Written answers

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 15 of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, published on 24 December 2020, when the Working Group on Motor Vehicles and...

    • Bus Services: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to financially support coach operators in converting their fleets from Euro V to Euro VI emission standards.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government plans to take to reduce the disruption to key workers who have had vital driving tests cancelled since 2020 due to the...

      Department for Transport: Public Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2020 to Question 62617 on Department for Transport: Public Inquiries, if he will publish the existing (a) statutory...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the expiry date of Compulsory Basic Training certificates for motorcyclists,...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he is planning for the publication of reported road casualties in Great Britain for the year ending June 2020 to be delayed until March 2021.

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department is making on responding to its consultation entitled Consulting on ending the sale of new petrol, diesel and hybrid cars...

      UK Trade with EU: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the average length of delay at the border to hauliers exporting to the EU under the terms of the new trade...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of recently imposed Tier 3 covid-19 restrictions in London on jobs in the (a)...

    • Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits aligning the deadlines for all Green Homes Grant Local Authority...

      Hydrogen: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to stimulate private investment in green hydrogen production facilities; and what discussions...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to ensure installers can undertake their commitments as part of the Green Homes...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the net zero strategy will be published; and whether that strategy will include reductions in emissions necessary...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the net zero strategy; and whether that strategy will include plans to meet the UK’s...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the net zero strategy will be published; and whether that strategy will include plans on the emissions reductions...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's BEIS Electricity Generation Costs (2020) published on 24 August 2020, what estimated...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's BEIS Electricity Generation Costs (2020) published on 24 August 2020, if he will...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's BEIS Electricity Generation Costs (2020) published on 24 August 2020, if he will...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps to measure the effect of Green Homes Grant scheme funding on the energy performance certificate...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals on its commitments arising from the New Decade, New Approach deal.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 60 have died by suicide in the last 12 months.

    • Period Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle period poverty.

      Mental Health Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve mental health support for men to reduce levels of male suicide in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire.

      Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 908883 and the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 122771 on Independent...

      Maternity Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many maternity wards there were in hospitals in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to indemnify GP practices for public and employers liability under the clinical negligence scheme for...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the non-renewal of local Mental Health Support contracts in Poplar and Limehouse constituency, whether he has plans to...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      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 children’s mental health services.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of access to dialectical behaviour therapy.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Downing Street press conference of 5 January 2021, if he will confirm whether £12 billion has been allocated...

      Mental Health Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what provisions the NHS has made to deliver dialectical behavioural therapy online.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for people seeking talking therapies; and how many people are on talking therapy waiting lists as at 5...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will publish any data it collects on the number of patients that recover from covid-19.

      Eating Disorders: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the increase in the number of children and young people being admitted to hospital with...

      Coronavirus: Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data used to differentiate between leisure centre activities when setting out which could be pursued under the...

      Coronavirus: Theatres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the scientific basis was for the decision to close theatres in Tier 3 local covid alert level areas; and what assessment he has made...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) the algorithm or methodology that combines the five indicators to determine the covid-19 tier system for an area...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will plans reply to the letters of 15 July 2020 and 13 August 2020 and telephone call of 7 November 2020 from the hon....

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to revise covid-19 restrictions on patient visiting in hospitals.

      Hospitals: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will be provide further funding, in addition to the £450 million announced in January 2020, to support the...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish details on how to apply for the new Global Health Insurance Card.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letter of 13 November 2020 from the Leader of Kingston upon Hull City Council, Stephen Brady OBE, on...

      Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) patients and (b) wider society of delayed or cancelled elective procedures in hospitals...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to upgrade (a) A&E departments and (b) intensive care units prior to winter 2020-21.

      Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will support Trial Development Days run by (a) the National institute for health research (NIHR) and (b) Cancer Research UK to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what protocols his Department has put in place to minimise the risk of disruption in the supply chain for the distribution of the...

      NHS: Weather

      What steps he has taken to prepare the NHS for winter 2020-21.

      Kettering Hospital

      If the Minister of State for Health will meet with (a) representatives of Kettering General Hospital and (b) hon. Members for north Northamptonshire to review redevelopment plans at Kettering...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      What recent discussions he has had with (a) the devolved Administrations and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the Barnett consequentials of allocations from the Stronger Towns Fund for health and social...

