Written answers

Monday, 25 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Urban Transport Group and (b) city region transport authorities on Government funding in response to...

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to (a) provide longer term covid-19 financial support to and (b) extend the powers of city region transport authorities after the...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to provide covid-19 funding support for (a) light rail, (b) buses and (c) active travel in response to the covid-19 lockdown...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing emergency bus funding directly to local transport authorities as opposed to...

      Performing Arts and Sport: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the transportation of equipment for (a) music, (b) entertainment and (c) sport into the EU...

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the evidential basis for his Department’s claim on 1 December 2020, in relation to driving test centres, that Slough and...

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take following the proposed closure of High Wycombe driving test centre to prevent excess travel by local driving...

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, which other DVSA driving test centres are closing in England, further to the announced closure of the site in High Wycombe; and for what reasons those...

      Driving Tests: Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment the DVSA has undertaken to ensure people living on a low income in Wycombe are not disadvantaged by having to travel to a test...

      Driving Instruction: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment the DVSA has undertaken on the financial effect on driving instructors in High Wycombe when considering the decision to close...

      Airports: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department’s announcement on business rates for airports on 24 November 2020, if he will publish the amount of business...

      Shipping: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to prevent the exclusion of British flagged commercial vessels from operating in EU waters specifically but not limited to...

      Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme (a) applies to England only and (b) is funded through new resource; and what the value is of...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of new UK-EU cabotage rules on UK hauliers servicing European tours for the cultural and events industries.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on securing a cultural exemption to new cabotage rules for UK haulage drivers.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his European Commission counterpart on securing mutual recognition of UK and EU Certificates of Professional Competence.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many practical driving tests have been conducted since 14 September 2020; and what proportion of the additional 375,000 tests have been conducted...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value of introducing priority driving tests for key workers, so that people entering frontline roles are not...

      Motorcycles: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Compulsory Basic Training certificates for mopeds and motorcycles expire in January 2021.

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing a mobile driving test site in High Wycombe.

      Driving Tests: High Wycombe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the viability of alternative driving test centre premises proposed by local driving instructors to the DVSA in High...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) plans he has for and (b) discussions he has had with stakeholders on amending the law on driving theory test certificates as a result of the...

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what research has been undertaken on the transmission rate of the new variant of covid-19 in taxis.

      Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the Government taking a financial stake in Eurostar, in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to provide early access post-lockdown to (a) driving theory tests and (b) practical driving tests for (i) key workers including those...

      Govia Thameslink Railway: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Govia Thameslink on the safety of (a) train drivers and (b) railway staff during the covid-19 lockdown...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Vaccination: Nasal Sprays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government is providing to the development of nasal spray vaccines such as (a) the Open Orphan and...

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, further to the Government's announcement on 5 January 2021 of extra support for the retail, hospitality and leisure...

      Arts: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government will publish the official text that was included in the proposed measure to allow creative...

      Cosmetics: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2021 to Question 136096, what financial support the Government plans to provide to...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what guidance he plans to publish to raise awareness that essential businesses affected by covid-19 restrictions are...

      Public Houses: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to each local authority area for the £1,000 wet-led pubs grant for December 2020.

      Energy: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the need for people that work as gas and electricity meter readers to be working in...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of his Department’s guidance on working safely during the...

      Hospitality Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the letter dated 17 December 2020 from the hon Member for...

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether companies which lease children's party equipment through delivery of that equipment to customers are permitted...

      Overseas Trade: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on that country's recently increased self-determined postage rates...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of applications to the Green Homes Grant Scheme were rejected in 2020.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for St Albans of (a) 28 September 2020, (b) 4 November 2020...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of businesses that are eligible for the Additional Restrictions...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding each local authority has received through the Additional Restrictions Grant; and how much funding has...

      Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding each local authority has received under the latest one-off business grants announcement for retail,...

      Retail Trade: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2021 to Question 137894 on Retail Trade: Insolvency, if his Department will...

      Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will have discussions with those employers who continue to have large numbers of employees in their workplaces,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Diseases: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average of mortality is for (a) covid-19, (b) cancer, (c) brain tumours and (d) heart disease.

    • Veterans: Luton North

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support veterans in the Luton North constituency.

  • 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 giving frontline NHS staff priority access to the second dose of the covid-19...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 134547 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, on what basis the Joint Committee on...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 134547, what assessment his Department has made of the length of protection of the...

