Written answers

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which ferry routes have been affected by the redeployment of ferries to support the transportation of freight since the UK left the EU.

    • Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UK Classic Car Industry is supported in the event of future restrictions on the use of petrol...

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support walking and cycling schemes.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions officials in his Department have had with Luton Council on funding for road repairs.

      Transport for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of a new funding model for Transport for London.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many doses of covid-19 vaccine were produced for the UK on 13 January 2021.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many vaccine vial filling plants are operating in the UK; and are the plants operating at (a) weekends and (b) on...

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many vaccine manufacturing facilities (a) for the production of raw materials, active ingredients, coupling and...

      Pets: Animal Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the financial viability of dog kennels, catteries...

      Business: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what (a) funding and (b) incentives are available to support businesses to recruit new members of staff.

      Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what happens to funding allocated to local authorities as part of the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and...

      Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to increase funding allocations for local authorities which have distributed their allocated funds...

      Additional Restrictions Grant and Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether local authorities receive funding for the Local Restrictions Support Grant (LRSG) and Additional Restrictions...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to extend the Green Homes Grants: Local Authority Delivery Scheme (LAD) after March 2021.

      Retail Trade: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government plans to take in response to the recommendations of the Law Commission's report on...

      New Businesses: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many start-up businesses in their first year of trading have (a) liquidated and (b) dissolved in the 2019-20...

      Contracts: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether it is permissible under the Contracts for Difference regime for top-up payments to be made to third parties...

      Contracts: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent tax avoidance by participants in the Contracts for Difference scheme.

      Contracts: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether top-up payments to be made to third parties are permissible, under the Contracts for Difference regime.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish guidance for employers on employees' use of the NHS Test and Trace app at work; and if he will make...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will work with businesses in the hospitality industry to establish a strategy to ensure businesses can recover...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with businesses operating in the hospitality sector on the level of economic support needed...

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government will take to engage Scotland’s renewable energy trade associations in the delivery of...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of covid-19 on supply chains in the hospitality industry.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support businesses in the hospitality supply chain that have not received financial support...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average dual energy bill was for a household in (a) Hemsworth Parliamentary constituency and (b) Yorkshire and...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to reduce fuel poverty in winter 2020-21.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Portsmouth South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the St James’ vaccine centre in the Portsmouth South constituency is planned to receive the equipment and doses it needs to...

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the rapid covid-19 testing procedure agreed between (a) his Department, (b) Public Health England and (c) Jaguar Land...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that asymptomatic domiciliary care workers providing intimate care for clinically extremely vulnerable...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 incidents relating to hospital workers are categorised as (a) hospital or (b) workplace setting incidents in his weekly...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 112072, tabled by the hon. Member for Salford and Eccles on 5 November 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to extend the mobile vaccination model being used to support the vaccination of care home residents and workers in the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to include teachers amongst occupations prioritised in the first phase of the covid-19 vaccination roll out.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2020 to Question 125929 on Abortion: Drugs, how people without access to a computer can submit a...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which local authority areas have been chosen to trial plans allowing specific family and friends to visit care homes supported by testing.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of inconsistent lateral flow tests on the adequacy of testing undertaken to facilitate visits...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department holds on the effect of alcohol consumption on the efficacy of the covid-19 vaccine.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals to NHS psychological therapies services there were per year in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people caught covid-19 as a hospital inpatient since September 2020; and how many and what proportion of those people died in...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what preparations his Department is making for the increase in numbers of people with long covid following the winter 2020-21 spike in...

      Mental Health Services: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health support made available to LGBT people during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2021 to Question 122693 on Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne, what is included in the definition of...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the rate of referrals per 100,000 is to mental health services for (a) children and (b) adults; and what those rates were in each of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific basis that informed his decision not to include non-cohabiting couples in the scope of support bubbles...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to restrict people working within other people's homes during the period of the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Disease Control: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2021 to Question 124185 on Disease Control: Coronavirus, if he will publish data for each setting...

