Written answers

Thursday, 21 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on Access for All funding for Leagrave Train Station.

    • Railways: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the rail Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements allow rail operators to seek dispensations or exemptions from Rail Vehicle Accessibility...

      Railways: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements amend any rail operator’s franchise obligations in relation to providing accessible services...

      South Western Railway: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has (a) received an application for and (b) granted a dispensation from the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2010 requirements in...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications for dispensations or exemptions from the Rail Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2010 his Department has received in the last two...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of each Train Operating Company’s fleet that is not compliant with the Rail Vehicle Accessibility...

      South Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131410 on South Western Railway: Rolling Stock, what the proposed timeline is for the South...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 133125 on Railways: Repairs and Maintenance, what discussions he has had with stakeholders to...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 130811 on Railways: Fares, what the cost to the public purse is of keeping trains running during...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 133116 on Railways: Coronavirus, what measures his Department introduced to ensure the safety of...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 133116 on Railways: Coronavirus, what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of...

      Railways: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131401 on Railways: Quarantine, if he will make it his policy to publish sector wide data on the...

      Free Zones: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what funding is available for (a) the port of Bristol and (b) other free ports now that the UK has left the EU.

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to encourage local authorities to improve the approval rate of blue badge applications for people with hidden disabilities.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he has taken to ensure the suitability of the location of covid-19 testing sites for goods drivers requiring a negative test before...

      Driving Tests: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of offering free driving theory tests to individuals who have been prevented from take...

      Luton Airport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of Luton Airport on the ban on international travel during the covid-19 lockdown...

      Railways: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to make the rail network more accessible to those who have (a) autism and (b) other hidden disabilities.

      Heathrow Airport: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to oppose a third runway at Heathrow.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the operation of the driving test system; and if he will extend the expiry date...

      Aviation: Portugal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his restriction on direct flights from Portugal includes Madeira; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the review into Transport for London’s future financial position and future financial structure being conducted by KPMG and as set out in...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing a MOT extension for drivers who are in high risk groups and shielding as a result of...

      Leamside Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has undertaken an environmental impact assessment of (a) reopening the Leamside Line and (b) opening a Leamside South line.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the funding allocated to local authorities in England for electric charging infrastructure in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21.

      South Western Railway: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, the date on which he was informed of South Western Railway’s plans to terminate its on-board catering contract with Elior.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Manufacturing Industries: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring British manufacturers to clearly market the origin of...

    • Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what additional support the Government is providing to local authorities to ensure the provision of accessible electric...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help support car sales during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether a state aid limit operates on payments to businesses made after 31 December 2020; what the value of that limit...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2020 to Question 122697 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, how much funding his...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to avoid gaps in the delivery of supplies of the covid-19 vaccine affecting areas of (a) London...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many individual doses of the (a) Pfizer Biontech vaccine and (b) Oxford Astra Zeneca vaccine NHS England had taken...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the decision by Pfizer to make changes to manufacturing processes of its covid-19 vaccine to boost production...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government is planning to provide any further support with fuel and utility costs for people working from...

      Shops: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making it mandatory for shops to offer hand sanitiser to customers.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure employees are not forced to go into workplaces that are not...

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will instruct Ofgem to extend the claims period for the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive in response to the...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential default rate for SMEs that took out loans under the Bounce...

      Shops: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has been made of the potential merits of making the use of hand sanitiser mandatory in shops.

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund: Take-away Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether businesses providing takeaway services during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown are eligible for the top up...

  • Attorney General

    • Department for Work and Pensions: Databases

      To ask the Attorney General, how many information gateways there are in operation in her Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

    • Slavery: Children

      To ask the Attorney General, how many prosecutions for offences against children there have been for the Offence of Slavery, Servitude and forced or compulsory Labour under the Modern Slavery Act...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to vaccinate people who are homeless and rough sleeping.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are in each priority groups for phase 1 of the covid-19 vaccination programme, by ethnicity.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are in each of the priority groups for the covid-19 vaccine, by region.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 vaccine candidates within a particular age decade will be offered that vaccine in order of their year group, date of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on the vaccination of workers who are currently in the UK but employed overseas and need to have the covid-19 vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make foster parents a priority group to receive the covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that blind and visually impaired people have access to the information they need on covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the proportion of the individual doses of the (a) Pfizer Biontech vaccine and (b) Astra Zeneca vaccine that were distributed to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that blind and partially sighted people receive notice of covid-19 vaccinations appropriately.