      NHS Test and Trace: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average daily cost is of a consultant employed to support NHS Test and Trace; how many consultants are employed to support NHS...

      NHS Test and Trace: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of consultancies hired by his Department for any period from 1 March 2020 to the present day to undertake work...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the NHS to collect multi-dose vaccine phials which have been used at vaccination hubs so that they can...

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in receipt of a clinically extremely vulnerable letter have (a) applied for and (b) received a four month supply of...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people with undiagnosed liver disease.

      Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the number of deaths due to liver disease and other major diseases; and if he will...

      Nurses: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing support for costs of living to student nurses who have their...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it the policy of the Government to issue (a) green passports to people who have been vaccinated against covid-19, (b)...

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of applications made under the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance scheme have been accepted...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the social care sector will receive details on the £149 million of funding for the delivery of covid-19 testing in care homes;...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date he estimates that (a) all members of the phase one priority group identified by the Joint Committee on Vaccination and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the data on the number of people who have received the covid-19 vaccine in each (a) clinical commissioning care group and (b) local...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the £149 million in funding for the delivery of covid-19 testing in care homes will reach...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to prevent transmission of covid-19 at vaccination centres.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether healthcare students on placements will receive priority access to the covid-19 vaccine.

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to extend regular covid-19 testing to all (a) homecare workers working for (i) registered and (ii) unregistered...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice he has received from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on increasing the time period between the...

      Coronavirus: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people on the Isle of Wight are in each of the top four priority groups for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment he has made of exempting from covid-19 regulations meetings held exclusively between individuals who have already...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress he has made on monitoring the effectiveness of the (a) Pfizer/BioNTech and (b) Oxford University/AstraZeneca...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether Public Health England’s findings that people with learning disabilities were three to six times more likely to die from...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to put support in place for people under the age of 18 with long covid.

      Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet with the family of Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to produce and publish additional evidence on assessing the use of the Pfizer-BioNTech, AstraZeneca and Moderna...

      Coronavirus: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential effect of long covid on the delivery of local authority services and (b) cost of that...

      Maternity Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of women who (a) presented in labour, (b) attended an antenatal appointment and (c) were admitted to a...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the covid-19 lockdown restrictions announced in January 2021 permit travel from a person's main property to a second home or...

      Antenatal Care: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of antenatal care specifically in relation to the event of a miscarriage.

      Coronavirus: Nurseries

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Garston and Halewood dated 8 September 2020.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total cost was of constructing the Nightingale hospitals.

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of poor nutritional status on mortality rates for covid-19.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the delivery of increased numbers of physiotherapists as set out in the NHS Long Term Plan.

      Meat: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the value of the Food Standards Authority contract for veterinary controls of meat establishments in each of the last...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people under the age of 70 died from covid-19 within 28 days of a positive test in 2020.

      Coronavirus: Ivermectin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prescribing ivermectin for reducing the (a) transmission or (b) severity of covid-19.

      Influenza: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the number of reported cases of flu in 2020 of the wearing of face coverings.

      Disease Control: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the earliest date by which face coverings will no longer be (a) advised or (b) required to be...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage care homes to ease covid-19 restrictions on family visitation over Christmas where possible to do so...

      Care Homes: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on care homes of insurance companies refusing to provide insurance cover in relation to visits...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when social care providers will receive access to the £149 million grant to support the roll out of rapid lateral flow testing for...

      Care Homes: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the accuracy of reports by the Queen’s Nursing Institute that one in ten care home staff were...

      Physiotherapy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what Government funding is available to physiotherapists who wish to train as first contact practitioners in general practice.

      Care Homes: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make additional funding available for infection prevention control for care homes.

  • Department for Education

    • Erasmus+ Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the UK remains a partner country of the Erasmus Mundus+ masters degree scheme.

    • Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason (a) nurseries and (b) early years providers have been excluded from the Coronavirus Workforce Fund available to schools.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take into account the effect of covid-19 absences on each school teaching faculty when assessing GSCE and A-Level grades for...

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release, Experts to help tackle poor behaviour in schools, published on 28 February 2020, when he plans to...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of pupils were attending (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in person on (a) 5 January 2021 and (b) 12 January 2021.

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is providing nurseries to ensure they have access to adequate personal protective equipment.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school pupils were absent from school in (a) Luton and (b) England during the autumn term 2020 due to covid-19 infection.