      Strokes: Health Services

      What steps he is taking to improve (a) aftercare and (b) rehabilitation for victims of stroke.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      What progress he has made on the (a) administration and (b) distribution of covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      What plans he has to train healthcare professionals in communicating the (a) safety and (b) effectiveness of covid-19 vaccines.

      Mental Health Act 1983 Independent Review

      What plans he has to implement the recommendations of the final report of the Independent Review of the Mental Health Act 1983, published on 6 December 2018.

      Neonatal Herpes: Health Education

      What steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of neonatal herpes.

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on increasing (a) recruitment and (b) retention of (i) doctors and (ii) nurses in the NHS.

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of frontline NHS employees were born in the EU.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been diagnosed with malnutrition on admission to hospital since December 2019.

      Tobacco: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the ongoing investigation in accordance with the European Union Commission implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/779, what...

      Doctors: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many additional doctors have been recruited to (a) Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability for the public to respond to the PHE Prescribed Medicines Review: Call for case studies issued...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the temporary measure allowing medical abortions to happen outside a clinical environment, what steps his Department...

      Coronavirus: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to amend the list of people who are extremely vulnerable to covid-19 to include people with learning...

      Care Homes: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that agency staff have access to home covid-19 testing kits to enable them to obtain a test result...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Welsh Government’s social care workforce payment scheme and plans for similar payments in other devolved...

      Hospices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to protect staff and patients in hospices from covid-19; and whether he has made an assessment of the potential...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of PCR covid-19 tests carried out that have produced a false positive result.

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) safety of student nurses on coronavirus wards and (b) effect on the personal finances of those...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of positive covid-19 cases have been missed in each Operation Moonshot pilot of rapid covid-19 testing.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether parents or guardians who cannot work because they need to provide childcare for a dependent as a result of that dependent being...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applications for covid-19 self-isolation support payments have been turned down since that scheme was introduced in (a) Leeds...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps people should take who wish to request a covid-19 test and who do not have internet access or an email address.

      Coronavirus: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many schoolchildren have tested positive for covid-19 in Bermondsey and Old Southwark constituency in each of the last four months.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who were notified to self-isolate by the NHS covid-19 contact tracing app before recent changes making them eligible for...

      Foetal Tissue

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies on consent regarding the transportation and use of human...

      Coronavirus: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to agree to the request from Brighton and Hove City Council for the seven day temporary mobile testing unit...

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which hospital laboratories in the West Midlands have been commissioned by NHS Test and Trace to process covid-19 samples.

      Parents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce financial support for parents who are ineligible for the Test and Trace payment and who need to provide childcare at...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme to workers told to self-isolate who are not in receipt of qualifying benefits...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £22 billion allocated to NHS Test and Trace is being spent on Serco's national contact tracing system.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to make the contract tracing covid-19 app accessible and user-friendly for deaf and hard of hearing...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date covid-19 tests were made available for people living in (a) retirement complexes and (b) sheltered accommodation; when rapid...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to continue provide all local authorities with the 5 per cent discretionary top-up to fund the £500 self-isolation...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government’s covid-19 self-isolating payment scheme announced on 27 August 2020, how many people have applied...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 contact tracing services capture information on contacts that occur after a person has...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified in respect of Deloitte's contract to manage the provision of a test and trace service at a...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have successfully accessed the £500 self-isolation payment; and what estimate he has made of the proportion of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the difference was between number of covid-19 tests undertaken and number of test results sent to people who had been tested in each...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance track and trace operatives are given on contact tracing positivecovid-19 test results from in-patients in hospitals.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment since it was introduced, broken down by the smallest available...

      UK Lighthouse Labs Network: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that public sector procurement in relation to Lighthouse laboratories prioritises local UK...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people adhere to self-isolation rules when asked to do so after contracting, or found to be a close contact of someone...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have had to wait for (a) 24 hours, (b) between two and three days, (c) between four to seven days and (d) more than one...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified at a performance meeting in respect of the Government's contract with Randox Labs in its role in...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the level of compliance with the policy of self-isolation for identified contacts with covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have been advised to self-isolate in (a) Bexley Borough and (b) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency in each of the last...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any issues have been identified at a performance meeting in respect of the Government's contract with Lighthouse Labs and its...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding to enable local authorities to administer (a) discretionary payments and (b) other...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the Government does not report the number of cases where people have recovered from covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been available on average each day in each region in the latest period for which figures are available.