      Coronavirus: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to assess the (a) suitability and (b) accuracy of tests used for the mass covid-19 testing pilot in Liverpool.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what target times his Department has set for the return of covid-19 test results.

      Coronavirus: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 testing in Scotland is provided by the UK Government.

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) location, (b) terms of reference and (c) monitoring and evaluation indicators of the test and dine pilot scheme.

      Deloitte: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 June to Question 48980, why the contract with Deloitte for covid-19 testing did not require that company to...

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) universities took part in the testing of students before their return home for Christmas and (b) lateral flow tests were (i)...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 lab tests returned results within the routine 24-72 hour window in the latest period for which figures are...

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the data his Department holds on the proportion of confirmed covid-19 cases among people who are asked to self-isolate...

      Test and Trace Support Payment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending Test and Trace payments to provide support for parents of...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been asked to self-isolate through Track and Trace who did not qualify for the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications of the lateral flow test pilot programme having taken place in local authority areas with...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make additional resources available for local contact tracing in response to the high covid-19 infection rates.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support the Government will provide to local authorities in Tier 3 to allow for the (a) establishment and (b) staffing of...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applicants for a covid-19 home test kit have failed the TransUnion check in the last quarter.

      Coronavirus: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timescale is for rolling out mass covid-19 in Warrington; and what assessment he has made of the potential merits of rolling...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many applicants who have failed the TransUnion check have subsequently obtained the covid-19 home testing kit in the last quarter.

      Baby Care Units: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2020 to Question 94484 on Baby Care Units: Coronavirus, what steps he is taking to ensure that...

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy to encourage employers to require employees to disable the use of the NHS Test and Trace app at work in...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to roll out mass covid-19 testing in (a) Wolverhampton and (b) Tier 3 areas.

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of herbal medicine in treating long covid; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many volunteer scientists have been volunteering in covid-19 testing laboratories in each month since June 2020.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to increase provision of specialist chronic fatigue syndrome services to meet demand for these services...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department is evaluating the effectiveness of the mass covid-19 testing pilot in Liverpool; and when he plans to publish the...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency guidance does not allow care staff to take lateral flow tests at home.

      Coronavirus: Kingston Upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the average turnaround time for covid-19 test results in Kingston Upon Hull West and Hessle...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to introduce an exemption to the existing covid-19 regulations to clarify what (a) contact and (b) travel is...

      Nurses: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nurses are on the temporary register created by the Nursing and Midwifery Council; and how many of those nurses have been...

      NHS: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the 47,000 retired doctors and nurses who volunteered to help the NHS in the first wave of the covid-19 outbreak are volunteering...

      Social Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have had to sell their homes to pay for care in England in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his oral contribution of 13 January 2021, Official Report, on a new impactful all-age autism strategy, when in spring...

      Dentistry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) NHS general dental practitioners, (b) private general dental practitioners, (c) community dentists and (d) other staff...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 134007, if he will undertake an assessment of (a) long covid and (b) the other...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what partnerships and support the Government is providing to genomic sequencing centres (a) in Africa and (b) globally to help identify...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of nursing students in England who have had the completion of their unversity education delayed...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of nursing students in England who have had their (a) clinical placements cancelled or (b)...

      Pancreatic Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the current research activity status is of clinical trials for pancreatic cancer in (a) England, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland.

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many nursing students in England have had their clinical placements cancelled due to the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 134007, what discussions he has had with NHS England, NHS trusts and foundation...

      Epilepsy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much public money has been granted to research into epilepsy in each of the last five years.

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131380, what the planned timescale is for testing and evaluating the new integrated...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment this Department has made of the number of daily deaths from covid-19 at which all covid-19 restrictions on (a) social and...