      Remote Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the number of laptops (a) allocated and (b) delivered to pupils to support remote education by constituency in each week of the...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to recent reports of supply teachers in England being ineligible to access financial support through the Government schemes set up in...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether scientists researching covid-19 are considered critical workers for the purposes of allowing children to attend school during the covid-19...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to amend the guidance on face coverings in educational settings to include the use of transparent face coverings where...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of people (a) applying for and (b) securing places at higher education institutions were from (i) working class and (ii) disadvantaged...

      Primary Education: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional steps his Department plans to take to support remote learning in primary schools during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Remote Education: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) schools and (b) pupils in Enfield North have requested but not received (i) laptops and (ii) other technology required for remote...

      Remote Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been (a) requested by schools for home learning and (b) delivered as of 14 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 ensuring that (a) nurseries, (b) pre-schools and (c) other early...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish data on staff absence in schools due to covid-19 infection in (a) Luton and (b) England during the 2020 autumn term.

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make it his policy to extend lateral flow covid-19 testing to privately run nurseries.

      Remote Education: Feltham and Heston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how may requests for (a) laptops and (b) broadband access he has received from each school in Feltham and Heston constituency; and how many (i)...

      Photography: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students completing a Photography degree are permitted to complete practical work independently outside of their household during the January...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on introducing regular rapid covid-19 testing for (a) nursery workers, (b) childminders and (c) other early...

      Erasmus+ Programme: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding (a) projects and (b) institutions in Wales have received through Erasmus+ in each year since 2015.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide urgent guidance on how home-educated students who cannot access teacher assessments will receive A-level and GCSE qualifications.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the centrally administered Free School Meal Voucher Scheme will be reopened for schools to access.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what dicussions he plans to have with Chartwells UK on the adequacy of food parcels supplied to families eligible for free school meals.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing independent supermarkets and cafés to participate in the National Free School...

      Nurseries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what financial support is available to (a) maintained and (b) private nurseries in response to the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Further Education: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much capital funding his Department has provided to further education colleges in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry in each of...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) laptops and (b) wireless dongles that have been provided by his Department to further education...

      Coventry College: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions (a) his Department and (b) agencies of his Department have had with the Coventry College Board on the availability of capital...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking during the covid-19 outbreak to (a) help schools cover the additional costs incurred and (b) provide additional...

      Educational Institutions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the latest rate of infection with covid-19 of (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants, (c) non teaching school staff, (d) staff in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will list the Government-owned land that was considered for new prison buildings prior to the identification of the site of HMP Grendon and HMP...

    • Prisoners' Release: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how much of the £8.5 million fund for temporary accommodation of prison leavers during the covid-19 outbreak has been spent to date; and what...

      Courts: Video Recordings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times the provisions of section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 have been used by (a) victims and (b) witnesses since...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking in relation to the work of the enforcement agency industry to protect people facing financial difficulties as a...

      Debt Collection: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in addition to Government’s guidance on work practices and social distancing, whether he has issued specific additional advice to bailiffs and...

      Domestic Violence Protection Orders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that protection orders hearings to protect people experiencing domestic violence are not delayed during the covid-19...

  • Treasury

    • HSBC: Hong Kong

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports that HSBC (a) expressed support for the National Security Law imposed by China...

    • Supply Teachers: Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the effect on the number of universal credit claimants of teaching staff...

      London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to (a) compensate London Capital and Finance bondholders and (b) reform Financial Conduct Authority regulation to prevent future...

      Cryptocurrencies: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to establish a crypto currency reserve bank in the UK.

      Sovereign Wealth Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to establish a Sovereign Wealth Fund.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support provided to the (a) self-employed, (b) freelancers and (c) the directors of small limited companies...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on providing additional financial support to supply staff ineligible for the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds in the number of people who were excluded from the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme because they...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the number of people able to access the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme as a proportion of the...

      NHS: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS staff who (a) are subject to and (b) have settled their debt in relation to the Loan Charge.

      Tax Avoidance: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Loan Charge on levels of bankruptcy.

      Hospitality Industry: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to extend the business rates holiday for the hospitality sector.

      Import Duties: Turkey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will issue guidance on the duties importers and exporters are liable for on goods of Turkish origin exported to the EU via the UK.

      VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to further extend deferral of VAT payments for businesses to help with their cashflow.

