Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of direct ferry links for haulage from France to the Republic of Ireland on the Welsh economy.

    • Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of direct ferry links for haulage from France to the Republic of Ireland on UK businesses.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of public charging points in Staffordshire Moorlands for electric vehicles; and if he will ensure that there are...

      Cycling: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to maintain signage for cyclists to ensure their safety.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the promotion of the use of fluorescent clothing by cyclists.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend the validity of driving theory tests due to the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

      British Transport Police: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the British Transport Police on the deployment of officers on the rail network in (a) England and (b) Tier 4...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the National Bus Strategy.

      Bus Services: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility of the disabled person's bus pass to cover peak services.

      Freight: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the change in the level of haulage through-traffic from the Republic of Ireland to the EU via Great Britain since the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure pensioners’ properties are installed with insulation to tackle cold-related...

    • Energy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to provide support to people with energy costs during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on retrofit solutions for publicly funded housing.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the regional distribution is of institutes receiving funding through Government sources for the development and...

      Post Offices: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many post offices there were in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the APPG for Marine Energy on the UK Marine Energy Council’s...

      Nuclear Powered Vessels: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will issue guidance on the response of coastal local authorities in relation to (a) public health, (b) marine,...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support businesses in areas under (a) tier 2 and (b) tier 3 covid-19 restrictions that are...

      Shipping: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what insurance cover the UK holds in respect of nuclear accidents involving nuclear-powered civilian or military...

      Nuclear Powered Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what duties a coastal local authority has in the event that a nuclear-powered vessel is granted safe haven on its coast.

      Biodiversity and Climate Change: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the effect...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many jobs the Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution will create in the Dudley North constituency.

      Biodiversity and Climate Change: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in the Official Development Assistance on the UK’s...

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of further investment in tidal stream and wave...

      Research: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the...

      Water Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of refining the pot structure of the Contracts for...

      BiFab: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the potential closure of Burntisland Fabrications...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's publication entitled Offshore wind manufacturing investment support: request for...

      Renewable Energy: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the share of UK manufacturing content in renewable energy developments that are...

      Imports: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK businesses do not use (a) cotton from Xinjiang and (b) other...

      Catering: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons caterers are not able to resume teaching lessons in their home in areas under tier 3 covid-19 restrictions.

      Fireworks: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to restrict the public sale of 1.3G effect fireworks.

      Fireworks: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to ensure that unsafe fireworks are (a) not imported into and (b) not sold to the public in the UK.

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether self-catering holiday lets are eligible for support through the Local Restrictions Support Grant (Closed)...

      Bookshops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that independent bookshops receive the support they need to help them to reopen in...

      Bookshops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing urgent support to independent book shops that have not...

      Bookshops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the contribution of local independent book shops to local knowledge and culture within...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his ministerial statement on the Energy White Paper, on 14 December 2020, if he will publish the...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to assess the potential merits of easing covid-19 restrictions on weddings through...

      Social Rented Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what grant funding is available to the social housing sector for (a) the installation of solar panels and (b) energy...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) directly managed, (b) retail outlets and (c) outreach Post Office Branches have been closed at any point...

      Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Office of National Statistics...

      COP26 Youth and Civil Society Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place in the Library the Terms of Reference of the COP26 Youth and Civil Society Advisory Council.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, when the next quarterly update on progress on the implementation of the New Decade, New Approach agreement outlined under Annexe F of that...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Wansbeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) mean and (b) median average distance is that people from Wansbeck constituency have had to travel to access a covid-19 test.

    • Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's policy is on eligibility for the Test and Trace Support Payment for parents of primary aged children who need to...

      Test and Trace Support Payment: Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme to include...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the eligibility criteria of the £500 Test and Trace Support Payment scheme to allow people who self-isolate with...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance is being provided to Resilience Forums on public communications on what to do in the event that an individual has covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of compliance of students with advice to use a (a) covid-19 home testing kit and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of credit agency reference checks on the proportion of people eligible to receive a covid-19...

      Serco: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how trained and recruited contact tracing staff were notified of the news that Serco was to reduce the number of contact tracers it was...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the viability of moving the supply of covid-19 tests to areas of the UK with unmet demand.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the average cost of a covid-19 test when using (a) commercial partner and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      What steps his Department is taking to increase Covid-19 testing capacity.