      Pregnancy: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on the safety of pregnant women of attending work when they cannot do their job from home...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the High-value Business Travelers Exemption policy on (a) public health and (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to family members of people experiencing serious mental health issues.

      Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new mothers developed PTSD after childbirth in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Coronavirus: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department categorises as essential work during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown period; and if he will publish guidance on...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people are able to continue to use their bubbles to support their childcare needs during the...

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Commission on Human Medicines' review of the use of epilepsy medicines in pregnancy, published on 7 January 2021,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has commissioned a best practice assessment of countries that are issuing covid-19 vaccinations at the fastest rates.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of prioritising school staff for covid-19 vaccines.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) steps he (i) is taking and (ii) plans to take and (b) financial support he (i) is providing and (ii) plans to provide to unpaid...

      NHS: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to fill vacancies for medical staff in the NHS.

      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 West Lancashire of 11 December 2020 on continuing care.

      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 West Lancashire of 9 November 2020 on actions to improve mental...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) establishing the NHS Nightingale hospital in Yorkshire, (b) operating the site from its...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to the letter from the Hon Member for Bristol West reference ZA6937 sent by email to the Minister...

      Mental Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce (a) regional and (b) socioeconomic inequalities in mental health care.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will review its policy on children under 12 meeting outdoors during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Commission on Human Medicines review of available safety data for epilepsy medicines during pregnancy, what steps...

      Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many assaults on patients by other patients in secure mental health units were recorded by (a) Clinical Commissioning Group and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in which (a) professions, (b) settings and (c) activities are covid-19 transmission rates highest.

      Coronavirus: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many education staff have contracted covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ease covid-19 restrictions in local authority areas as covid-19 vaccinations are rolled out.

      Health Professions: Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many retired (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) other health professionals have signed up to tackle covid-19 as of January 2021.

      Ashworth Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what risk assessment has been made of the decision to stop weekly testing of the all-clear siren at Ashworth high-security hospital.

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to update its guidance for young carers and young adult carers on the gov.uk website.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Question 117267 answered on 25 November 2020, on Coronavirus: Health Services, how many patients in (a) Feltham and Heston...

      Paramedical Staff: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of ensuring that student finance is available for people who already have a degree...

      Vaccination: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential effect of covid-19 vaccines on fertility.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make the covid-19 vaccination available to European nationals who have not confirmed their status under the EU...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to prioritise school teachers, school support staff and early years workers for covid-19 vaccination.

    • Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will consider the potential merits of requiring two parent households where one parent is a key worker to keep their children at home during the...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that the national covid strategy for early years settings is implemented effectively at a local level.

      Universities: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the external oversight of universities in the handling of cases of sexual misconduct.

      Children: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what specific guidance is in place for schools on determining the grades of pupils with visual impairment.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the cost to the public purse is of the contract with Chartwells UK for providing free school meals parcels to children.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will instruct Ofsted to prioritise their role in supporting and advising schools in responding to the covid-19 outbreak above returning to their...

      Free School Meals: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of free school meal packages provided to children in Slough.

      Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to provide support to parents who have to home school their children while working full time.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to reply to the letters of 9 November and 8 December 2020 from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on behalf of his constituent Chris...

      Remote Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of his policy of including as vulnerable those children and young people who may have difficulty engaging...

      Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will classify construction workers as key workers to allow them to send their children to school.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of his Department funding local education authorities to directly employ supply teachers for the...

      Remote Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to Answer of 18 January 2020 to Question 137170 on Children: Computers, by which date his Department expects that every child in need of a...

      Uni Connect Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he will set a budget for the next phase of the Uni Connect scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Ancillary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the cancellation of exams in summer 2021, what his guidance is on payments to exam invigilators employed on zero hour contracts; and...

      GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of students who were due to sit GCSE exams in summer 2021, whose GCSE exams were also cancelled in the 2019-20...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is making available to private GCSE and A Level candidates in response to the cancellation of examinations due to take...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason education supply staff are not automatically signed up to the flexible furlough scheme.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide financial support to schools to enable them to occupy larger buildings so that they can provide education to pupils in a...

