Written answers

Friday, 22 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Airports: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government's airport support scheme will include support for retail businesses based within airports.

    • Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total size of the Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme funding will be; and whether conditions to maintain jobs or reduce greenhouse...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting an extension to the expiry dates of driving theory certificates during the covid-19...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2021 to Question 133124, for what reason advance rail tickets purchased before the announcement on 24 November...

      South Western Railway: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department’s authorisation was required for South Western Railway to terminate its on-board catering contract with Elior.

      South Western Railway: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the South Western Railway franchise agreement requires the provision of on-board catering on services provided by that company.

      Portsmouth International Port: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will provide financial support to establish a lateral flow covid-19 testing site at Portsmouth International Port.

      Railways: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2021 to Question 131409, what assessment has he made of the effect of UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on...

      Freight: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to support hauliers transporting goods internationally.

      Transport: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on transport in the North of changes to funding to Transport for the North.

      Bus Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve access to bus services in rural areas across West Sussex.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • British Nationals Abroad: Seasonal Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of new immigration rules for UK nationals seeking seasonal work...

    • Visas: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business. Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) effect of new visa arrangements on the ability of self-employed...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the tiered covid-19 public health restrictions on the ability to trade of...

      Beer and Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with representative organisations for pubs and breweries on the effect of tier 2 and...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to provide statutory protections for people putting money in Christmas savings clubs.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support his Department is providing to businesses that are adversely affected by the covid-19 lockdown announced...

      National Aeronautics and Space Administration: Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will hold discussions with his US counterpart on ensuring that UK students can participate in the NASA...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of re-opening the covid-19 vaccination centre application process to community...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he is taking steps to work with pharmacies to deliver the covid-19 vaccine rollout.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of tests reported as positive for covid-19 were in respect of people who have taken more than one test at the same time...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what facilities are available at covid-19 testing sites for workers to change their clothes when entering and leaving those locations.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure that community testing for covid-19 is accessible for autistic people; and whether he is taking...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who have been notified by the NHS Test and Trace app to self-isolate are ineligible to apply for...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have taken place at covid-19 testing centres in (a) Wakefield, (b) Kirklees, (c) Leeds, (d) Bradford, (e)...

      Coronavirus: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests have been carried out in Wakefield Local Authority area through the use of home testing kits.

      Coronavirus: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the creation of the covid-19 testing lab in Newcastle will deliver an increase in the number of available lab slots for tests...

      NHS Bank: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what financial support is available to NHS Bank staff who have to self-isolate but are not entitled to Statutory Sick Pay.

      NHS: Bullying and Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS staff have experienced bullying and harassment in the workplace in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Coronavirus: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the potential increase of coronavirus testing capacity for the residents of the City of York in October.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 test and trace systems are applied effectively in larger workplaces to minimise the...

      Abortion: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to reports of a lack of post-abortion care in the case of home abortions.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising covid-19 vaccines for foster carers of clinically extremely...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) prioritise people working on critical infrastructure projects for the covid-19 vaccine and (b) publish a timescale for the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) prioritise people working in jobs where maintaining social distancing is not practically possible for the covid-19 vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) prioritise firefighters for the covid-19 vaccine and (b) publish a timescale for the rollout of that vaccine to firefighters.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) prioritise people working in frontline logistical services for the covid-19 vaccine and (b) publish a timescale for the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to give vaccination priority to people who live with and care for clinically extremely vulnerable people.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including covid-19 mass testing centre staff to the priority list for receiving...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will (a) prioritise people working in the armed forces overseas for the covid-19 vaccine and (b) publish a timescale for the...

  • Department for Education

    • Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the free school meals voucher scheme will continue to be available to eligible children during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

    • Uni Connect Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 December 2020 to Question 122780 on Uni Connect Programme: Finance, what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Apprentices: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support apprentices to catch up on the training and learning that they have missed during the covid-19 to...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of gathering (a) data on pupil absence due to the covid-19 outbreak and (b) other data on pupils...

      Pupils: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional mental health support the Government is providing to pupils during the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown.

      Children's Rights: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on the rights of (a) children in care and (b) children with special educational needs and...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of per pupil funding in primary schools.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support private candidates who were due to sit exams in the 2020-21 academic year as external candidates.

      Home Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that home-schooled children are able to receive grades for (a) GCSE, (b) iGCSE and (c) A-Level...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to reduce the number of pupils in school during the covid-19 lockdown that began in January 2021.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential merits of prioritising staff in early years...

      Coronavirus: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to support schools during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether guidance issued by his Department during the first national covid-19 lockdown in March 2020 allowed children without access to the internet at...

      Basic Skills: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued to universities on accepting students unable to obtain functional skills qualifications during the covid-19...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions he has had with universities on ensuring that students applying for university in the 2021/22 academic year are not...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason his Department's policy is that from April 2021 pupil premium allocations will be calculated based on the number of eligible pupils...