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the 21 companies that Serco has subcontracted to work on NHS Test and Trace.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Test and Trace Support Payments have been (a) awarded and (b) refused in each (i) geographic region and (ii) employment sector.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether health professionals (a) are required to be and (b) have been present onsite at covid-19 testing centres at all times.

      Abortion: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what reports his Department has received from NHS trusts on women attending a hospital for haemorrhaging after an early medical abortion...

      Coronavirus: Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the transmission rates of covid-19 in personal care settings; and if will publish the data...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of whether there is potential risk to allergy sufferers of the covid-19 vaccination; and what...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a child under the age of five can accompany their parent on a walk with another adult from a different household, who is not in...

      Coronavirus: Golf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the covid-19 risk assessment in support of closing golf courses in England; and what the differences in risk are...

      Coronavirus: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there was a statutory basis for the restrictions on overseas travel in the Government's Tier 4: Stay at Home guidance published...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to protect people from fraudulent advertising online of untested or misleading covid-19 vaccines.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to bring forward legislation to improve access to sexual and reproductive health services for women.

      Coronavirus: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate supply of personal protective equipment for (a) the NHS and (b) social care...

  • Leader of the House

    • Divisions: Electronic Voting

      To ask the Leader of the House, whether he has requested data from party whips on the number of backbench votes being cast by individual party whips during proxy voting in the House of Commons;...

  • Department for Education

    • Extended Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to meet with sector representatives from the wraparound and holiday childcare sector to discuss the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students are exempt from the restrictions on travel between areas in different covid-19 tiers.

      Schools: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with Zurich Municipal on (a) fire safety in schools and (b) their findings published 5 September 2020 that schools...

      Sikhs: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to issue new guidance on teaching (a) about Sikhism in secondary schools and (b) diversity and inclusion in KS2 and KS3.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the new covid-19 variant VUI-202012/01, what plans his Department has for remote online learning for schools to protect staff and...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of closing early-years settings alongside the closure of primary and secondary schools...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the financial costs of securing (a) PPE, (b) cleaning costs and (c) staff replacements for early years providers...

      Higher Education: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to reduce the maximum fee for higher education tuition.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria was applied for the distribution of the funding of £10 million to improve school discipline announced on the 28 February 2020.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the finding of the survey by Pregnant Then Screwed that 46 per of mothers who had been made redundant or expected to be made...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish the further education White Paper.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Health and Social Care on incorporating children’s social care services into...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to help protect early years practitioners from contracting covid-19.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that nursery and early years staff have access to (a) mass testing, (b) PPE and (c) covid-19 vaccines following the...

  • Treasury

    • Personal Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to provide for hairdressers who have had to pay national insurance, pension contributions and other additional furlough costs on top...

    • Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need for support during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown for business in the coach and minibus sector, which do not...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on the implementation of the Levelling Up Fund; and whether that fund will be administered by the (a) Northern Ireland...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to tackle toxic air.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made on the duty review for alcohol announced in the spring Budget 2020; and what assessment he has made of the potential economic...

      Beer and Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of lowering the tax burden on pubs and small breweries to support recovery after the covid-19...

      Exports: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK's fashion and textile sector of the decision to end the VAT Retail Export Scheme.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of reintroducing the (a) £10,000 through the Small Business Grant Fund and (b) targeted Retail, Hospitality...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need for support during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown for (a) breweries and (b) other businesses within the...

      Holiday Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need for Government support during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown for self-catered accommodation owners, who do not...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library copies of correspondence in which he sought epidemiological advice on the Eat Out To Help Out scheme before the...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need for Government support during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown for businesses in the (a) wedding industry and (b)...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that future covid-19 business support grant schemes distributed by local authorities are based on the number of businesses and employment...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to tackle climate change.

      Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the need for Government support during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown for businesses in the travel agency industry,...

      Service Industries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide additional support to the hospitality and night time sector during the second wave of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the £594m discretionary fund announced to support businesses impacted by the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown will be accessible to (a)...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the merits of a German -style scheme where Government pays a certain percentage of revenue lost, for a business effected by...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the changes to state aid rules as a result of the UK leaving the EU.

      Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Local Restrictions Support grant will be available for (a) coach operators, (b) tour operators, (c) fairgrounds, (d) tour guides and (e)...