      Remote Education: Printing Machinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the availability of printers in pupils’ homes by (a) phase of education, (b) free school meals eligibility, and...

      Oak National Academy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish data on relative usage levels for Oak National Academy in the current covid-19 lockdown compared to previous periods.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the eligibility for attendance at school by pupils during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown on (a) the...

      Remote Education: Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been requested by schools in Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough constituency during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown to...

      Basic Skills: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how functional skills qualifications are planned to be (a) graded and (b) assessed in 2021.

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will) provide additional financial support to nurseries during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown period.

      Further Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when further education institutions will receive further information on the (a) Government provision of laptops for students and (b) date by which...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of changing court proceedings to remote hearings to ensure the safety of the people involved...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases regarding the Child Maintenance Service have been heard at the Social Security and Child Support Tribunal in each of the last five years.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the guidance that HMCTS has received from Public Health England during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to exempt children from the increases in remand custody time limits introduced in The Prosecution...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the scientific advice supporting the decision to keep courts open throughout the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what armaments the UK exported from January 2018 to January 2021.

    • Arms Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent amendments her Department has made to export controls in the context of the potential provision of armaments to the Israeli...

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to improve reporting on open licences.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 133882 on planning permission, how long on average the 31...

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will announce further funding for the Everyone In scheme.

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of the Building Safety Fund has been paid out to date.

      Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the EWS1 process on the sale of flats in 2020; and if he will make a...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with the Royal Institute for Chartered Surveyors about the EWS1 process; and if he...

      Planning Permission: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to extend planning permissions set to expire during the 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

      Housing: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2020 to Question 128640 on Flats: Insulation, what steps his Department is...

      Housing: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131202 on Housing: Insulation, what recent assessment he has...

      Planning Permission: Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to include provisions to protect woodland in his proposals for planning reform.

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislation to allow local authorities to continue meeting remotely after May 2021.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when the judge-led review into how allegations of wrongdoing are raised and investigated, announced on 13 October 2020, is planned to be (a) concluded...

    • Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the completeness of his Department's database of alleged breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen.

      Armed Forces: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to inform foreign or commonwealth citizens currently serving in HM Forces of the eligibility criteria and steps they...

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the UK will remain committed to NATO’s conventional deterrence tasks, including Enhanced Forward Presence; what role the UK will play in...

      Type 31 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 135843, what the optimal delivery rate is for the Type 31 programme.

      Armed Forces: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 16 October 2020 to Question 102930 on Armed Forces: Visas, when he plans to launch that public consultation.

      Yemen: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many breaches of international law in Yemen by Saudi forces and its allies have been documented by his Department in its tracking document since...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the (a) number of people who had debt deductions from their legacy benefits in each of the last 12 months and (b) total...

    • Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new personal independence payments claims are open and awaiting an assessment prior to a final decision on award as at 18 January 2021.

      Universal Credit: Part-time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of universal credit claimants in part-time employment who are required by her Department to find...

      Forests: Working Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a statutory number of Forestry England site visits to (a) publicly...

      Universal Credit: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of trends in the number of veterans claiming universal credit in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Social Security Benefits: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on identifying people who are veterans in an application for claiming...

      Universal Credit: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish her Department's impact assessment on ending the universal credit uplift.

      Work Capability Assessment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance she has issued for people who cannot (a) access a face to face assessment due to covid-19 restrictions and (b) conduct a phone...

      Universal Credit: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in Hendon received a Universal Credit payment (a) at the most recent assessment and (b) in each of the twelve months prior to...

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to temporarily suspend personal independent payment reviews as a result of the covid-19 lockdown announced in...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of allowing claimants to contact her Department with general queries relating to their claims.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the cost of setting up an email channel for the public to contact her Department in respect of personal...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to take steps to enable the public to communicate with her Department by email.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to increase Pension Credit uptake through public awareness campaigns.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to speed up the processing of personal independence payment applications.

      Severe Disability Premium: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the number of people eligible for the Severe Disability Premium Gateway that have been unable to claim as...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what timescales her Department has set for private contracted firms to complete assessments of personal independence payments.