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received from SMEs that have not received business rates support to help mitigate the effects of the covid-19 outbreak; and...

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with insurance regulators on the future of Liverpool Victoria; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will protect people purchasing houses from lost sales due to mortgages and other loans not being fulfilled due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Government's timeframe is for bringing forward legislative proposals on protecting access to cash; and whether he has made an assessment of how...

      Financial Conduct Authority: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the Financial Conduct Authority becoming the single regulator tasked with protecting...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the temporary increase in universal credit; and whether he has made an assessment of the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to use 2019-20 tax returns to determine eligibility for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 137329 on Self-employed: Coronavirus, what steps he is taking to include the newly self-employed in...

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the business rates relief scheme through the 2021-22 financial year.

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 134406 on British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries, if he will make it his policy to assess whether the...

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend Social Investment Tax Relief for cooperatives and social enterprises beyond April 2021; and if he will make a statement.

      Remote Working: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the provision of a 12-month Business Rates holiday to businesses in the flexible workspace industry.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much of the £200m his Department allocated to the UK Charging Infrastructure Investment Fund remains to be disbursed.

      Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the number of firms eligible for the 2020-21 business rates holiday; and how much has been spent from the public...

      UK Trade with EU: Rules of Origin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans the Government has to support small businesses affected by the Rules of Origin provisions of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend the 5 per cent VAT business relief to (a) the hospitality sector and (b) all other sectors.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be created in the UK in 2021.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support his Department is providing to businesses required to close as a result of the covid-19 lockdown restrictions announced in January 2021.

      Food: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will provide funding to food and drink wholesalers to account for excess stock accumulated by those businesses (a) in response to the end of the...

      Arts: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment the Government has made of the economic effect of immigration restrictions on EU-based creative workers.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to support the UK’s transition to a net-zero economy.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • West Bank: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to make representations to the Government of Israel on the demolition or seizure of at least 114...

    • Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last had discussions with his Iranian counterpart; and if he will make a statement.

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 13 November 2020 to Question 91984 on Saudi Arabia: Detainees, what recent steps he has...

      Sub-saharan Africa: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the provision of pharmaceutical cold-chain capacity in Sub-Saharan...

      Sri Lanka: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the water quality in the Jaffna Peninsula in northern Sri Lanka and its...

      Diplomatic Service: Brussels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many British diplomatic staff were based in Brussels on (a) 1 January 2019 and (b) 20 January 2021.

      British Virgin Islands: Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether registers of beneficial ownership will form part of the investigations of his Department's Commission of...

      British Nationals Abroad: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will hold discussions with his European counterparts on amending covid-19 travel restrictions to allow UK...

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the response of the Government of Tanzania to the covid-19...

      Jonathan Taylor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department and the UK consulate in Croatia are providing to whistleblower Jonathan Taylor in...

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on Uganda of the decision to reduce the funding allocated to the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department is holding with stakeholders to help ensure equality of global access to covid-19...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what financial impact assessment his Department has made for each country of the Government decision to reduce the...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) logistical and (b) financial support the Government is providing to medical research programmes to enable...

      Greenland: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment has made of the implications for diplomatic relations with Greenland of products of Greenlandic...

      Jonathan Taylor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Monegasque Authorities to encourage their withdrawal of the extradition...

      Cuba: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to his US counterpart to encourage the normalisation of diplomatic relations...

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to impose sanctions as a result of the Russian Federation's (a) alleged poisoning and (b)...

      Jonathan Taylor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to reports that the arrest warrant has been withdrawn in relation to whistleblower Jonathan Taylor,...

      Alexei Navalny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for UK relations with Russia of the recording of alleged dialogue...

      Kurds: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the policy priorities are of the UK Consulate-General for the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and northern Iraq.

      Disease Control: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much support the UK provided to global disease surveillance in each of the last five years, (a) bilaterally...

      Kurds: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many (a) Departmental staff and (b) local staff are employed in the UK Consulate-General for the Kurdistan...

      Health: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance his Department plans to allocate to global health projects in 2021.

      Russia: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to introduce sanctions in relation to Nordstream 2.

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential role of the UN in assisting the federal and regional governments of...

      Kurds: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of the existing premises for the UK Consulate-General for...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 2 of the Written Statement of 12 January 2021 on Equipment plan, HCWS700, what the timeframe is in years of the once in a...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January to Question 135841 on USA: Defence Equipment, what proportion of the 15 per cent of F-35b value attributed to...

