1.5 billion a year to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Religion: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided to religious groups during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the pilot projects funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund will begin; what criteria will be used to select these pilots; and which (1)...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how many years will the UK Shared Prosperity Fund be allocated a £1.5 billion annual budget.

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the regeneration of town centres.

      Refuges: Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support domestic abuse refuge services.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Small Businesses: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to simplify their communication with SMEs about trade policy after the transition period for the UK’s departure from the EU; and...

    • Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord True on 26 November (HL Deb, col 397), what plans they have to ensure the provision of a link to the online electoral registration...

      Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Cabinet-level discussions involving the Prime Minister have taken place in the last year about (1) establishing, and (2) monitoring, cross-Government...

      Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the Boundary Commissions have access to the latest polling district maps and data for the local authorities where local...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their plans for procurement from 1 January 2021; and what plans they have to amend the requirement for contract advertising through the Official Journal...

  • Treasury

    • Holyhead Port: Large Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 13 October (HL8609), how much of this land has been purchased; and what use is being made of this land.

    • Stocks and Shares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the governance processes of equity index construction, including in relation to (1) economic growth, (2) financial stability, and...

      Overseas Trade: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the regulatory framework on the trade finance gap; and what discussions they are (1) having, and (2) have had, with...

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they completed an economic impact assessment for the reintroduction of the Crown preference for insolvency.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Music: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on any new arrangements required for the transportation of goods for musical events when touring in Europe following the end...

    • Telecommunications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to review the effectiveness of the Electronic Communications Code contained within the Digital Economy Act 2017, and (2) to revise that...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether commitments in the UK–Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement provide grounds for a legal challenge to...

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