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase covid-19 testing capacity in London.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase covid-19 testing capacity.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who tested positive for covid-19 and were asked to provide details of close contacts by email were...

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to standardise IVF access criteria across Clinical Commissioning Groups in England.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to reduce discrepancies in access to IVF treatment across CCGs in England.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who have received a negative covid-19 test in a context other than the care home visitor testing programme will be able to...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to draft explicit guidance for carers of people with dementia to ensure that dementia patients are able to...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the circumstances are in which the easements provided for in the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014 would be...

      Social Services: Conditions of Employment and Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve pay and working conditions for social care workers.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of administering covid-19 vaccines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish the number of people that have received a covid-19 vaccination by (a) week in which the vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people tested positive for covid-19 following a lateral flow test in each week since 1 November 2020; and of those how many (a)...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were (a) admitted and (b) discharged from each Nightingale hospital in each month of 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of adult care home residents received the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine by 3 January 2021.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the process is for arranging a covid-19 vaccination for carers employed directly by their client rather than by the NHS, a local...

      Coronavirus: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency have received a covid-19 vaccine as of 7 January 2021.

      Coronavirus: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency are in the top four priority groups for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients in (a) Derbyshire and (b) Amber Valley constituency are in phase 1 priority groups for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 vaccines administered each day are administered in Sefton.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including people in receipt of domiciliary care in their own homes in covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that clinically vulnerable emergency service workers are prioritised for the covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of moving stem cell transplant recipients who have a non malignant blood disorder...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prioritise teachers in special schools for the covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the medical evidential basis was for his Department's guidance on children resident in households with clinically extremely...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine if the second dose is administered...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence for the decision to administer the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine 12 weeks after the...

      Exercise: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage exercise among 13 to 17 year olds.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure referrals to (a) Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and (b) Improving Access to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 29 October, 2 December and 16 December...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to identify high risk and vulnerable groups in the community to ensure a quick and effective roll-out of a...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the number of (a) NHS and (b) outsourced staff working in hospitals who are experiencing symptoms of (i)...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer question 100432 tabled by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston on 7 October 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's criteria is for lifting the national lockdown covid-19 restrictions introduced on 5 January 2021; and whether that...

      Terminal Illnesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether visiting a person who is terminally ill is a permissible reason for staying away from home overnight under the January 2021...

      Mental Health Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the accessibility of online talking therapies for patients with mental health needs and...

      Coronavirus: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what rate of covid-19 infection will be used to justify the opening of the Birmingham Nightingale hospital.

      Coronavirus: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason takeaway alcohol sales from pubs and restaurants are not permitted in the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown on the same...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of provision of mental health support for 16 to 18 year olds.

      NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2020 to Question 120891 on NHS Trusts: Subsidiary Companies, what criteria he will use to measure...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in response to the effects of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans provide a response to Question 108295, tabled by the hon. Member for Poplar and Limehouse on 23 October 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to provide a substantive response to Question 124814 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, tabled on 3 December 2020 by the hon....

      Palliative Care: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to improve the standard of palliative care during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to indicative budgets from NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, what the average spend was on a palliative care patient in...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will increase their investment in (a) palliative and (b) hospice care for 2021 to support people approaching the end of...

      Coronavirus: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) mental and (b) physical health of unpaid carers.

      Abortion: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will review the process for completing abortion notification HSA4 forms so that they reflect medical complications...

      Hospices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £150 million in additional funding to support the hospice sector in response to the covid-19 outbreak that...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on finding a cure to Alzheimer's disease.

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many lateral flow tests have been requested by universities for testing students on their return after Christmas; and whether those...

      Health Professions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS workers have died from covid-19 (a) in total and (b) since 1 August 2020.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support his Department provides to care homes to help them meet the additional costs of providing (a) increased staffing...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of improved recognition of palliative care needs and services outside hospitals on (a)...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, (a) what assessment he has made of the additional costs faced by care homes of implementing his most recent guidance on care home visits,...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of making a distinction between cases of covid-19 infection among staff and...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) advice and (b) guidance provided by the (i) Chief Medical Officer and (ii) Public Health England on the...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure disabled people can access support services during the covid-19 outbreak without proving their disability.

      Abortion: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 November 2020 to Question 54271, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that advice given during...

      Coronavirus: Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current guidance is on visitation for people in supported living settings.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the information provided to women undergoing consultation for late-term...