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the deployment of IT equipment to allow more of her Department’s staff to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak...

      Personal Independence Payment: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training is provided to assessors of personal independence payment assessments on rare health conditions.

      National Insurance: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason her Department has not been able to use pre-settled status and settled status as the required evidence in issuing new national...

      National Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect on (a) tax and (b) national insurance payments of her Department not issuing national insurance...

      National Insurance: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what equality impact assessment her Department has made in relation to its policy not to issue national insurance numbers to applicants...

      National Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the extent of the backlog of National Insurance the covid-19 outbreak.

      Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether personal independence payments (PIP) claimants will have their PIP awards extended on more than one occasion if the extension date...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether it is her Department’s policy that all personal independence payments claims due to end between March 2020 and January 2021...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many personal independence payments claimants have had their award ended without an extension between 1 October 2020 and 18 January 2021.

      Department for Work and Pensions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether delays have occurred in the roll-out of IT equipment across her Department since the first covid-19 lockdown was announced in March 2020.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff in her Department are working in an office setting, and what the roles are of those staff.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the equitable distribution of covid-19 vaccines in Syria.

    • Research: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 130827, when the (a) prioritisation exercise will be...

      Palestinians: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the quality of the education received by Palestinian children in schools run...

      Occupied Territories: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to prevent UK support for education in the West Bank and Gaza being undermined by...

      Ethiopia: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the (a) number, (b) ethnicity and (c) religious beliefs of the victims of recent...

      China: Human Rights

      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 evidence and recommendations in the...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2020 to Question 128190, what criteria will inform the internal...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2020 to Question 128190, when the internal prioritisation process will be...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the integrity of recent elections in Uganda.

      Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support healthcare in the refugee camps on the Green Aegean Islands...

      Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure refugee camps in the Greek Aegean Islands are not over capacity.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the US Administration's designation of the...

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what guidance his Department has provided to UK airlines on the documentation required by a UK national resident...

      Gender: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will reinstate the Director level board for overseeing the Strategic Vision for Gender Equality.

      Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help provide long-term solutions for vulnerable, unaccompanied children at...

      Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with stakeholders on the safety of refugees in the Greek Aegean Island camps during...

      Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of hygiene and health care support provided at...

      Brazil: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on protecting the human...

      Turkey: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to support the conclusion from the Council of Europe’s Committee Against Torture...

      China: Buddhism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to the Chinese Government on the alleged (a) demolishment of Buddhist temples...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the report by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, Department of...

      Brazil: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on protecting forests in...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people residing at an address in Scotland made an in-country asylum application in each of the last five years.

    • Immigration: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate her Department has made of the number of foreign or commonwealth citizens residing in the UK who have not made an application...

      Courts: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 122689 on HMCTS: Weapons, how many (a) arrests have been made made and (b)...

      Paul Cleeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of to Question 125990, when her Department plans to complete its review of files relating to Mr Paul Cleeland (a) in...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that the digital record of an EU citizen's settled status in the UK is protected against data loss.

      Police: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to agree bilateral treaties with EU Member States for cross border policing.

      Police: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to the public purse was of transitioning to the replacement systems for (a) Europol, (b) Eurojust and (c) Schengen Information...

      Immigrants: Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether people with no recourse to public funds are eligible for test and trace support payments.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many adults are held at Napier Barracks in Folkestone.

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the UK-EU Trade and cooperation agreement on refugee resettlement programs and when those...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the information her Department holds on covid-19 safety in establishments being used as asylum accommodation; and if she...

      Deed Poll

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant of the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 132926 on Deed Poll, what steps her Department is taking to monitor gaps in the name...

      Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to introduce a single comprehensive and integrated policy framework for (a) protection against gender-based...

      Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the Government's decision to separate its Violence Against Women and Girls Strategy...

      UK Border Force: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many additional UK border force staff are planned to be recruited in 2021 following the UK-EU Trade and cooperation agreement.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling: Beverage Containers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has modelled the financial effect on local authority budgets of including (a) glass and (b) aluminium...

    • Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has obtain data from REACH on previously tested chemicals.

