Written answers

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the contracts that his Department has signed with four ferry companies under the Freight Capacity Framework Agreement for...

    • Freight: Port of Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the routes involving the Port of Hull in his Department’s Freight Capacity Framework Agreement contract with P&O Ferries...

      Freight: Port of Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will estimate the (a) maximum and (b) minimum value of his Department’s contract with P&O Ferries under the Freight Capacity Framework...

      Bicycles: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that bicycle lights fitted to bicycles at the manufacturing stage which are integral to the bicycle...

      B4044: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths and (b) injuries on the B4044 in the last (i) six months, (ii) 12 months and (iii) five years.

      Railways: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has for (a) further electrification of the rail network and (b) other rail decarbonisation projects.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the covid-19 recovery plan for the aviation sector..

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the tier system of covid-19 restrictions on the coach industry.

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with the Confederation of Passenger Transport on covid-19 and the coach industry since July 2020.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support taxi drivers in covid-19 tier 3 areas.

      M60: Graffiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will ask Highways England to set out a timetable for the removal of graffiti from gantries and road signs on the M60 motorway through Stockport.

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations his Department has received on the potential merits of bringing forward proposals to reform the law and sentencing relating to...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend eligibility for the older person's bus pass to women who have not yet reached state pension age but were born...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional support the Chancellor is providing to coach businesses unable to operate as a result of covid-19 restrictions in Tier 3 alert level areas.

      Electric Vehicles: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage electric vehicle uptake in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire.

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that students can return safely to university after the Christmas period safely.

    • Shukri Abdi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will undertake an investigation into the actions of (a) public bodies and (b) staff that fall under his remit relating to the death of...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will provide additional funding to cover the increased supply teacher costs in schools as a result of teachers self-isolating during...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with the head of Ofsted on changes to the (a) frequency of and (b) methodology used in school inspections for the...

      Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of potential discrepancies in examination and test performance between children who (a) have and (b) have not missed more...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to provide financial support to student nurses for their time on placement during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Institutes of Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on the IOT Wave 2 competition; and for which areas applications were submitted.

      Schools: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will allocate at least 50 per cent of the income from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to food-related projects in schools.

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will commence a pilot study as permitted under section 58 of the Children and Families Act 2014 to allow claims to the Special Educational Needs...

      Private Tutors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether in-person one-on-one tuition in a residential setting with appropriate personal protective equipment is permitted in an area with Tier 3...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing additional financial support for the hospitality...

    • Sanitary Protection: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December to Question 122583, whether the current Product Safety Framework adequately...

      Facebook: Competition Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the implications for his Department’s policy of the antitrust charges brought...

      Shops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support shops that closed as a result of lockdown and have not yet been able to reopen.

      Utilities: Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of utility companies adopting a household ownership...

      Arcadia Group: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will undertake an inquiry into the collapse of Arcadia.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is able to take in response to reports of eligible employees being refused furlough by their...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure compliance with the guidance on the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for employees...

      Public Houses: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many pubs in Wakefield constituency are classified as wet pubs and are eligible for the Government's £1,000...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential economic benefit of exempting certain business travellers from...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with pre-existing health conditions living in an area under Tier (a) One...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Exchequer Secretary to the Environmental Audit Committee of 2 December 2020,...

      Renewable Energy: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support projects which produce renewable energy in densely populated urban centres.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and...

      Hydrogen: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support the installation of hydrogen refuelling points on garage forecourts in the UK.

      Regional Planning and Development

      What recent progress his Department has made on the Government's levelling-up agenda.

      Carbon Emissions

      What steps his Department is taking to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      What recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential effect of ending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme on levels of employment.

  • Attorney General

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask the Attorney General, whether she has had discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the legal basis to extending the scope of the public consultation for an online advertising ban of foods...

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask the Attorney General, what input she has had in the policy-making process for the public consultation on the online advertising ban on foods high in fat, salt or sugar; and whether she has...