      Mental Health Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the forthcoming Mental Health Act white paper, what the Government's timetable is for bringing forward legislative...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he made of the effect of the covid-19 tier restrictions on people's wellbeing who could not attend community lunches over...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to retain support bubbles in the event that tighter restrictions are introduced during the January 2021 covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the viability of allowing changes to childcare bubbles at shorter notice than the expiry of the minimum...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the food outlet/restaurant setting category of the covid-19 incident report differentiates between incidents in indoor eating and...

      Coronavirus: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has assessed the potential risk of transmission of covid-19 between visually impaired people and their guides

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of public health restrictions on exercise on people’s mental health.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2021 to Question 130071, what consideration the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation gave...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a covid-19 vaccine passport.

      Kidney Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people traveling in Europe who require it will continue to be able to access kidney dialysis...

  • Wales Office

    • Business: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment his Department has had made of the adequacy of the economic support available for Welsh businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Education

    • Question

      What steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of education received by school pupils during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of childcare arrangements for key workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue guidance to local authorities to continue funding early years providers based on the January 2020 census count so a provider's...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support he plans to provide for undergraduate students whose university education has been disrupted by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Pre-school Education: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether children receiving remote learning from their early years provider during the covid-19 lockdown will be counted in the January 2021 census as...

      Remote Education: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide additional support to schools to ensure equivalent quality of home learning for disabled children as in a school environment.

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his Department's policy that free school meals should not cover the February 2021 half-term.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional support for university students who have caring responsibilities for...

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent guidance his Department has published on the status of young carers during the covid-19 outbreak; what steps his Department is taking to...

      Nurseries and Primary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis was for the decision to provide covid-19 test kits to primary schools and local authority-run nurseries but not to private,...

      Secondary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage secondary school pupils to take up lateral flow testing in schools.

      Primary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that primary school staff are able to access lateral flow testing.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many participants there were in the Erasmus+ programme in 2020-21; and how many of those participants were from Wales.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has of the adequacy of support for parents delivering home learning.

      Vocational Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional provisions he will make for BTEC students who are still required to take their exams, in order for them to be assessed and graded...

      Schools: Garston and Halewood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether schools in Garston and Halewood constituency can order additional digital devices during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown period.

      Children: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children do not have access to a laptop or tablet for the purpose of remote learning in England, as of 11 January 2021.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether (a) primary and (b) secondary schools will be required to remain open during the February half-term holiday for the children of key workers.

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how data on (a) covid-19 infection rates and (b) staff absence for covid-19 related reasons among staff in education settings is collected by his...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that people working in (a) early years and (b) other childcare settings are a priority for covid-19 vaccination.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking with local authorities to ensure that they have sufficient supplies of mobile broadband dongles to distribute to pupils so...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy that schools remain open to vulnerable and key worker children in the February half-term and Easter holidays.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to update Public Health England guidance in response to the new covid-19 variant; and when that guidance will be available to schools.

      Pupils: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent guidance his Department has issued to (a) parents and (b) teachers regarding recommended traveling distances between home and school for...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that external candidates who have entered into exams for 2020-21 that have been cancelled can receive qualifications.

      Schools: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the steps schools need to take to conduct the January 2021 school census during the covid-19 England national lockdown.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish their response to the 2018 Home Education oversight consultation.

      Children: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure a child-focused approach to safeguarding children is taken in homes with domestic violence.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria he plans to use to determine when schools will re-open to all pupils as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Children: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that school children are not affected by poor air quality; and what steps his Department has taken to deploy air...

      Air Pollution: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the importance of (a) air quality and (b) the associated health effects of air pollution are being taught in...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industry on ensuring employers do not put pressure on employees to...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the guidance on teacher assessments has been made available to teachers of A-Levels and GCSEs.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will amend the definition of a health and social care worker in the guidance to schools to include (a) counsellors and (b) all mental health...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason nursery providers are not included in his Department's lateral flow testing programme to support covid-19 testing to detect...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to implement covid-19 lateral flow testing for staff working in the maintained and private nursery sector.