      Pollution: Parliamentary Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what legislative proposals on pollution he plans to bring forward in this Parliament.

      Environment Protection: Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has had discussions (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) stakeholder on the French Government’s proposals to...

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      What discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the creation of green jobs.

      Animal Welfare

      When he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on animal sentience.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      Whether he has plans to reallocate (a) new and (b) existing UK fishing quota to small boat fishers.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to promote the development of environmentally friendly pesticides to help support the domestic farming of rapeseed.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to promote sustainable fisheries.

      Assistance Animals: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with organisations representing assistance dog owners on (a) the implications of losing...

      Pesticides: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the health risks to forest workers of handling (a) acetamiprid, (b) cypermethrin, (c)...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental risks to allow the use of neonicotinoid thiamethoxam pesticides...

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

    • Members' Staff: Voluntary Work

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 136594,...

    • Members' Staff: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 136593,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including representatives of the (a) Senedd Cymru, (b)...

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on implementing a framework for compensation for the victims of the...

      Honours: Chinese

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 134601, if he will publish data by year on the number of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will ensure that what is guidance and what is law in relation to covid-19 restrictions is clearly...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of lifting the 11.00pm curfew in tier 1 and tier 2 areas...

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence was used to inform his Department's recent changes to the Green Book methodology; and if he will publish that evidence.

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the distributional effects of his Department's recent changes to the Green Book methodology.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing child benefit to cover the cost of free school meals.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of delaying the deadlines for (a) self-assessment and (b) business tax returns for (i) self-employed...

      Wholesale Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the potential merits of extending business rates...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to review the eligibility criteria for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to include people employed throughout November and December 2020.

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will grant business rates relief to food service wholesalers that are closed due to the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Revenue and Customs: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many contractors have worked for HMRC while using disguised remuneration schemes to date.

      Spirits: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Government has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a small distillers duty relief to help small spirits producers grow...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will remove the 31 March 2021 deadline by which charities and the voluntary sector must spend any grant funding received from the £750 million...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of setting up an equity finance scheme to support businesses through the covid-19...

      Beverage Containers: Recycling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of the Deposit Return Scheme and its effect on carbon emissions as part of its Net...

      Retail Trade: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Brexit business taskforce, if he will take steps to ensure that retailers can recover VAT that they have paid in the country of...

      Non-domestic Rates: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending the current business rates holiday for 12 months after the 1st of April 2021, and...

      Travel: Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of scale rate expenses for accommodation and subsistence paid to cabin crew and other employees who...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of including English language schools in the covid-19 Business Rates Relief scheme.

      UK Trade with EU: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that the Brexit business taskforce consults (a) retail businesses and (b) other stakeholders on the economic effect of the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Teachers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support he plans to offer teaching (a) agencies and (b) umbrella companies unable to afford the costs associated with using the Coronavirus...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with major banks on support for small businesses during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Lendy: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints the Financial Conduct Authority received on financial promotions issued by the firms with company numbers 743416 and 622666, currently...

      London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress he has made in setting up a compensation scheme for London Capital and Finance bondholders.

      Economic Cooperation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, which countries the Government has had an (a) economic and (b) financial dialogue with in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department is providing support to national museums on the furloughing of their staff under the Coronavirus Job...

    • Internet: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that elderly people are able to access online services safely.

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure the inclusion of creative professionals on the list of self-employed professionals eligible...

      Tech Nation: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Government funding has been allocated to Tech Nation in each of the last five years.

  • Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission

    • Question

      To ask the hon. Member for City of Chester, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission, whether the Committee has made an assessment of the implications for the (a)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Solar Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of energy generated from solar power each day in the UK.

    • Wind Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of energy generated from wind power each day in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the availability of glass vials for COVID-19 vaccine distribution.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many vials of COVID-19 vaccine are currently held in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether COVID-19 vaccines must be stored in glass vials; if so, why; and if not, what plans they have to use plastic containers to address any shortage of glass vials.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have entered into any contracts with (1) Oxford Biomedica, (2) Cobra, and (3) Halix, in relation to the production of COVID-19 vaccines; and, if so,...