      Immigration: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions there have been under section 25(1) of the Immigration Act 1971 in each of the last 10 years; and how many of those prosecutions related to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent on the distribution of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine in England to date; and what level of Barnett consequential...

    • Coronavirus: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccine doses have been allocated for Halton residents in December 2020.

      Gender Recognition: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) his Department and (b) NHS England undertook an equalities impact assessment of the amendments to NHS England’s service...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that people who have contracted covid-19 and are in a hospital setting are not discharged into a care home.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will bring forward legislative proposals to allow relatives to be designated as unpaid keyworkers to access care homes...

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to enable single-parent carers of adult disabled children to form a bubble during the covid-19 outbreak with...

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on single parents who care for adult disabled children of the restriction on support bubbles to...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 November 2020 to Question 101055 on Breast Cancer: Screening, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether temporary vaccination delivery sites will be established to enable large scale vaccination.

      NHS Test and Trace: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to improve software quality in the NHS Test and Trace system; and if he will make a statement.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership and (b) NHS England on the potential...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much on average the companies that the Government has outsourced to carry out covid-19 testing are paying testing site workers.

      Coronavirus: Hull University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the availability of tests for students at the University of Hull covid-19 testing site.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to conduct a national secondary breast cancer audit.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that covid-19 tests are available for patients who require a negative test in order to...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the document entitled Analysis of the health, economic and social effects of COVID-19 and the approach to tiering,...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of labs testing for covid-19 are UKAS accredited for the covid-19 procedure.

      Coronavirus: Hull University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of the contracts awarded to (a) Deloitte and (b) G4S to run the covid-19 testing site at the University of Hull.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to give (a) local authorities and (b) local public health teams the (i) funding and (ii) powers to lead on contract...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of missed and late cancelled covid-19 tests for each testing centre in the UK to date.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to allow (a) ministers of religion and (b) pastoral chaplains to visit residential care homes during the covid-19...

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

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

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made assessment of the false-positive rates of PCR tests.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) reporting arrangements and (b) publication schedule will be for monitoring the Government's progress towards (i) ending new...

      Nurses: Recruitment and Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department plans to allocate to (a) recruiting and (b) training more Clinical Nurse Specialists.

      Mckinsey and Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's contract with McKinsey to work on an ongoing review of NHS technology leadership, how many of the...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions have taken place between his Department and the Care Quality Commission on the need to require care homes to participate...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the access to a simple blood test (BNP or NT-proBNP) for heart failure patients; and what...

      Patients: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients are participating effectively in remote consultations with healthcare...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral contribution of 12 October 2020, Official Report, column 33, for what reason Halton local authority area is and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methodology and data his Department uses to calculate the R reproduction rates of covid-19 transmission for local authority areas of...

      Coronavirus: Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to publish separate covid-19 guidance for adults living on their own who wish to return to their family home...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been notified by the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app to self-isolate to date.

      Contact Tracing: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the sharing of contact tracing data between (a) Serco and (b) other private sector contractors and local public...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people with disabilities are not disadvantaged by legislation on covid-19 restrictions.

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the National Police Chiefs' Council on their data sharing...

      Mental Health Services: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on the target to increase the number of consultant doctors working in each of the expansion areas...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to measure the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of demand for mental health services by...

      Health Education: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of symptoms of (a) chronic fatigue syndrome and (b) long covid.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is offering to people who are required to self-isolate as a result of the Test and trace notification and who...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that medical expertise is available on covid-19 testing sites.

      Hotels: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether staying in a hotel to facilitate visiting a terminally ill family member is permissible in an area that is subject to tier 3...

      Coronavirus: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the effect of eating a substantial meal on covid-19 transmission rates.

      Coronavirus: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the weekly covid-29 tests for care workers will be made available for adult social care staff providing (a) vision rehabilitation and...