      Special Educational Needs: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will issue separate guidance on remote learning for special education schools.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support the Government will provide to (a) early years and (b) other childcare settings that have to close for safety reasons during the covid-19...

      Schools: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, is he will take steps with (a) schools and (b) local authorities to ensure that (i) physiotherapy and (ii) other additional support usually delivered...

      Vocational Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that BTEC students who will not sit exams receive a fair grade at the end of their courses during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Administration of Justice: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what evidence he has that charges sent by post for single justice procedure offences have been received by the respective defendants.

    • Remand in Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether there have been any identified cases of covid-19 transmission as a result of remanded defendants being taken to court and supervised in court...

      Prisons: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that prison teachers and other staff with desk-based roles within prisons are only undertaking essential duties and...

      Wormwood Scrubs Prison: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in HMP Wormwood Scrubs have (a) been tested and (b) tested positive for covid-19 in each of the last six months.

      Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many convictions there were for offences relating to animal cruelty in (a) England and (b) Wales in each year since 2015; and if he will make a...

  • Treasury

    • Economic Growth: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on promoting economic growth to support the recovery from covid-19 outbreak.

    • Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to remove the 25 per cent duty that is now incurred on steel sold into Northern Ireland from outside Great Britain as a result of the...

      Carbon Emissions: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to provide a long term budget for the carbon price compensation scheme.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the viability of deferring Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme repayments in the context of the introduction of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many full-time equivalent civil servants in his Department are working on developing new policy initiatives to support people during the covid-19 outbreak.

      New Businesses: Company Liquidations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the number of businesses ceasing trading in their first year in the 2019-20 financial year.

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what Government support is available for people classed as self-employed solely for the 2019-20 tax year who have experienced a loss of income and are...

      Energy: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to remove VAT on household energy bills in response to the effects of the covid-19 outbreak on household finances.

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support is available for self-employed people in the entertainment sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Protective Clothing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of waiving VAT on personal protective equipment sales until the end of 2021.

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cost is to the public purse of the reduced rate of VAT for the (a) hospitality sector, (b) accommodation and (c) attractions to date.

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of VAT registered businesses have taken advantage of the deferral of VAT payments due between 20 March and 30 June 2020; and...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer on 11 January 2021 to Question 133991 on the Self-employment Income Support Scheme, what plans he has to include newly self-employed...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to enable people who were previously unable to access the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to apply for support through...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps HMRC is taking against umbrella companies who advised their clients to use disguised remuneration schemes.

      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 holiday to mitigate the effect of logistical delays occurring during...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason furlough pay for people who were originally furloughed in March 2020 and have retained their job is determined solely by their pre-pandemic...

      Veterans: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of armed forces veterans that (a) are subject to or (b) have settled to avoid being subject to the Loan...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the temporary reduction in VAT for hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions on levels of...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the stamp duty holiday on new homes in response to delays to building work due to the covid-19 lockdown.

      London Capital and Finance: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to his statement of 17 December 2020, what the eligibility criteria will be for further compensation for former London Capital and Finance...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his priorities are for the UK’s UN Security Council Presidency in February 2021.

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision by the US Secretary of State to designate the Houthis as...

      Africa: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) support is he is providing to tackle the risk of famine in (i) parts of...

      Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2021 to Question 130648, on Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee:...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with Ethiopian counterpart on the importance of reports of human rights abuses being...

      Nigeria: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the report of 24 December 2020 by Christian Solidarity Worldwide entitled Church leaders...

      Uganda: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to (a) the Ugandan Government and (b) the international community on the arrest...

      Uganda: Elections and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Government of Uganda on the conduct of elections and the upholding...

      Kurdistan: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to recent reports of the escalation of violence in Kurdistan, what recent discussions has he had...

      Question

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to strengthen UK relations with ASEAN countries.

      Question

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to strengthen UK relations in the Indo-Pacific.

      India: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with members of the Punjabi diaspora living in the UK who have raised concerns about...

      Israel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on that country’s covid-19 vaccination rollout.