      Dementia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the health and wellbeing of people with dementia of excluding them from the clinically...

      Nurses: Sussex

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

      Life Expectancy

      What progress his Department has made on improving life expectancy levels.

  • Wales Office

    • Freight: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on the effect of direct ferry links for haulage from...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on children with ADHD and autism of being mis-described as having behavioural issues; and what estimate he...

    • Special Educational Needs: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what incentives are in place to encourage employers to offer supported internships to young people with Education, Health and Care Plans.

      Adult Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the demand for further education from adults resident in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Herefordshire.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment the Department has made of the effect of the UK failing to agree a deal on the future relationship with the EU on food pricing on the...

      Turing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse is of setting up the Turing scheme; and whether that cost was included in the £100 million of funding recently...

      Children: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the percentage of children in Wirral eligible to attend school under the current government guidance; and what assessment...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the criteria is for reopening schools and educational settings during the covid-19 outbreak in England.

      Race Relations: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that discussions of race-related issues in the curriculum and schools are politically impartial.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will bring forward proposals for a tuition fee rebate for students who have had to study remotely as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on the provision of laptops to children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional teaching support is available to university students during the January 2021 lockdown period while they do not have full access to...

      Universities: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he had with university leaders on the adequacy of the support available to students with mental ill-health.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to incentivise young people to enrol in non-university routes of higher education.

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support his Department provides to non-maintained nurseries.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to fairly assess GCSE and A-Level students who were scheduled to retake their exams in 2021 and having left their...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support schools to educate their students about the dangers of carrying a knife.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will update the Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: schools guidance to include guidance for special schools.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to special schools on the provision of in-person education for children with education, health and care plans during the...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprentices are unable to complete their training as a result of backlogs in functional skills tests.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Solitary Confinement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many children were in solitary confinement in (a) young offender institutions and (b) secure residential homes in England over the Christmas 2020 period.

    • Young Offenders: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many youth cautions have been given by the police for a sexual offence in England and Wales in each year from 2015.

      Evictions: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the number of evictions was in (a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) the Yorkshire and the Humber region in each year between 2010 and 2020.

  • Attorney General

    • Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, on how many occasions since 2010 the CPS has decided that a prosecution for rape is not in the public interest where the perpetrator has confessed.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Research on Improving Systems of Education programme (RISE) funded by his Department, what...

    • Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to research funded by his Department from J-PAL affiliates Bandiera, Buehren, Goldstein, Rasul, Smurra,...

      Developing Countries: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the findings from the Young Lives at Work Covid Telephone Survey, what assessment he has made of the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many employee hours were spent on the 2020 ODA prioritisation process.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on allowing British visitors the right to stay within the...

      Overseas Aid: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) deaf and (b) disabled children throughout the world of the...

      Iceland: Climate Change and Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen relations with Iceland on (a) sustainable fishing and (b) research and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many establishments his Department operated in Scotland in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010, (f) 2015 and (g) 2020.

    • Ministry of Defence: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff have been on (a) secondment and (b) internship to his Department from (i) the Scottish Government and (ii) Crown and Prosecutor Fiscal...

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many civilian and uniform personnel his Department employed in establishments in Scotland in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010, (f)...

      Cybercrime: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on Government financial support for measures to safeguard against cyber threats to...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the armed forces are working at the NHS headquarters in Skipton House London (a) to assist with the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine...

      Clyde Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the gross figure was for his Department's expenditure on maintenance and support for the UK’s at sea nuclear deterrent at HMNB Clyde in (a)...

      Saudi Arabia: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Deposited Paper DEP2020-0835 committed on 9 December 2020, how many Saudi personnel at each rank have benefited from training funded by the...

      Saudi Arabia: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to Deposited Paper DEP2020-0835 committed on 9 December 2020, which Saudi bodies and/or units have benefited from training funded by the...

      Sri Lanka: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 6 February 2020 to Written Question 11516 on Sri Lanka: Military Aid, whether an Overseas Justice and Security Assistance...

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will make it his policy to end UK engagement in training programmes with the militaries of countries under internally oppressive and undemocratic...

      Nuclear Weapons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much of the £10 billon contingency for the strategic nuclear deterrent has been drawn down in each year since that programme commenced.

      Ministry of Defence: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the proportion of land owned by his Department that is wooded.