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications have been (a) made to and (b) accepted by the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme to date.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social care, when his Department plans to publish equality impact assessments for the covid-19 tier measures.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason routine covid-19 testing is not being made available to asymptomatic private practitioner physiotherapists treating...

      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 104155 on Hospitals: Birmingham, tabled by the hon. Member for Warwick and Leamington on 15 October 2020.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Constituencies: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the traditional boundary of the County Palatine of Lancaster is extant; and what effect the Local Government...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the devolved Administrations will receive at least the same amount of funding under the Shared Prosperity Fund...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the Shared Prosperity Fund will be allocated across the UK.

      Council Tax Reduction Schemes: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the value was of unclaimed council tax support in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Manchester Gorton constituency...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many dwellings have been (a) approved and (b) completed in (i) Wakefield, (ii) West Yorkshire and (iii) England in...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether local authorities have an obligation to seek all relevant information before imposing a Community...

      Private Rented Housing: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) section 8 and (b) section 21 notices issued by landlords to tenants...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many planning applications have been considered for calling in by his Department since the beginning of 2020.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending the five year Housing Land Supply for Councils...

      Community Infrastructure Levy: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities in the event that a planning applicant indicates they...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people who are clinically extremely vulnerable in England.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that homeless people have access to (a) shelter, (b) financial support...

      Sleeping Rough: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 18 December 2018 of £5 million for a new network of rough sleeping hubs,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many calls have been made using the Purple Visits app in youth custodial settings since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Domestic Abuse: Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of victims of domestic abuse who have been denied legal aid as a result of trapped capital in the form of...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many firms of solicitors held (a) a civil and (b) a criminal legal aid contract as of 1 December 2020.

      Prisons: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will update the reference to PSI 47/2011 in the publication entitled DIS2 Prisoner adjudication information sheet and prisoners statement.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of a visit to Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre by Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission, and Her Majesty’s...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2020 to Question 121209, what estimate his Department has made of the number of prisoners who will be serving a...

      Prison and Probation Service: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2020 to Question 121217 on Prison and Probation Service: Labour Turnover, what assessment he has made of which...

      Prison and Probation Service: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2020 to Question 121220 on Prison and Probation Service: Sick Leave, what assessment she has made of the reasons...

      Prisoners' Release: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many mobile phones his Department has provided to prison leavers who do not have access to a phone of their own; and whether his Department has...

  • Treasury

    • Premium Bonds: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what equality impact assessment was undertaken prior to NS&I's decision to discontinue sending paper prize warrants to winners of Premium Bonds prizes;...

    • Premium Bonds: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many paper prize warrants were sent out to winners of Premium Bond prizes in each of the last ten years; and if he will make a statement.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the age breakdown is of people holding one or more Premium Bonds with National Savings and Investments.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the age breakdown is of all Premium Bonds prize winners in (a) the most recent year for which figures are available and (b) the four years previous to...

      Premium Bonds: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason NS&I decided to discontinue sending paper prize warrants to winners of Premium Bonds prizes.

      Exports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of ending VAT-free shopping on (a) visitor numbers and (b) jobs at Manchester Airport's duty-free retailers.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he plans to take to help protect high streets from online competition during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when Government grants to support local areas will made to those local authorities that went into Tier 3 prior to the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the total combined lifetime budget of the 2021-22 Local Growth Funding, the Future High Streets Fund, the Towns Fund, the...

      London Capital and Finance Investigation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the report by Dame Elizabeth Gloster on London Capital and Finance.

      Premium Bonds: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the effect of the decision to discontinue sending paper prize warrants to winners of Premium Bonds prizes on the proportion of...

      Financial Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the financial services sector on tackling financial exclusion.

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what guidance he has provided to banks on the opening of new (a) personal, (b) business, and (c) charity accounts in (i) Tier 1, (ii) Tier 2, and (c) Tier...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when his Department plans to publish its estimate of the economic effect of the covid-19 November 2020 lockdown.

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of debt owed by countries eligible for G20 Common Framework on Debt Treatments applies to (a) non-official creditors owed to entities...