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the bulldozing and demolition of Ras Ein Al Auja, a Bedouin community in the Jordan...

      India: Foreign Relations

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to strengthen UK relations with India.

      Human Rights

      What recent progress he has made on the next round of sanctions designations under the Magnitsky sanctions regime.

      EU Countries: Borders

      What discussions he has had with (a) his counterparts in EU member states and (b) the Secretary of State for Transport on the diplomatic implications of the operation of the UK's border with the...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      What steps he is taking to support the 2016 peace agreement in Columbia following the recent killings of human rights defenders and trade unionists in that country.

      Israel: Foreign Relations

      What recent steps he has taken to improve UK relations with Israel.

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on forcibly displaced people in fragile and developing countries.

      India: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his Department's policy is on the concerns raised about the infringement of human rights on farmers...

      Kashmir: 4G

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indian Government on restoring 4G internet access in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Kashmir: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indian Government on the killings carried out by the Indian Army in...

      Sri Lanka: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last spoke to his Sri Lankan counterpart.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he made of the implications for his policies of the the Sri Lankan Government's recent passing...

      Sri Lanka: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the forced cremation of covid-19 victims in Sri Lanka, whether he has raised the WHO guidelines...

      Kashmir: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Indian Government on the (a) welfare and (b) release of Kashmiris in...

      Hong Kong: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Hong Kong Government on border restrictions on people travelling from...

      Amar Fayaz

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the disappearance of Pakistani youth activist...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      What recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Zimbabwe.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on poverty rates in the Global South.

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of (a) the attack on 2 December 2020 on the...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      What progress the Government has made through international co-operation on tackling climate change.

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his counterpart in Nigeria on the continuing intimidation of (a) the...

      Africa: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation for refugees and internally displaced people in (a)...

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take in response to Iran increasing uranium enrichment to 20 per cent.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the evidential basis to support the Prime Minister's 19 November 2020 statement that the increase in defence spending will create...

    • Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to provide appropriate air cover for troops taking part in the UN peace keeping mission in Mali.

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of troops taking part in the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali.

      RAF Menwith Hill: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people work at NSA/NRO Menwith Hill; and how many of those people are (a) US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines, (b) US contractors, (c) US...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Scottish Government has made any request to the armed forces for support in the covid-19 vaccine rollout in Scotland.

      Israel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has received guidance from the Government of Israel on the involvement of military personnel in the covid-19 vaccination rollout...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many people were recruited to the (a) Army (b) RAF and (c) Royal Navy in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of integrated training strategies for the armed forces, allowing reservists to join regulars during...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the capability is of each army medic team to support the covid-19 vaccine rollout.

      Army: Robots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what type of robots the Government plans to deploy 30,000 of in the British Army by 2030.

      Bomb Disposal: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many occasions army bomb disposal units were called out in Northern Ireland in 2020; and on how many of those occasions it was established that...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many troops are available to support the covid-19 vaccine rollout in Scotland.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the universal credit standard allowance for claimants aged under 25 who...

    • Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of removing the £20 per week uplift to universal credit and working tax credits on...

      Pension Schemes Bill (HL)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 1311810 on Pension Schemes Bill powers, by what means she plans to ensure that none of...

      Social Security Benefits: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to uprate legacy benefits.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Lord Chancellor on court fine deductions applied to people in receipt of universal credit and the...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) receipt and (b) non-receipt of furlough payments on in-work claimants in receipt of...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps he is taking to ensure that small independent business will be given the same priority as larger corporations such as supermarkets...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households are not having their benefits capped as a result of the benefit cap grace period.

      Unemployment Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of unemployed young people who are not claiming unemployment-related benefits.

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 134451 on Universal Credit: Maladministration, for what reason can welfare benefits...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on yellow card warnings and benefit sanctions.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what equality impact assessment she has made of the effect of the benefit cap during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Mining: Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to include coal miners in the prescription and guidance for D11 primary carcinoma of the lung where there...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 133744 on Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus, for what reasons claimants are...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing time-bound targets for increasing Pension Credit uptake.