      Commonwealth War Graves Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 123741 on Commonwealth War Graves Commission, what progress his Department has made on that matter.

      Ministry of Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the gross amount was of expenditure by his Department in Scotland in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010, (f) 2015 and (g) 2020.

      China: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether any of the second-hand airframes purchased for AWACS will be sourced from China.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to publish the Defence and Equipment Plan, 2020-30.

      Ministry of Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the gross amount is of expenditure by his Department in (a) 1990, (b) 1995, (c) 2000, (d) 2005, (e) 2010, (f) 2015 and (g) 2020.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department’s staff can retrospectively correct information posted on a claimant’s universal credit journal without...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will extend the criteria for the Kickstart scheme to include people under 25 who (a) had an Education Health and Care Plan before...

      Food Poverty: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to alleviate food poverty levels in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of increasing carer's allowance on levels of poverty experienced by carers.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that married women who are state pension age before April 2016 and receive less than 60 per cent of their...

      Pension Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on pensioners’ consumer rights.

      Pensioners: Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on existing protections available to pension...

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps her Department has taken to (a) investigate and (b) rectify errors made in the payment of the state pension to retired women.

      ASW: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of the level of pensions paid to former ASW steelworkers.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make it her policy to stop national insurance contributions made by women who have not yet reached state pension age, but were...

      Pensioners: Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on pensioners’ lifetime savings.

      Severe Disability Premium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will temporarily increase the qualification period for the Severe Disability Premium Gateway to assist qualifying persons who have been...

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Access to Work fast-track assessment process is available to all disabled workers to enable them...

      Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of implementing support measures for out of work homeowners similar to the support...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of extending support for former business owners during the covid-19 outbreak by not including monies...

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what (a) discussions and (b) coordination have taken place between her Department and the Welsh Government to ensure that those in receipt of...

      Social Security Benefits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimates her Department has made of the number of people who have had welfare payments stopped due to being in receipt of the Welsh...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on claimants of the new employment and support allowance of having to wait for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seabed: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that bombs detonated under the ocean uses the deflagration method to protect...

    • Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether it is his policy to introduce a deposit return scheme for drinks containers from 2023; and if he will make a statement.

      Environment Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK environmental protections; and what assessment he has made of the...

  • Home Office

    • Police: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on prioritising police officers in the rollout of the...

    • UK Visas and Immigration: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of correspondence sent by hon. Members to UKVI receive a substantive response within the 20-day service standard.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many new police officers have been recruited since 2019 by region of deployment.

      Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Prime minister's oral answer on 1 July 2020, Official Report, column 327 and his meeting with the hon. Member for Ayr,...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many staff have been on (a) secondment and (b) internship to her Department from (i) the Scottish Government and (ii) Crown and...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to appoint a Migrants' Commissioner.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the deportation of people who are in the process of appealing a criminal conviction.

      Immigration Removal Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the compatibility with Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights of steps taken by her...

      Colnbrook Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to ensure that people in Colnbrook immigration removal centre are able to access (a) legal representatives, (b)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether all new homes will be required to meet the accessible and adaptable standard following the consultation on...

    • Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to prioritise accessible housing for older and disabled people during the covid-19...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the moratorium on evictions in England beyond 11 January 2021 during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy to (a) require building owners to cover costs for (i) remedial work related to fire...

      Water Companies: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make water companies statutory consultees in medium and large scale planning applications; and if he will...

      Environment Protection: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the ability of the English planning system to enforce environmental standards.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of homelessness of ending the moratorium on evictions in England...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Fisheries: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many members of the UK’s team in the negotiations on the UK's future relationship with the EU in...

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a limit applies to the number of adults from the same household visiting essential retail venues...

      Elections: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to voter ID pilots, where voters will be able to collect their local elector ID from in the...

      Death Certificates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many death certificates cited covid-19 as a (a) primary cause and (b) contributory cause of death in each...

      Honours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish data on the demographics of those who have received honours in the last five years.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Great Britain to Northern Ireland movement of goods...

      Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that there are minimal delays at the border due to non-tariff...

  • Treasury

    • Self-employed: Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the 31 January 2021 deadline by six months for the self employed who have taxes to be paid for the tax year 2019-20.

    • Self-employed: Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to remove the simple interest applied on HMRC's Enhanced Time to Pay mechanism for self-employed people with taxes to pay for the...