      Warrior Armoured Vehicle: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an assessment of the design maturity of the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme; and what the planned timescale is...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Peshmerga programme.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of whether changes are required for the armoured fighting vehicle capability in order to maintain the UK's contribution to...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has for a Land Industrial Strategy, including the role of armoured vehicle and turret manufacturing and production in that...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of regularly testing members of the Armed Forces for covid-19 to support them returning to their...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel deployed to support front line work as part of the covid-19 response are receiving regular covid-19 testing.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 133982, if he will publish the full decision-taking framework used to assess the potential impact...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Taxi and Private Hire Driver Support Fund: Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of amending the rules for universal credit to ensure that payments received from the...

    • Winter Fuel Payments: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to tackle the disparity in eligibility for Winter Fuel Payments for UK nationals living in different European Economic Area...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      What support her Department is providing to help people find new jobs during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Child Maintenance Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much revenue her Department has collected through the Child Maintenance Service's (a) 20 per cent fee and (b) four per cent fee through...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of staff in her Department are able to work from home during the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps she is taking...

      Employment

      What recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of employment.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      What recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on supporting people who have lost their jobs as a result of the covid-19 outbreak back into employment.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brook Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of staff recruited to her Department by Brook Street becoming (a) fixed-term appointments...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many staff across her Department can currently work from home; and what steps she is taking to improve access to the necessary equipment...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Brook Street

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much in addition to wages has been paid to Brook Street for the recruitment of staff to her Department since March 2020.

      Unemployment: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is providing to unemployed people without access to a computer or the internet to help them find work.

      Unemployment: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support her Department is providing to people aged over 50 to help them get back into work.

      Social Security Benefits: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of benefits claimants who do not have access to a computer and the internet.

      Question

      What recent assessment she has made of the potential effect of removing the £20 uplift to universal credit on recipients in each (a) region and (b) population demographic.

      Local Housing Allowance

      What recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of local housing allowance; and if she will make a statement.

      Pensions

      What steps her Department is taking to help protect pensions savers from disproportionate costs and charges.

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment has she made of the implications for her policies of the increase in demand on food banks and charities providing emergency...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      What progress her Department is making on the publication of its review into access to benefits for people with a terminal illness, announced in July 2019.

      Question

      What assessment she has made of the adequacy of benefit rates for disabled people on legacy benefits.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many service centres are being used to house HMRC staff at weekends for the purposes of overtime; and whether her Department is carrying...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department’s staff recruited through agencies are paid their full wage during covid-19 related absences.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that claimants whose work capability assessments have been delayed due to a need for a face-to-face...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's policy is on automatically extending personal independence payment awards.

      Access to Work Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2020 to Question 123507, how much funding was allocated to promote the Access to Work scheme in the last...

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Treasury's Answer on 18 December 2020 to Question 127577 on Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus, with reference to the...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many mandatory reconsideration applications her Department has received from claimants disputing the application of the benefit cap in...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to ensure that personal independence payment claimants with incurable illnesses are only reassessed when there...

      Access to Work Programme: Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of modifications to Access to Work during the covid-19 outbreak on support for people with...

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish the timetable for the National Disability Strategy, and whether that Strategy will be consulted on as a command paper.

      Kickstart Scheme: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure young deaf people who are not eligible for universal credit can access the Kickstart Scheme.

      Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the Resolution of the House of 18 January 2021 on universal credit and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her benefit cap policy of the findings of the Child Poverty Action Group in its...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the amount awarded to claimants for the Pneumoconiosis Etc. (Workers’ Compensation) Act 1979...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the feasibility of restarting face-to-face work capability assessments.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Marine Environment: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on marine life of sea scraping by industrial trawlers.

    • Animal Products: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 137309 on Animal Products: UK Trade with EU, what new markets the...

      Pesticides: Rivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report entitled Potential role of veterinary flea products in widespread pesticide contamination of...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to convene an emergency flood summit before a major flood event to ensure that adequate resources are...

      European Chemicals Agency: Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to create a separate UK chemical database as a result of the UK’s departure from the...

      Marine Protected Areas: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating protected spaces in UK waters in which fishing is prohibited.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to ensure that the use of animal testing is (a) minimised and (b) not duplicated following the...

      Marine Protected Areas: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the environmental effect of bottom trawling in UK Marine Protected Areas.