      Personal Independence Payment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of personal independence payment claimants have had their claim accepted at appeal following an initial...

      Pensions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Canadian Government on a reciprocal social security agreement with the UK covering the uprating...

      Pension Wise: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people living in Hartlepool had a Pension Wise guidance appointment by telephone or in person from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the length of the benefit cap grace period.

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent work coaches her Department employs; and what the average caseload is for each full-time equivalent work coach.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have begun placements under the Kickstart scheme in (a) Portsmouth South constituency, (b) Hampshire and (c) the UK.

      Pensions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department has responded to recent representations from the Canadian Government on proposals for a reciprocal social security...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Assistance Animals: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to obtain Part 1 Listed Status under the Pet Passport scheme for assistance dogs and their owners.

    • Assistance Animals: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the UK-EU trade deal on travel (a) to the EU and b) to Northern Ireland for...

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is he taking to ensure that local authorities are prioritising the elimination of air pollution.

      Coronavirus: Clinical Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether used covid lateral flow test kits must be treated as clinical waste.

      Waste: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of residual waste sent to landfill, incineration and transfer stations that...

      Air Pollution: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that climate crisis resolutions passed by local authorities are followed by action across...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the air quality in each local authority area; and whether his Department...

      Supermarkets: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will have discussions with supermarkets to request that security guards act to encourage the use of masks by customers...

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many applications for Export Health Certificates have been made on each day of the last four weeks.

  • Home Office

    • Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what training police officers receive on dealing with people who have mental health issues.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle criminals who attempt to defraud (a) the most vulnerable and (b) other citizens during the...

      Youth Mobility Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether a decision has been taken on the expansion of the Youth Mobility Scheme to European nationals.

      Donald Trump

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she will prohibit Donald Trump from entering the UK following his impeachment for incitement of insurrection by the US Congress.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on the asylum and immigration system.

      UK Visas and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue was generated by the charge for overseas customer emails enquiries related to UK visa and immigration updates in each year...

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress the Government has made on the introduction of the Hong Kong British National Overseas visa scheme.

      Falun Gong: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to extend the Government’s Country Policy and Information Note on Falun Gong in China to include Hong...

      Detention Centres: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the potential level of risk of continuing to operate immigration removal centres during the covid-19...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's timescale is for the change of provider of the ASPEN card for asylum support payments.

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people applied for asylum at Scottish (a) ports and (b) airports in each of the last five years.

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2021 to Question 136030, whether a person being initially processed at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal...

      Immigrants: Coroanvirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will suspend the in-person reporting of migrants to immigration reporting centres for the duration of the covid-19 lockdown announced...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will ensure that all school age children in initial asylum hotel accommodation have access to adequate (a) space, (b) internet...

      Asylum: Hunger Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers in supported accommodation are currently refusing food or fluid.

      Detention Centres: Hunger Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people in immigration removal centres are on hunger strike as of 14 January 2021.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy that English Language Schools that have been forced to close under the covid-19 restrictions...

    • Local Government: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) long term financial support and (b) expert advice he is making available to local councils that have declared...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on whether the discretionary grant funding for local authorities...

      Holocaust Memorial Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to mark Holocaust Memorial Day on 27 January 2021.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, in addition to plans to regenerate England’s cities with new homes, what steps he plans to take to help ensure...

      Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities, and Local Government, what progress the Building Research Establishment is making on research on trigger thresholds.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that applicants to the Building Safety Fund are able to speak publicly...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will publish the latest data on the number of public sector buildings where combustible insulation...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make it his policy that in the event that a change in his policies on energy ratings requires owners of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to ensure more effective coordination across central and local governments in the (a)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Construction: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Department is taking to ensure that all sub-contractors working on taxpayer funded...

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the £1.9 billion allocated by the Government to the National Cyber Security Strategy...

      Access to Elected Office for Disabled People Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Elected Office Fund will be reopened.

  • Department for International Trade

    • UK Trade with EU: Non-tariff Barriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of non-tariff barriers, including but not limited to documentary, identity and physical checks,...