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on (a) jobs, (b) investment and (c) profitability in the financial...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the financial situation of recipients of the mortgage holiday scheme’s payment of mortgage breaks...

      Financial Services: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to seek a future agreement with the EU on financial services.

      Financial Services: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on UK GDP of the treatment of financial services in the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement.

      Financial Services: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues on including financial services in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

      UK Trade with EU: Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the loss of passporting rights under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the (a) ability of...

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on (a) UK wages and (b) trends in the National...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that developing countries have access to covid-19 vaccines.

    • Overseas Aid: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to maintain the Government's £500m annual budget to tackle malaria internationally.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that low-income countries have access to adequate supplies of the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when will he respond to the correspondence sent by the Member for East Londonderry on 6th November 2020 on employment with defence contractors.

    • Armed Forces: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force have (a) policies on (i) encouraging tree planting and (ii) managing trees on their land and (b)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on disabled people of the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to support unpaid carers during the covid-19 outbreak; and what plans she has to support unpaid carers in the future.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people are in receipt of (a) employment support allowance and (b) personal independence payment as a result of a long covid diagnosis.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what financial support is available to people who have been diagnosed with long covid.

  • Home Office

    • Agriculture: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many locations under the Seasonal Workers' Pilot scheme were inspected by UK Visas and Immigration in each month from April 2019 to...

    • New Businesses: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of individuals in who were granted start-up visas in 2019 earned over £73,900 per annum; and if she will...

      Visas: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on the willingness of an applicant for a same sex spouse/partner visa to submit the application...

      UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to assist people who are unable to attend UKVCAS centre appointments as they are shielding.

      British Nationality: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of applications for British citizenship were concluded within (a) three months, (b) six months, (c) nine months...

      Immigrants: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will reverse the current plans for rough sleeping to become grounds for refusal or cancellation of permission to be in the UK; and if...

      UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many appointments UK Visa and Citizenship Application Services are available each week at Core sites which do not require a fee.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether students who arrive in the UK to complete their studies by 6 April 2021 will be eligible for the Graduate Immigration Route.

      Immigration: EEA Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for citizenship from EEA citizens have been rejected since 30 September 2020 due to the applicant not holding...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many foreign nationals from (a) inside and (b) outside the EU were relocated for work purposes into the UK in 2019 by each of the visa...

      Migrant Workers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, what assessment she has made of whether travel restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic have reduced the number of professional staff being...

      Overseas Students: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Home Affairs, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a longer term study visa to make the UK more attractive to international students.

      Windrush Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her planned timescale is for fully implementing the recommendations of the Windrush Lessons Learned Review.

      Visas: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of spouse/partnership visa applications in each of the last three years have been for same sex partners (a) in...

      Migrant Workers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many individuals were relocated into the UK using the intra-company visa system in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Immigration: Windrush Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the outcome of her review of the compliant environment; and whether that review includes the effect of the No...

      Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the General Register Office plans to introduce an officially-recognised digital version of death certificates.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many workers were affected by breaches of the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme in each year from 2006 to 2013.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers' Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many labour providers supplying workers under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers’ Scheme had their licenses revoked in each year...

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that urgent requests to expedite outstanding applications to remain in the UK are considered in a timely...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department will accept applications from EU citizens under the EU Settlement Scheme who arrive in the UK after the 31 December...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the potential (a) legal and (b) socioeconomic...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Soya Beans: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of banning imports to the UK of soy from illegally deforested land.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the financial contribution of the arts and culture to London’s wider economy; and...

  • Department for Transport

    • Birmingham New Street Station: Commonwealth Games 2022

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to hold discussions with the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022 organising committee and Network Rail over the case for improving the signage...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Water Supply

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any impact of the construction of Phase 1 of HS2 on the cost of public water supply.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any damage caused by the construction of Phase?1 of HS2 on chalk aquifers; and what estimate they have made of the costs...

      Urban Areas: Pollution Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to accelerate the decarbonisation of city centres, including banning diesel and petrol vehicles from heavily built-up areas.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Internet: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring forward legislation on online safety.

    • Entertainments and Sports: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to partner with the sport and entertainment sectors to underwrite contingency insurance for live events.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Bereavement Support Payment: Cohabitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the High Court judgment in R (Jackson and Simpson) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2020] EWHC 183 on 7 February 2020, when they intend to...

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