      Bank Services: Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to consumers of untransparent terms and conditions for online payments, and in particular, the risk of signing up to...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their guidance Testing for coronavirus: privacy information - quick read, last updated on 11 November, which states that users’ data...

    • Health Services: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any national triage system has been put in place in hospitals for the upcoming winter period; if so, (1) what are the criteria of that system, (2) what...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the average waiting time between referral to, and treatment by, child and adolescent mental health services since 23 March 2020; and what was the...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of referrals of children with mental health issues referred for treatment from (1) GPs, and (2) other health professionals, have been treated...

      Secure Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were detained in secure facilities in England in 2019; and for the breakdown of the total by (1) gender, (2) age, and (3) ethnicity.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) pubs, (2) cafes, and (3) restaurants, which fail to record customer contact details for NHS Test and Trace.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that NHS estates can reduce the viral load of COVID-19 in the ambient air; and what plans they have to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise the provision of COVID-19 vaccines to school staff and other keyworkers to ensure that essential public services can...

      Injuries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the paper by Julian Guest et al Cohort study evaluating the burden of wounds to the UK’s NHS in 2017/18: update from 2012/13, published in...

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the cost of gambling addiction to the NHS in each of the last five years; and (2) the likely cost in each of the next five years.

      Exercise: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance which sets out a specific radius in which exercise is permitted to be undertaken outside the home while restrictions are in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have of the impact on the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccination of postponing a second dose of the vaccination beyond 21...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, under the current regulations, is the maximum distance that a person in England may travel (1) to shop and (2) to exercise.

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the (1) number, and (2) proportion, of women accessing NHS maternity care in England who had COVID-19 at the time they receive...

      Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which Care Quality Commission inspections of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust in each of...

      Gender Recognition: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to publish data on the number, or proportion, of young people referred to the...

      Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to publish research showing the age distribution of those children treated...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 25 February 2020 (HL793) and 17 December 2020 (HL11131) and the payment of damages in the majority of...

  • Department for Education

    • Turing Scheme: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that those people from EU member states due to participate in the Eramus+ scheme in the UK have access to the Turing scheme.

    • Turing Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional resources they plan to make available to (1) schools, (2) colleges, and (3) universities, to administer the Turing scheme.

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK no longer participating in Erasmus+ on the number of international students studying at UK universities.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Remote Hearings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they collect data on people's experience of remote court hearings; and, if not, what plans they have to do so.

    • Courts: Domestic Abuse

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards introducing Integrated Domestic Abuse Court pilot schemes.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Pakistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent killings of Hazaras in the Baluchistan province of Pakistan; and what discussions they have had with the government of...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure equitable global access to COVID-19 vaccines.

      Diplomatic Service: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rights to consular assistance British citizens have if they are falsely accused or imprisoned abroad.

      Central African Republic: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that violence prevented people from voting in elections in the Central African Republic, what assessment they have made of the current (1)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Employment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by ClearView Research Ltd Youth Employment 2030: Employment and prospects for young people in England...

    • Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of individuals who are entitled to claim Bereavement Support Payments fail to do so; and how information on these payments and their criteria for...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wines: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of requiring VI-1 certificates for wine imported from non-EU countries.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Folkestone and Penally

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 27 November 2020 (HL10838), what assessment they have made of protests by asylum seekers at the...

    • Police: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to police forces in England and Wales on the recruitment of staff to implement diversity and inclusion policies; and whether any such...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-visa nationals whose permission to be in the UK expired, and for whom there was no record of departure, there were in each of the past five years.

      Schengen Agreement: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on cross-border security of the loss of real-time access to the Schengen Information System; and how...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Computer Software

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their cyber security of the use of third-party digital services and software.

    • Elections: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) delaying local, mayoral and police and crime commissioner elections taking place in May, or (2) making these elections...

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, how they define "unfettered market access for goods moving from Northern Ireland to other parts of the United...

  • Treasury

    • EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial contributions they made during the transition period of the UK's departure from the EU; and what financial commitments they have made to the...

    • Remote Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support to parents unable to work due to the demands of home-schooling children while schools are closed due to...

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The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

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