    • UK Trade with EU: Import Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the effect of prospective future EU tariffs contained within the rebalancing clauses of the UK-EU Trade and...

      British Airways and Easyjet: Loan Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the loan guarantee support from UK Export Finance for EasyJet and British Airways, if she will publish all relevant...

      Trade Agreements: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason annex III of the UK's trade agreement with Kenya does not contain the same references to the consequences of human rights...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Food Banks: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 infection rates on the (a) number of UK foodbank volunteers...

    • BBC: Educational Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what data his Department holds on the (a) number of hours of school-age educational programmed content on the BBC and (b) amount of...

      Educational Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on trends in the level of (a) original programming hours and (b) broadcast hours of (i)...

      Educational Broadcasting: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what data and information his Department holds on trends in the level of (a) original programming hours and (b) broadcast...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the UK negotiating team rejected an offer from the EU to enable visa-free travel for musicians across the UK and EU.

      Arts: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the arts, entertainment and recreation workforce (a) was been eligible for and (b) received support from...

      Digital Technology: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2020 to Question 128963 on Digital Technology: Small Businesses, what steps are being...

      Business: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 18 December 2020 to Question 130068, what steps the Government is taking to encourage sign-up to the...

      Culture Recovery Fund: Worcestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on delivering support for the culture and heritage sector through the Culture Recovery...

      Telecommunications (Security) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the provisions for designated vendors in the Telecommunications (Security) Bill supersede the existing provisions for...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the National League Board on (a) the distribution of funds to National League Football...

      Swimming: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific evidence that informed the decision to close outdoor swimming facilities during the January...

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the latest scientific evidence supporting the closure of golf courses during the January 2021 covid-19...

      Tennis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific advice for the decision to extend the national restrictions commencing on 5 January 2021 to...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans his Department has to encourage gym usage once public health restrictions are lifted.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Minister for Equalities of 13 January 2021, Official Report, column 276, where in her first report on the...

  • Department for Transport

    • Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the task group, announced on 15 June 2019, intended to improve the consistency of council enforcement to tackle fraud and misuse, and to improve awareness of...

    • Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have established with the EU, if any, to share data on (1) vehicle number plates, (2) vehicle owners, and (3) vehicle keepers, from EU...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons given by (1) UK Research and Innovation, and (2) the Medical Research Council, for (a) rejecting, and (b) accepting,...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage investment in (1) so-called 'Wave 2', and (2) other future generations of, vaccines for COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom (1) the Medical Research Council, and (2) UK Research and Innovation, are accountable for decisions taken to support research into COVID-19 vaccines.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many gigawatts of electricity they forecast will be required in 2030; and from what sources such electricity will be generated.

      Licensed Premises: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to include non-profit private members’ clubs as a qualifying category for the Christmas Support Payment for wet-led pubs; and if not, why not.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 4 January (HL11621), what is the absolute number of TrustMark registered businesses now certified to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many GP practices have refused to participate in COVID-19 vaccinations.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide recipients of COVID-19 vaccinations with a certificate that is recognised both nationally and internationally.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent (1) an appropriate person, or (2) the appropriate authorities, can monitor what will happen if a person only receives one of the two doses...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the total number, and (2) the percentage, of NHS COVID-19 tests that have recorded (a) positive, (b) negative, and (c) inconclusive, results for...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the total number, and (2) the percentage, of NHS COVID-19 tests that have recorded (a) positive, (b) negative, and (c) inconclusive, results...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the total number, and (2) the percentage, of NHS COVID-19 tests that have recorded (a) positive, (b) negative, and (c) inconclusive, results...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they are providing for research into COVID-19 vaccines for medically extremely vulnerable groups.

  • Department for Education

    • Primary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used to determine the London boroughs in which primary schools would not open at the scheduled beginning of term in January.

    • Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) students, (2) teachers, and (3) other staff, at (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, and (c) further education institutions, have been reported...