      Children's Play: Facilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 July 2020 to Question 72196 on Children's Play: Facilities, whether soft play centres are included in the temporary 5 per cent...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if the Government will require businesses to actively offer furlough to clinically extremely vulnerable employees.

      Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the VAT rate on building refurbishment works to zero.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether removal companies require a Goods Movement Reference to transport personal effects from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 2020 Spending Review, whether the £14.6 billion announced for Research and Development in 2021-22 is part of the £22...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the stamp duty deadline in response to delays in completions resulting from the covid-19...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending eligibility for Business Support Grants to all small business, regardless of whether they...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Gorton of 13 November 2020 on outdoor markets.

      UK Research and Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 2020 Spending Review, when the £350 million of funding announced for UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) will be made available;...

      Farmers: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Welsh government on the need for a support fund for sheep farmers in the event that there is no agreement on the...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to update his Department's guidance, Managing public money, in response to the findings of the Public Accounts Committee on the Town Deals...

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the plastic packaging tax on the production of compostable packaging in the UK.

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the forthcoming plastic tax has an equitable administrative and economic effect on businesses in the bioeconomy.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support the Government is making available to businesses entering Tier 4 covid-19 lockdown areas.

      Treasury: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the directorates are in his Department.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) effectiveness of Government support for hospitality businesses during the covid-19...

      Treasury: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been made of racist behaviour in the workplace by staff in his Department in each of the last five years, by directorate.

      Treasury: Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many days have (a) posts, (b) director-level posts and (c) director-general-level posts been vacant in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Treasury: Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many working days have been lost to staff sickness in his Department in each month of the last five years, by directorate.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letters of 11 April 2020, 22 May 2020 and 23 June 2020 and telephone calls of 13 August 2020 and 7 November 2020 from...

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will place in the Library his Department's staff in each directorate by (a) headcount, and (b) full time equivalent staffing.

      Treasury: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff, (b) director-level staff, and (c) director-general level staff have left a post in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to reply to the letters of 29 July 2020 and 24 August 2020 and telephone call of 7 November 2020 on the Small Breweries' Relief...

      Treasury: Discrimination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints have been made by staff in his Department of sexist behaviour in the workplace in each of the last five years, by directorate.

      Duty Free Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the abolition of (a) the VAT Retail Export Scheme and (b)...

      Treasury: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) staff, (b) director-level staff and (c) director-general level staff have taken up a post in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Sugar: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential revenue accruing to the public purse from expanding the tax on sugary drinks to include sugary foods.

      Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the discretionary grant fund allocated to local authorities to provide further assistance...

      Plastics: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the proportion of plastic packaging used to protect food that will be subject to the plastic packaging tax.

      Treasury: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many information gateways there are in operation in his Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

      Banks and Building Societies: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many branches of (a) banks and (b) building societies there were in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in (i) 2010 and (ii) 2020.

      Business: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with the Bank of England on the potential effect of changes to the VAT regime on business cash flows in the final...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of problem gamblers aged 18 and under; and what steps he is taking to...

    • Sportsgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to support sporting venues that are unable to open solely for the purposes of elite sport as a result...

      Youth Centres: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many youth centres there were in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      UK Safer Internet Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of funding for the UK Safer Internet Centre after...

      Social Media: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is able to take to protect the right to free speech from censorship by social media platforms.

      Cinemas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 14th December 2020 to Question 127515, what additional funding allocations he plans to make...

      Public Libraries: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many libraries there were in the Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what further steps the Government needs to take to achieve data adequacy recognition from the EU.

  • Prime Minister

    • First Minister (NIA)

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last had discussions with the First Minister of Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

    • WAG First Minister

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last had discussions with the First Minister of Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Emmanuel Macron

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last spoke to President Macron of France; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Relations: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he last spoke to An Taoiseach; and if he will make a statement.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Question

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education on encouraging more schools to take part in the period product scheme.

    • Question

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on supporting older people in accessing pension credit.

      Question

      What recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on reducing economic inequality and poverty.

      Question

      What recent representations she has received on the effect of Government policy on pregnant women during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Equality: Training

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of unconscious bias training.

  • Department for Transport

    • Eurostar: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have provided to ensure the continued operation of Eurostar services; and whether they have provided any such support to assist...