      Fisheries: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether companies with a record of criminal activity will be eligible to receive compensation under a future funding package...

      Assistance Animals: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress has been made on developing a permanent solution for assistance dogs to obtain part one listed status under...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of fish caught in UK waters were caught by supertrawlers in each of the last five years.

      Fisheries: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the (a) number, (b) geographical breakdown of callers and (c) issues of concern relating to calls made to...

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the level of excess stock accumulated by wholesalers as a result of (a) covid-19 restrictions,...

  • Home Office

    • Computer Misuse Act 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to update the provisions of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

    • Intelligence Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department plans to introduce new measures requiring the registration of foreign agents.

      Intelligence Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with his US counterpart on the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals similar to that...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of children referred into the national referral mechanism have not received an independent child trafficking...

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of an Exceptional Assurance visa extension of four weeks on a person's ability to remain in or...

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will extend Exceptional Assurance from four weeks to six months for people who are unable to travel to their home country due to the...

      Visas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the need to reapply for an Exceptional Assurance visa every three to four weeks on a person's...

      Arts: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on work permits for creative workers since 24...

      Domestic Abuse: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 2,300 Boots pharmacies and 300 independent community pharmacies which are participating in the Ask for ANI codeword scheme...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the use of Mode IV exemptions for mobility.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many deportation flights have been carried out by her Department in the last twelve months; and what the departure and arrival locations...

      Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to extend the Ask for Ani scheme to more venues.

      Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to transfer control of Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service from Lancashire County Council to the Police and...

      Police National Computer: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the (a) 213,000 offence records, (b) 175,000 arrest records and (c) 15,000 person records deleted from the Police National...

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many thefts of catalytic converters from hybrid vehicles have been reported in England in the last three month period for which...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will consult police forces on proposals to be introduced at the end of this lockdown prior to its easement to ensure that their views...

      Police: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support she has provided to the police to enforce the stay local principle in the context of covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

      Retail Trade: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to enforce covid-19 regulations and protect retail staff against infection from customers who refuse to wear a face...

      Criminal Records: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the criminal records that were deleted by her Department relate to people in (a) Plymouth, (b) Devon, (c) Cornwall and (d) the...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of unnecessary journeys on the level of covid-19 infections.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the Minister for Immigration plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Manchester Withington of 4 September 2020 on...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she has taken to open a review into citizenship-deprivation powers, as required by section 40B of the British Nationality Act...

      Assisted Voluntary Return Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have used the Assisted Voluntary Return service since it re-opened in July 2020.

      Immigrants: Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2021 to Question 131225, if she will include in the guidance to be published on the Immigration Rule...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has (a) identified and (b) made an assessment of asylum claimants from certain nationalities or groups who could be...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether stakeholder views have been included in her Department’s review of its policy on asylum-seekers’ right to work; and when...

      Asylum: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has made an assessment of the effect on the mental health of LGBT+ asylum applicants of (a) delays to asylum...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people are awaiting (a) an initial decision and (b) a further review of their claim for asylum; and what steps she is taking to...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people awaiting a decision on their asylum application have the right to work.

      Asylum: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what safeguards are in place to ensure that people who have been refused asylum will not become homeless 21 days after receiving their...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of people detained in immigration removal centres are women.

      Borders: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the Government's planned timeframe is for the (a) consultation on and (b) publication of the proposed sovereign borders Bill.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what information her Department holds on how many calls have been made to Migrant Help from residents at Napier Barracks since it started...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish the covid-19 audit reports of the (a) Penally training camp, (b) Napier barracks and (c) hotels which are being used as...

      Domestic Abuse: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which police forces are yet to sign up to Operation Encompass.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend unimplemented planning permissions with time limits for implementation which were due to...

    • Asylum: Barton Stacey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question HL11693, whether development on Crown Land is exempt from (a)...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to encourage housing developers to build more affordable housing.

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homes reserved under the Help to Buy scheme will not be complete by (a) 31 March 2021 and (b) 30 June 2021.

      Landlords: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many landlords have been placed on the database of rogue landlords and property agents for offering rent in...

      Landlords: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many landlords have received banning orders under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 for offering rent in exchange...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) quality of new build housing, (b) ability of local authorities to take...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of lodgers who have been evicted or at risk of eviction as a...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of lodgers who have been evicted or are at risk of eviction as a...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that live-in lodgers are protected from eviction during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Help to Buy Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to Homes England's press release of 8 December 2020 on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on housing...