      Remote Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 25 November 2020 (HL10314), what progress they have made with mobile network operators to provide access to...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of whether current guidelines for schools are sufficient to address the spread of (a) the strain of COVID-19 identified in the...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports that the Israeli Defence Force used tear gas and rubber-coated bullets during an...

    • Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a bombing of a paediatric hospital in Gaza on 26 December 2020.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of increasing numbers of incidents of hit-and-run incidents by Israelis in the West Bank where limited action is...

      Jerusalem: Religious Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) increasing numbers of incursions by Israelis into the courtyard of Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, and (2) Israeli...

      Occupied Territories: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the database published by the Yasser Arafat Foundation Private Ownership by Palestine Refugees Data on 24 February 2020; and what...

      West Bank: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that olive trees are being destroyed by Israeli settlers in the West Bank.

      Israel: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) local staff, and (2) UK nationals, have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in (a) the UK embassy in Tel Aviv, and (b) the UK consulate in Jerusalem.

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to support the provision of COVID-19 vaccines (1) to the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and (2) Palestinian prisoners in Israel.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 30 November 2020 (HL10390), when the Foreign Secretary will publish the outcome of...

      Gibraltar: UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement for Gibraltar.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Mali: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long they expect members of the British Armed Forces to remain in Mali.

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what witnesses with maritime warfare expertise they provided to the Public Accounts Committee's oral evidence session on delivering Carrier Strike on 28 September 2020.

      France: Aircraft Carriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the government of France about their new planned nuclear strike carrier.

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents involving civilian deaths in Mali have included the involvement of British soldiers.

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support, if any, the Royal Air Force provides to British soldiers assigned to operations in Mali.

      Mali: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British soldiers (1) have been injured and (2) have died in operations in Mali since the UK's deployment of troops as part of the UN's peacekeeping mission.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Air Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of the (1) procurement, and (2) deployment, of professional high-efficiency particulate air...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to reduce the risk of flooding for communities that have already experienced flooding in the last 12 months.

    • Nature Reserves and Wildlife Trusts: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial viability of wildlife trusts and nature reserves.

      Nature Reserves and Wildlife Trusts: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial viability of (1) wildlife trusts, and (2) nature reserves.

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of access to insurance for households affected by the 2019/2020 winter floods.

      Fisheries: Sustainable Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote sustainable fishing.

      Plants: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the conditions governing the importation of trees and shrubs, in...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the introduction of the points-based immigration system, what they estimate net migration levels in the UK will be in (1) 2021, (2) 2022, (3) 2023, (4)...

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to the children of asylum seekers who are expelled from the UK following imprisonment for a criminal offence.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce the same space standards for all new housing as those agreed for housing constructed under Permitted Development Rights.

    • Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many neighbourhood plans are now in force; and where there are neighbourhood plans, how many additional homes in aggregate have been granted approval compared...

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all mortgage repayments and interest payments for leasehold flats with unsafe cladding purchased under the Help to Buy Scheme have been reset to zero...

      Neighbourhood Development Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their White Paper, Planning for the Future: planning changes in England in 2020 and future reforms, published on 6 August 2020, what...

      Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Working Group on Electrical Safety in the social rented sector to commence.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why analysis of the number of (1) school workers, and (2) other key workers who had COVID-19, has not been included in ONS infection surveys since 6 November 2020;...

    • Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform or update the Honours (Prevention of Abuses) Act 1925.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of deaths in the UK in (1) 2015, (2) 2016, (3) 2017, (4) 2018, (5) 2019, and (6) 2020.

      Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many nominations for honours were (1) received, and (2) awarded, broken down by region or nation in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average age of people who have had COVID-19 cited as a contributory cause of death in the last four weeks; how many such people were (1) 0–18,...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any existing unlimited-value open licences for the export of military equipment do not permit any governments...

    • Medical Equipment: Export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce export licensing controls for equipment used for the removal, freezing, or transportation, of organs to countries where there...

      Trade Agreements: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks made by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 7 December 2020 (HL Deb, col 1085), what plans they have to enter free trade negotiations with...

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