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement of 10 December 2020 of a £400m funding package to Northern Ireland, what the Barnett consequentials from that...

      National Infrastructure Bank: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has for the UK Infrastructure Bank to open regional offices as part of the levelling up policy.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allow directors of small companies who file their PAYE RTI returns annually between 20 March and 19 April 2020 who were ineligible for the...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his Department’s policy of reduced rates of Stamp Duty Land Tax for residential properties purchased from 8 July 2020 to 31 March...

      Child Benefit: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the value was of unclaimed child benefit in (a) Greater Manchester and (b) Manchester Gorton constituency in the last 12 months for which data are...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of implementing carbon border adjustment tariffs.

      Minimum Wage: Fines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses have been fined for paying below the national minimum wage in (a) Leicester East constituency and (b) the UK in each of the last three...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of funds paid through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme have been voluntarily paid back to his Department by companies that...

      Business: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what modelling has been undertaken of the effect on businesses in Wales of changes to customs processes and procedures required as a consequence of (a) a...

      Employee Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include tax exemptions relating to employee share schemes in the consultation on the Finance Bill 2021.

      Revenue and Customs: Cheques

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library a copy of the HMRC policy on sending paper cheques to taxpayers.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the VAT reduction for hospitality and tourism to alcohol to help support pubs during the...

      Employee Ownership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to introduce legislative proposals to improve the regulation of the actions of trustees of employee share schemes.

      Customs Intermediaries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office's oral contribution of 9 December 2020, Official Report, column...

      Roadchef: Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the potential merits of introducing legislation to resolve the dispute between HMRC and the trustee and...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

      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 assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to secure a ceasefire in Syria which is upheld by all...

      Colombia: Civil Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of reports of Colombian police opening fire against unarmed protestors...

      Colombia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what funding the Government has made available to support the implementation of the six chapters of the Colombian...

      Colombia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what police training arrangements there are between the UK and Colombian governments.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Iranian counterparts on reports of members of the Baha’i community...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of the declaration by Genocide Watch that...

      Giulio Regeni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he will take to support Italian prosecutors in prosecuting members of Egypt’s National Security...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Iranian regime's restrictions on the...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the compatibility of the nuclear enrichment bill being considered by the...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of Iran’s recent announcement that it will...

      Hong Kong: HSBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the chairman and chief executive of HSBC UK on its policy of freezing the...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to mobilise international sanctions against China for its violations of Hong Kong’s...

      Syria: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) is taking to put pressure on the Syrian regime to release detainees; and what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Autonomous Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans the Government has to develop systems that operate without human intervention in the weapon command and control chain.

    • Autonomous Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of supporting a ban on lethal autonomous weapons systems.

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to (a) reform and (b) pause the training programme for navy reservists; and if he will make a statement.

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to reduce the number of Army Reserves training days; and if he will make a statement.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the reasons for the decision to stand down Reservists serving in the Royal Navy but not those serving in the (a) Army and (b) Royal...

      Afghanistan and Iraq: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Naval and (b) Royal Marines Reservists have served on operations in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq for each year for which figures are...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of standing down the Royal Naval Reservists (RNR) on the incomes of (a) part-time and (b) full-time RNR...

      Reserve Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Naval and (b) Royal Marines reservists received their bounty in 2019-20; what estimate he has made of those respective personnel who...

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what risk assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) industrial relations and (b) matters of operational safety of the revised procurement...

      Russia: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of recent Russian Naval activity near British Territorial Waters on UK security.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which organisations in Saudi Arabia the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery is working with during its Giraffe radar deployment to Saudi Arabia.

      Saudi Arabia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the 16th Regiment Royal Artillery by (a) rank and (b) role are deployed with the Giraffe radars in Saudi Arabia.