      Home Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans are being put in place for pupils who are home schooled and do not have access to a teacher-assessed exam grade.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using a voucher system for the delivery of free school meals during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Clubs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial and other support is available for clubs that support vulnerable children and provide essential childcare for key worker families.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether data is collected on local authority allocation of (a) training dedicated to safeguarding children with acute mental health conditions and (b)...

      Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to (a) replace opportunities for students from the EU to study and train in the UK and (b) extend those opportunities to other...

      Social Mobility: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of school closures during the covid-19 outbreak on social mobility.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage all schools to routinely offer every child eligible for free school meals attending school a hot meal each school...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of making free school meals vouchers to be exchangeable at community food unions and food...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Court: Law Reporting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of court transcripts in Crown Court cases.

    • Rainsbrook Secure Training Centre: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2021 to Question 130669 on youth custody: coronavirus, whether any of those steps have been taken in respect of...

      Prisoners' Release: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison leavers have been supported into accommodation through the Offender Accommodation pilot schemes set up through the Rough Sleeping...

      Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prison leavers have been supported into accommodation through temporary accommodation schemes implemented in response to the covid-19 outbreak...

      Immigration: Legal Profession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that immigration lawyers who carry out their role in a politically motivated way are barred from receiving...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Energy Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her Department's policy is on excluding existing and future investments in fossil fuels from the scope of investment protection in the...

    • Arms Trade: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many licences for arms exports to Saudi Arabia have been denied since 2015.

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether parts used for the construction of electric bikes are currently exempt from anti-dumping levies for imports into the UK from (a)...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Yemen: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will put forward a new resolution to the United Nations Security Council on Yemen to increase international...

    • Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to help tackle the persecution of religious minorities abroad.

      International Development Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding the Government plans to allocate to the International Development Association in financial year...

      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 on the humanitarian situation for Yemeni people...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to assist with the provision of (a) exceptions to and (b) legal protection from the US...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to support British (a) NGOs and (b) importers of life saving goods in Yemen in the...

      Yemen: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support international efforts to (a) tackle starvation and (b) prevent famine in Yemen.

      Palestinians: Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to protect the 156 Palestinian families in occupied East Jerusalem from...

      Indonesia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to Indonesia to help that country deal with the aftermath of the Sulawesi...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the licencing and humanitarian exemptions framework from the US terror designation...

      Xinjiang: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help support independent journalism in the Xinjiang province of China.

      Yemen: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to tackle famine in northern Yemen.

      Iran: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the International Atomic Energy Agency on the recent announcement by Iran that...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the universal credit monthly assessment period on the financial stability of claimants.

    • Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many sanctions have been applied to benefit claims since 2 November 2020.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people in receipt of universal credit have been issued with court fine deductions in each of the last three years.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for people in sectors worst affected by the covid-19 outbreak.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2020 to Question 118536 on Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus, with reference to the report published...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the compensation for the fishing sector announced by the Prime Minister on 13 January 2021 will be part of the...

    • Waste Disposal: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to provide support to local authorities for ensuring that air quality on the routes of refuse...

      Primary Education: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on providing support to primary schools for air...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 12 October 2020, originally...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to help reduce and discourage littering on roads and major highways.

      Plastics: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the amount of plastic waste (a) exported to non-OECD countries by the UK in each year since...

      Food Supply: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to (a) reduce food miles and (b) improve security of supply by increasing domestic output of food.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the proportion of additional quota transferred from EU member states that can only be caught...

      Fisheries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to announce details of the £100 million funding package for fishing.

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many organisations have received support from the Zoo Animals Fund; and if he will publish a full list of recipients of...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the Government response to his Department’s consultation on landing more fish in British ports.

      Fish and Shellfish: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many UK lorries containing fish or shellfish have been denied entry to the EU since 1 January 2021.

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley of 13 October 2020 regarding Mr Ebad Amiri.

    • Immigrants: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131288 on Immigrants: Sleeping Rough, when her Department plans to publish guidance...

      Greek Islands: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to help relocate unaccompanied children in the refugee camps on the Aegean Islands.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Government Union Capability Independent Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government is making on the publication of the Dunlop Review on the UK Government's Union...

    • Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the removal of tariffs and quotas placed on steel movements from...

  • Treasury

    • Equipment: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 12 November 2020 to Question HL9766 on Musical Instruments: Customs, what options other than a Carnet a UK citizen residing in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many information gateways there are in operation in his Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what criterion must be met for his Department to accept market failure in DCMS sectors.

      Ofcom: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many jobs have been lost from Ofcom since 2010.

      Tech Nation: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress Tech Nation has made in improving diversity within (a) within the tech sector and (b) its own organisation.

      Disinformation: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the correlation between misinformation and radicalisation; and whether the...

