Written answers

Tuesday, 29 December 2020

  • Home Office

    • Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that civil registration of marriages can continue wherever possible during the covid-19 lockdown.

    • Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 27 October 2020 to Question 105600 on dangerous dogs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of...

      Coronavirus: Bosworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support her Department is providing to police officers to enforce covid-19 lockdown restrictions in Bosworth.

      Emergency Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to protect emergency service workers.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the gap in funding for police precepts as a result of people being unable to pay council tax during...

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time is for a British Citizenship application to be processed; and how many applicants have been waiting over a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 14 August 2020 regarding his constituent’s...

      Visas: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of waiving the financial threshold for people renewing spousal visas who have lost...

      UK Visas and Immigration: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on how many occasions UKVI failed to meet the 20-day service level agreement on responding to enquiries from hon. Members on behalf of...

      Immigration: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current average response time is for written enquiries on immigration queries from hon Members' offices, by region and month first...

      Immigration: Au Pairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of offering a dedicated immigration route for EU au pairs after the transition...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on the financial and mental well-being of visa applicants of extensive travel to (a) complete the...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on deporting offenders who have grown up in the UK.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to restart refugee resettlement schemes.

      Asylum: Hotels and Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the (a) terms of reference, (b) timetable and (c) scope of hotels and military barracks selected for the internal review...

      Domestic Abuse: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to support male victims of domestic abuse.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many food factories in England have been required by the Food Standards Agency or Health and Safety Executive to close or suspend...

    • Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made in setting up a commission to determine the future of adult social care.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support NHS leaders to bring down Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service waiting lists for...

      Care Homes: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make additional support available to care homes as a result of increasing insurance premiums and mortgage costs.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department and NHS England are taking to ensure continuity of care for patients affected by the recent court ruling in...

      Bowel Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is taking steps to help reduce the number of young people developing bowel cancer.

      Vaccination: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people between the ages of 18-21, who for reasons not relating to long-term health conditions,...

      Cancer: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the international response to meeting increased demand in...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce a date for banning the use of all single-use non-essential plastic items.

    • Food: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the six working day time period after the meeting of the Standing Committee...

      Food Supply: Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of potential (a) increased haulage costs and (b) disruption at the...

      Food: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of food waste of the guidance on serving alcohol only with a substantial...

      Palm Oil: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil and (b) similar schemes in...

      Food: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on UK meat and dairy exporters of not prioritising perishable food at...

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of fresh food sold in the UK (a) with and (b) without plastic packaging.

      Drinking Water: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the provision of drinking water fountains on reducing the use of...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what funds he will make available for local authorities to invest in public water fountains and refill stations.

      Packaging: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring all (a) cleaning product and (b) food containers to be reusable.

      Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Environmental Impact Assessment (Forestry) (England and Wales) Regulations 1999 enable the Forestry Commission...

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the increase in export health certificates that will be required to allow the continuation of...

      Export Health Certificates: Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vets that will be required to manage the potential increase in export...

      Food: Shortages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the extent of potential food shortages after the transition period (a) with and...

      Export Health Certificates: Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the (a) number of Certification Support...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 November (HL9859), which Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan lenders have charged interest rates of more...

    • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 November (HL9859), whether any lenders charging 14.99 per cent per annum or more for Coronavirus Business...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what value of loans extended by Greensill under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme had annual rates of interest of more than 10 per cent per annum;...

      Business and Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to (1) protect jobs, and (2) support businesses, at the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU.

      Intellectual Property: Small Claims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to bring forward proposals to include registered designs within the scope of the small claims track of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court.

      Land Registry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 23 September (HL7839), when the Land Registry expects to start publishing Unique Property Reference Numbers as...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase insulation in properties to contribute to the net-zero carbon emissions target.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health: Surveys

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Government Response to the House of Lords Gambling Industry Committee Report: Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry, published on 8...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Bethell on 1 December (HL Deb, cols 717–21), what assessment they have made of the efficacy of lockdowns in preventing...

      Health Services: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake an independent audit of the clinical outcomes of NHS England; and what discussions they have had with the devolved...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) is not listed on the topics covered by the NHS Clinical Knowledge summary; who authorised the decision to combine CFS with...

      Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported rise in the number of abortions among women with two or more children.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they had about the impact of the COVID-19 vaccines on people with pre-existing health conditions prior to authorising the use of those...

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust about the steps that Trust is taking to assess whether the treatment provided by...

      NHS Test and Trace: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they were informed that the Director of Supplies and Innovation for NHS Test and Trace had been recruited by Oxford Nanopore Technologies; and who...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 11 December (HL11105), where information on the number of children diagnosed as having foetal alcohol spectrum...

      Emma Stanton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Emma Stanton is subject to the Business Appointment Rules for Civil Servants following her role as Director of Supplies and Innovation for NHS Test...

  • Ministry of Justice

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Canary Islands: Immigrants and Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Spain about the number of migrants and refugees arriving in the Canary Islands; whether that government has...

    • Nigeria: Boko Haram

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to establish what has happened to the students kidnapped by Boko Haram in Katsina on 11 December; what assistance they are giving to the...

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to review the evidence of the government of China’s non-compliance with international human rights law and respect for human rights in...

      Algeria: Ahmadiyya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Algeria about the treatment of Ahmadis in that country; and if they have not made any such...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about (1) lifting the closure of Gaza, and (2) ending all practices intending to be collective...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that Palestinians who have been shot by the Israel Defence Force are being denied...

      Jerusalem: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that an Israeli settler attacked Gethsemane Church in East Jerusalem; and what steps they are taking to...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response (1) to the statement by the government of Ethiopia that (a) its military shot at a UN convoy, and (b) it wants the UN...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that the Eritrean military is fighting in Tigray, (2) that people have been abducted and returned to Ethiopia,...

      Africa: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to extend the UK’s diplomatic presence across Africa, in particular into smaller countries.

      Mozambique: Islamic State

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (1) the government of Mozambique, (2) the African Union, (3) the Southern African Development Community, and (4) other...

      Overseas Aid: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of small international development charities on (1) the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to conclude the review of the evidence of the government of China's use of Uighur forced labour in Xinjiang; whether they plan to designate...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel has charged Palestinians for the demolition of their homes by the Israel Defence Force.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks they undertake into the potential incidence of modern slavery in the supply chains of each recipient of Official Development Assistance.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Brexit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the UK’s preparedness for the end of the transition period following the UK's departure from the EU.

    • Elections: Visual Impairment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of voting for blind and partially sighted people.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Financial Services: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Intellectual Property Office about the development of guidance similar to “know your customer” guidance for...

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