      Armed Forces: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to maintain the level of funding for the armed forces in the next financial year; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of whether the subscription costs for Defence Contracts Online are compatible with his Department's policy to...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the compatibility of the premium service of Defence Contracts Online and Chapter 10 of NATO's Security Procedures.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to decrease the RAF's Boeing E-3 Sentry aircraft fleet; and if he will make a statement.

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the (a) Military Aviation Authority and (b) Civil Aviation Authority on the certification for safe use of drones.

      Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the deployment of UK armed forces to Mali is being funded through the conflict, stability and security fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the deployment of UK troops to Mali.

      Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential risks to UK armed forces personnel deployed to Mali; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that British armed forces personnel serving overseas will receive a covid-19 vaccination as quickly as...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that British armed forces personnel residing in the UK receive a covid-19 vaccine as quickly as possible.

      Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he has taken to ensure that UK armed forces deployed to Mali are adequately equipped to perform their duties safely; and if he will make a...

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many recruits were discharged as (a) voluntary and (b) non-voluntary outflow during the first 6 weeks of their training at the Army Foundation...

      Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when his Department plans to publish updates on Military Aid to the Civil Authorities requests; and how frequently he plans to provide copies of those...

      Ministry of Defence: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to recruit officials to his Department before Spring 2021; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 16 September, 14 October...

    • Furs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of banning the import of animal fur into the UK.

      Animal Welfare: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 124350 on Pest Control: Animal Welfare, when he plans to bring forward...

      Cattle: Pneumonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote an uptake in vaccination of cattle against pneumonia.

      Cattle Tracing System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans the Government has for a UK-specific system of cattle identification.

      Rural Development Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the 2014-2020 Rural Development Programme underspends are in the 2021-22 financial year as used to calculate the...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to prevent the stockpiling of waste in the event that the UK and EU do not reach an agreement...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department's timetable is to publish its response to the July 2019 call for evidence on Standards for bio-based,...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the financial cost to businesses of compliance with UK REACH regulations.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the restriction on selling alcohol in Tier 2 pubs without an...

      Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what consultation process took place prior to the establishment of the Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme.

      Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support is available to SMEs when they are applying to the Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme.

      Lesley Griffiths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with Lesley Griffiths MS Welsh Government Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to ensure that the UK leaving the EU REACH will not result in an increase in animal testing.

      Flood Control: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help minimise the risk of flooding in Wakefield constituency.

      Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many SMEs turning over less than £10 million in revenue have received support from the Domestic Seafood Supply Scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Independent Office for Police Conduct: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her timeframe is for signing off on the pay settlement for staff of the Independent Office for Police Conduct

    • Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of creating an independent Anti-Corruption Agency in the UK; and if she will...

      Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional resources she will provide to the Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority for inspection and enforcement activities from 1...

      Security Industry Authority: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for a Security Industry Authority licence have been outstanding for more than (a) one month and (b)(i) three and (ii)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 23 November 2020 to Question 117315 on Members: Correspondence, how her Department monitors its adherence to its...

      Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing regulation of the registration of small vessels to help counter illegal...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce drug usage in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England.

      Police: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what incentives her Department has put in place to increase the diversity of local police officers.

      Deportation: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will (a) cancel the deportation flight to Jamaica scheduled for 2 December 2020 and (b) halt any further such flights from the UK.

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to The Response to the Windrush Lessons Learned Review: A Comprehensive Improvement Plan, what the estimated completion date...

      Asylum: Folkestone and Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants have been transferred out of (a) Penally training camp and (b) Napier barracks, since September 2020.

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to renew the UK Anti-Corruption Strategy 2017-22 with a view to addressing issues around (a) cronyism, (b)...

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of creating an Independent Commissioner for Corruption; and if she will make a...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to reduce cyber-crime in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England.

      Asylum: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of asylum decision makers left their jobs within the first 12 months of employment in the Asylum Operations...