    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct additional road maintenance while there are restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Driving Licences: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, what plans they have to extend the renewal date for driving licences that expire in January...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 December (HL11338), what suggestions the International Union of Railways have made "to enhance the take up of...

    • Climate Change Convention: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 23 December (HL13338), whether the draft of their multifaceted travel plan will be available for public...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards preparing for COP26.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance to NHS England on the rapid deployment and financing of integrated transport plans for District General Hospitals, including...

    • Protective Clothing: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their standards for personal protective equipment; and what plans they have, if any, to change those...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure compliance with legal requirements to wear masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19.

      Air Pollution: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any link between poor air quality in city centres and any increase in (1) COVID-19, and (2) respiratory diseases, in urban areas.

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a list of so-called ‘VIP’ companies, for whom the awarding of contracts to supply personal protective equipment may be accelerated;...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to widen gambling treatment services; and what targets are in place for (1) the percentage of gamblers to be treated, and (2) the date by...

      Vaccination: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to optimise vaccination protocols for older adults.

      Pectus Excavatum: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential inclusion of pectus deformity surgery in the Commissioning through Evaluation programme.

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that they awarded personal protective equipment (PPE) contracts to companies with records of human rights abuses; what...

      Doctors: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 4 May 2020 (HL3062), what steps are now being taken to expedite the registration of those doctors who are...

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of delays to HPV vaccinations arising from the COVID-19 pandemic; and when they expect to have rectified any such delays.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have from the UK of COVID-19 appearing in blood samples.

      Suicide: Risk Assessment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists Self Harm and Suicide in Adults, published in July, what steps they are taking to address any...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the NHS COVID-19 application has notified people that they need to self-isolate.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of COVID-19 patients in hospitals are diagnosed with the virus (1) before being admitted, or on (2) day 1, (3) day 2, (4) day 3, (5) day 4, (6) day...

      Coronavirus: Italy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any evidence of variants of COVID-19 which can be traced to specific countries of origin; and if so, what proportion of reported COVID-19 cases...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of smartphone users in the UK who have downloaded the NHS COVID-19 Application.

      Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of supplying puberty blockers to those aged under 16; and what plans they have, if any, to prevent this practice in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed to communal living facilities, including almshouses; and whether such vaccines will be delivered on site at these...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the steps taken by Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in response to the report by the Care Quality Commission following...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that people (1) who only have a private GP, and (2) who are not registered with an NHS GP, are able to access COVID-19...

      Asthma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Respiratory Health Improving asthma outcomes in the UK, published on 23 November, what steps they...

      Child Gambling: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children with gambling addictions have received treatment from the NHS since the opening of the first child gambling clinic.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospital beds there were in England in (1) 2010, and (2) 2018.

      Coronavirus: Sports Competitors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to offer COVID-19 vaccines for (1) professional sportspeople, and (2) members of the British Olympic and Paralympic Teams for the Games in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of immunocompromised people in England who will not be able to benefit from a COVID-19 vaccine; and what discussions...

      Older People: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 5 November (HL9501), what assessment they have made of The Sunday Times insight investigation, published on...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Accident and Emergency units there were in England in (1) 2010, and (2) 2018.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any hospitals have had to change their admission criteria for COVID-19 to reduce in-hospital patient numbers; and if so, which such hospitals have done so.

  • Department for Education

    • Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been registered as having special educational needs each year since 1991; and what assessment they have made of those numbers.

    • Children: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 7 December (HL10633), what assessment they have made of the impact of school exclusion on those children who...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Peers: Attendance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many members of the House of Lords did not attend any proceedings between 12 December 2019 and 20 December 2020.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army: Motor Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are offering for sale at least seven ex-Ministry of Defence MAN HX18.330 SV6T flat-bed trucks in Germany, advertised as unused.

  • Home Office

    • Undocumented Migrants: English Channel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their agreement with the government of France to address migrant activity in the English Channel, agreed on 28 November, how many French...

    • Immigrants: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial relief to those in the UK who have no recourse to public funds but cannot return to their countries of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide pre-settled status for EU citizens who can demonstrate their intention to settle in the UK before 31 December...

      Asylum: Penally

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that security guards confiscated a Christmas meal donated by volunteers to the Penally asylum camp in Pembrokeshire.

      Asylum: Barton Stacey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any dispensation of relevant planning regulations has been (1) required, or (2) sought, for the proposed establishment of temporary accommodation to house...

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