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether (a) zoos, (b) aquariums, (c) safari parks and (d) other organisations that manage or preserve natural habitats and...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Females: Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on tackling online abuse targeted at women.

    • Gender Recognition: Children

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment her Department has made of the effect that the decision of the High Court on 1 December 2020, on requiring informed consent for...

  • Department for Transport

    • Eurostar: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with Eurotunnel and Eurostar about using surplus capacity and rolling stock for the conveyance of freight by rail.

    • Mediterranean Sea: Shipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risks, if any, for UK shipping crossing the eastern Mediterranean.

      Ferries: Isles of Scilly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they (1) have given, and (2) plan to offer, any support to companies providing lifeline services (a) to, and (b) within, the Isles of Scilly; if not, why...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Art Works: Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how artworks created in the UK but from materials originating elsewhere will be treated by the EU under the region of origin rules as set out in the...

    • Skiing: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of negotiations between the UK and European Alpine Nations to allow the qualifications of UK ski instructors to be granted recognition...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a value for money test is applied to all quotations submitted for partial support under the Green Homes Grant scheme; and if so, whether any such...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Callanan on 15 December (HLWS646), what plans they have to consult with civil society groups and the wider public as part...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Warren Medical

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) discussions they have had, or (2) approaches were made to, or by, Warren Medical Limited about the provision of services and supplies related to COVID-19.

    • Accelerated Access Collaborative: Prosthetics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the NHS Accelerated Access Collaborative has supported new types of socket for prosthetic limbs.

      Nabiximols: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made about the barriers to prescribing Sativex to treat spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis; and what plans they have to work...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what administrative arrangements are in place to ensure that people comply with the requirement to receive a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine; and what...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had any discussions with the World Health Organization (WHO) about when the governments of (1) Italy, and (2) France, first reported the...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the reported level of (1) anorexia nervosa, (2) self-harm, and (3) suicide, amongst young and adolescent girls since 23 March 2020; and what were the...

      Mental Health: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the reported level of (1) extreme anxiety, (2) self-harm, and (3) suicide, amongst young and adolescent boys since 23 March 2020; and what were the...

      Coronavirus: Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on immigration to the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee about COVID-19 vaccinations; and what has been the outcome of any such...

  • Department for Education

    • Employment: Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development COVID-19 and the youth labour market, published in December...

    • Further Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the Further Education White Paper.

      Children in Care: Supported Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regularly (1) collect, and (2) assess, data from all relevant local authorities relating to the placement of children and young people in unregulated...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Divorce

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Stewart of Dirleton on 6 January (HL Deb, col 131), what progress they have made with the review of financial provision law.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Turkey: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that EDO MBM Technology Ltd supplied Hornet bomb-racks and fuel pumps for the Bayraktar TB2 drones used by the...

    • Turkey: Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to investigate reports that the government of Turkey has used drones against Turkish citizens in 11 regions of that country since 2016; and...

      Gibraltar: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect the interests of Gibraltarians.

      Libya: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the proposal by the United Nations for the provision of monitors for the ceasefire in Libya, and in particular to oversee the withdrawal...

      Yemen: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by the Executive Director of UNICEF on 10 December 2020 at the Averting famine in Yemen: What can we do now and...

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 7 January (HL Deb, col 288), in what ways "China continues to be an important international and...

      Development Aid: Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the UK Official Development Assistance spend is directed towards agriculture; and what percentage of that spend is directed towards (1) agroecological...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what progress has been made in agreeing a replacement of the Tripartite Agreement between the UK, France and Ireland to provide for the free movement of...

    • Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Environmental Land Management Schemes are being established on an open data basis; and what plans they have to ensure that (1) data are available to inform...

  • Home Office

    • Donald Trump

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the President of the United States about the outcome of the United States Presidential Election and following the riots at the United...

    • Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the potential impact of the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic on the processing of Hong Kong...

      Visas: Skilled Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish statistics about the operation of the new points-based immigration system under which employers could apply from 1 December 2020 to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland on the sovereignty of the UK.

    • Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of behavioural science in driving personal responsibility to ensure (1) continued hand hygiene, (2) social distancing,...

      UK Government Union Capability Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 19 November 2020 (HL Deb, cols 1535–9), whether they are now in a position to publish the Dunlop Review into...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Cricket: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on grassroots cricket of allowing golf clubs to reopen while retaining restrictions on cricket clubs.

    • Film and Tourism: Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there are new opportunities for British companies in (1) in the tourism sector, and (2) the film industry, in the...

      Football: Governing Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their commitment in the Conservative and Unionist Party Manifesto 2019, published on 24 November 2019, what progress they have made in setting up a...

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further (1) to the report by the Select Committee on the Social and Economic Impact of the Gambling Industry Gambling Harm—Time for Action, published on 2...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to encourage engagement with the Data Sharing Code of Practice, published by the Information Commissioner's Office on 17 December 2020.

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