      Asylum: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how medical practitioners with an outstanding asylum claim of 12 months or more have not been allowed to work in their profession in 2020.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason an increasing number of asylum applicants are waiting longer for their claims to processed; and what steps she is taking to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 9 September 2020, 3 November 2020 and 25...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that asylum seekers can access covid-19 (a) home tests, (b) testing centres and (c) mobile...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been moved out of children's services into Home Office National Asylum Support Service accommodation while they are in...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will publish copies of audience targeting information used by his Department for (a) advertising, (b) campaign and (c) promotional purposes in...

    • Scotland Office: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much (a) his Department, (b) the Union Unit, and (c) the Union Taskforce spent on paid-for listing in search results in each financial year since...

      Scotland Office: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of people employed in the Union Unit or Union Taskforce in each financial year since 2018-19 were press and...

      Scotland Office: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much (a) his Department, (b) the Union Unit, and (c) the Union Taskforce spent on paid-for social media advertising and promotion in each financial...

      Scotland Office: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of people employed in his Department in each financial year since 2008-09 were press and communications employees.

      Scotland Office: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much (a) his Department, (b) the Union Unit, and (c) the Union Taskforce spent on advertising in each financial year since 2010-11; and how much is...

      Scotland Office: Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much (a) his Department, (b) the Union Unit, and (c) the Union Taskforce spent on communications including staffing costs in each financial year...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prime Minister: Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of the vehicles used by the Prime Minister's office on Government business are electric vehicles.

    • Honours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 9 December 2020 to Question 123698, whilst individuals are not required to give a...

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many Information Gateways are in operation across the Government; and how those gateways are managed and...

      Consumer Goods: Safety

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure UK access to warnings from the EU Safety Gate site with respect to goods...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish an impact assessment of the effect of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on Wales.

    • Trade Agreements: Algeria

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

      Agricultural Products: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps producers of British agricultural goods seeking geographical indication status in Japan have to take to secure UK ministerial...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to lay before Parliament the texts of the Continuity Trade Agreements signed with (a) North Macedonia on 3 December 2020, (b)...

      Trade Agreements: Singapore

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish an impact assessment of the effect of the UK-Singapore trade agreement on Wales.

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what protections are in the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement to ensure that citizens’ data is protected in the...

      Trade Agreements: Amazonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department is taking to prevent the import of goods sourced from illegal deforestation in the Amazon in future trade deals.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Broadband: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the average broadband speed is in the Hemsworth constituency.

    • Ice Skating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to ice/inline skating rinks for their safe reopening in areas subject to tier 3...

      Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to protect vulnerable people from fraudulent cold calling.

      Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure social media companies tackle the spread of misinformation on the covid-19...

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £1.57 billion Cultural Recovery Fund has yet to be allocated; to what programmes and projects funding has...

      Government Departments: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to publish the designated days for Union Flag flying in 2021.

      Culture: Gravesham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether funding from the Cultural Capital Fund will be allocated to Gravesham.

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reasons group fitness classes are not permitted in areas under tier 3 covid-19 restrictions.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to include in legislative proposals on online harms provisions that (a) protect children from online...

      DVDs and Film: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of different content ratings systems on different streaming...

      Internet: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to use British Board of Film Classification age verification guidance in setting standards to restrict the...

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Members: Staff

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what estimate the Authority has made of the (a) amount and (b)...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Employment: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending to six months the three month limit for tribunal applications for employees...

  • Department for Transport

    • Belfast International Airport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they have made available to support Belfast International Airport during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the lockdown restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic on the airline industry over the Christmas period.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage business travel (1) to help the airline industry, (2) to increase tourism, and (3) to support airport workers back into...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the lockdown restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic on the small business sector over the Christmas...

    • Diabetes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support people with diabetes who return to work in their normal workplace during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sufficient quantities of effective alternative vaccines for the entire UK population following the recent AstraZeneca test results.

      Bomb Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the distinction between commercial and military offshore unexploded ordnance disposal by deflagration, and (2) the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • HIV Infection: Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate the Dapivirine vaginal ring will be available to women (1) in the UK, and (2) abroad; and what plans they have to ensure that it...

    • Top Glove

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have procured any latex gloves from Top Glove in the last 12 months; and if so, (1) what assessment they have made of the wages paid to Top Glove...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support behavioural, environmental and social science interventions against COVID-19; and what assessment they have made of investing in...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve connectivity between the national COVID-19 contact tracing system and local outbreak control systems; and if they have any such...

      Methodist Homes for the Aged: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Methodist Homes' care home visitor policy.

      Gynaecology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create women’s health hubs to prevent women and girls requiring multiple medical appointments to address different gynaecological and...

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to charitable hospice care providers who have lost community funding during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove barriers to higher education for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller pupils.

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement in the Spending Review 2020, published on 25 November, that the Department for Education settlement "provides funding to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • British Overseas Territories: Marine Protected Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing the government of Tristan da Cunha with the establishment of the islands’ marine protection zone.

    • Ascension Island: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 November (HL10238), what application has been made to the Conflict Stability and Security Fund for...

      Ascension Island: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 November (HL10238), what estimate they have made of the total cost of the infrastructure work required...

      Ascension Island: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 November (HL10238), how much revenue has been raised by the government of Ascension Island through taxes in...

      Israel: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Save the Children Defenceless: The impact of the Israeli military detention system on Palestinian...

      Israel: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about ensuring that any Israel Defence Force soldier who is found guilty of (1) killing, or (2)...

      Jerusalem: Evictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Palestinians living in Sheikh Jarrah are being evicted by the government of Israel; and what steps they are...

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that Muslim and Christian minorities are being persecuted in India, and (2) that such persecution has increased...

  • Ministry of Defence

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide up to date training for Job Centre staff on the skills that employers are currently seeking.

    • Employment: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of Job Centre staff who have experience in supporting disabled people to find employment.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Ships: Waste Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) possible sites in the United Kingdom for the dismantling of ships and the disposal of any hazardous materials that they might...

    • Development Aid: Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether overseas territories which are eligible for Official Development Assistance will be able to apply for large-scale project funding that is equivalent...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of EU citizens who are resident in the UK; and how many of those have not yet made an application for settled status.

    • Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces, if any, do not have a modern slavery unit.

      Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many former military bases they are currently using for other purposes.

      Immigration: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow first year university students from the EU, who have not yet moved to the UK, to qualify for EU pre–settled status.

      Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 18 November (HL9994), how many (1) complaints related to non-compliance of section 54 of the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • United Kingdom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) schemes, and (2) initiatives, they plan to introduce (a) to strengthen the Union, and (b) foster more links between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern...

    • Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which government construction procurers comply with Regulation 113 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which...

  • Treasury

    • Debts: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for responding to COVID-19-related sovereign debt issues in Africa (1) by allocating special drawing rights by...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the new alcohol duty system (1) protects public health, and (2) helps to reduce alcohol harm.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the health impacts of freezing alcohol duty in the 2020 Budget.

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the Spending Review 2020 on the UK’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Economic Situation: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of uncertainty over the UK’s relationship with the EU after the transition period for the UK’s departure...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish any modelling from September 2020 on the economic effect of (1) introducing the COVID-19 'circuit-breaker' recommended by the...

      Economic Situation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the comparative effect of the COVID-19 financial support package on regional economies.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult Northern Ireland businesses about legislation on anti-avoidance measures for qualifying Northern Ireland goods being sent to...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from organisations representing people who are ineligible for COVID-19 financial support schemes.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the withdrawal of the Coronavirus Job Retention Bonus Scheme on business planning.

      Music: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow the temporary reduced rate of VAT of five per cent for certain attractions to apply where a concert is being streamed as live, but...

      Peers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to reply to the letter sent by Lord Lamont of Lerwick to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 1 September.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Youth Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitment in The Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2019, published on 24 November 2019, to invest "£500 million in youth services...

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capability of UK regulators (1) to maintain existing statutory protections relating to harmful online content, and (2) to...

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