      Roads: Tewkesbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to issue a decision on the bid by Tewkesbury Borough Council for £1.5m to assist with the business...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether a condition of receiving funding from the Building Safety Fund is that (a) leaseholders and (b) applicants to...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will publish the standard template documents for the (a) Short Form Funding Agreement for Pre-Tender...

      Shared Ownership: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what responsibilities housing associations have for shared ownership properties which have cladding and insulation...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason his Department has not reissued the guidance to local authorities that initiated the Everybody In...

      Hospital Beds: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, of the £10 million made available by the Government for domestic abuse shelters' capacity (a) how many extra beds...

      Hospital Beds: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many extra beds have been made available since 23 March 2020 specifically to victims of domestic abuse.

      Evictions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the number of lodgers that have been evicted in (a) London, (b) Southwark and...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many information gateways there are in operation in his Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

      Domestic Abuse: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if the Government will take steps to ensure that the regulations and guidance underpinning the statutory duty in the...

      Domestic Abuse: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of (a) risk assessment, (b) safeguarding and (c) support delivered...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will issue guidance to local authorities on (a) administering scrutiny and monitoring requirements, (b)...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to allocate further funding to support the provision of Covid Marshals.

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support his Department is providing to local authorities to help them encourage covid-19 vaccine take-up within...

      Elections: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the additional costs that will be incurred by local authorities as a result...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to launch the consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps communities need to take to access the pilot scheme of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Clergy: Discipline

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on the review of the Clergy Discipline Measure.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Fossil Fuels: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many of UKEF’s 17 fossil fuel pipeline projects will reach financial close in the next six months; and where those projects are...

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of (a) the implications for her policies and (b) the effect on UK businesses of the EU trade remedies (i) AD653...

      Energy Charter

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans her Department has to expand the scope of investment protection in the Energy Charter Treaty to include hydrogen, biomass or...

      Trade: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2020 to Question 127536, if she will publish a full list of the Thematic Working Groups established by...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his Department's policy is on enabling UK creative workers to travel to the EU for touring and entertainment purposes.

    • Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 14 January 2021 to Question 135862 and of 20 January 2021 to Question 138408 on Musicians: Visas,...

      Arts: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he last held discussions with the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office on work...

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic effect on the creative sector of the exclusion of creative...

      Arts: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) working groups, (b) committees and (c) other forums there are in his Department for consultation with representatives...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will hold discussions with the Betting and Gaming Council to encourage gambling firms to cease TV and radio advertising...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to support women’s sport through the covid-19 outbreak.

      Scout Association: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on financial support for the Scouts through the covid-19...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the viability of obtaining a data adequacy decision from the European Commission before the end...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what involvement the Information Commissioner’s Office will have in the EU's General Data Protection Regulations’...

      Gyms and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a scheme to incentivise gym and leisure club membership following the...

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to review the decision to close golf courses during the covid-19 lockdown period announced in January 2021.

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish data on the rates of covid-19 infection in (a) professional and (b) grassroots sport in the period prior to...

      Swimming Pools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he is having with (a) Swim England and (b) Cabinet colleagues on supporting (i) Brockwell lido and (ii) other...

      Ice Skating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will allow competitive ice skaters who are over 18 and who are not elite athletes to access ice rinks to train when the...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he is having with Cabinet colleagues on supporting (a) tennis outdoor courts, (b) running tracks, (c) golf...

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021 on women’s elite level football.

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what (a) working groups, (b) committees and (c) other forums there are in his Department for sector representatives of the...

      Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what fiscal steps the Government plans to take to ensure that the creative industries can start growing again as the economy...

      Arts: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the Government’s policy position is on supporting job creation in the creative industries as part of its covid-19...

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proposals he plans to include in the forthcoming Online Harms Bill to support women aged over 18 who are experiencing...

      Ice Skating: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of changing the designation of ice rinks to sporting facilities for...

      Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps is he taking to ensure that (a) performance venues, (b) performers and (c) technicians are supported through the...

      Social Media: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to limit or stop the spreading of extremist materials on social media.

      Tech Nation: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of Tech Nation's (a) grants and (b) programme support have been awarded to (i) women, (ii) ethnic minorities...

      Internet: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to tackle the effect of misinformation online on disordered eating.

      Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect on public health of misinformation and conspiracy theories on covid-19 on social...

      Social Media: Disinformation and Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with social media companies on the prevalence of misinformation, conspiracy theories and...

      Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has for social media reform.

  • House of Commons Commission

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorways: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fatal accidents per kilometre there have been on (1) smart motorways, and (2) regular motorways, in each of the last two years.

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Spending Review 2020, published on 25 November 2020, by what date they estimate that orders for the "800 cleaner, greener, quieter zero emission...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Chiltern Society Area of Neighbourly Behaviour? HS2 in the Chilterns since Notice to Proceed, published on 14...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been (1) budgeted, and (2) spent, on HS2 (a) in the London area within the M25, and (b) outside the London area.

      Transport for the North: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have cut funding entirely for the smart ticketing project from Transport for the North's budget for the next financial year; and what plans they have...

      Bus Services and Trams: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of providing one funding package for bus and tram services on an area rather than a modal basis.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to announce funding to support bus services during the COVID-19 pandemic after current funding runs out at the end of March; and what plans they...

      Airports: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to accelerate safe travel through UK airports, including through testing and use of other technology.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of new religious teachers across different faith groups in England and Wales being assessed and trained through internal...

    • Outdoor Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional support to outdoor education centres.

      Training: Unemployed People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of funding for education and skills provision to help unemployed people; and what recent discussions they have had,...

      Apprentices: Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage private companies to provide digital resources to apprentices.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Protective Clothing and Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards ensuring the secure supply of (1) vaccines, and (2) personal protective equipment.

    • Freezers: Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what production capacity is available for the (1) manufacture, and (2) supply, of sub-60 degrees freezers in the UK.

      Service Industries: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to formulate a strategy for trade in services with the EU at a (1) bilateral, and (2) multilateral, level.

      UK Trade with EU: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the administrative burden on trade with the EU; and what options there could be to reduce that burden through a 'one-in, two-out' rule.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial levers or incentives they are considering, if any, to persuade people to insulate their homes to Energy Performance Certificate band C levels.

      Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an Energy Bill or a draft Energy Bill this year.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Landlords: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce specific financial support for landlords who have lost rent as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the affordability of leaseholders extending their leases by 990 years.

      Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on 11 January (HCWS695), whether leaseholders will retain...

      Leasehold: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of their proposed leasehold reforms on the break-up of large freehold estates in major cities like London.

      Flats: Leasehold

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the extension of leases by 990 years by all leaseholders in a block of flats would have on the viability of...

      Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide financial support to tenants who have accrued rent arrears as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how much money has been allocated in total to the COVID-19 Secure Marshal programme, (2) how many marshals have been employed, (3) for how long such marshals...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Dartmoor Prison: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any prisoners in HMP Dartmoor who have tested positive for COVID-19 are confined to cells for 24-hours per day without access to showers; if so, (1) how...

    • Prisoners' Transfers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that transfers between prisons will resume, in particular transfers from closed to open prison conditions.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Balance of Trade: Tunisia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current balance of trade between the UK and Tunisia; and what assessment they have made of whether such economic activity will increase following...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Bahrain: Visits Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement issued by the government of Bahrain on 27 December labelling reports relating to concerns raised over the Home...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to record and certify vaccinations given to UK nationals abroad.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by B'Tselem on 1 January 2020 that "in 2019, Israeli security forces killed 133 Palestinians, including 28 minors";...

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Israel Defence Force fire machine guns in the border areas of the Gaza Strip when there is low visibility due to...

      Issa Amro

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conviction of Issa Amro by a military court in Israel.

      Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the obligation contained in the UN Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide to enact...

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to ask British embassies to designate an official with special responsibility for modern slavery, focussing on supply chains...

      Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Torture and Mistreatment Reporting Guidance, published in March 2011, has been updated since its publication; if not, whether any equivalent guidance...

      Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Germany about the future of the Office of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, and in...

      Gibraltar: Borders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be responsible for border checks at points of entry to Gibraltar.

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by Amnesty International on 6 January that "the Israeli government must stop ignoring its international obligations...

      Tigray: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to end the forced repatriation of refugees to Eritrea from refugee camps in Tigray; and what assessment they have made of (1)...

      Ethiopia: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a mass killing on 15 December 2020 at the Mariam of Zion church in Aksum, Ethiopia.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on the Integrated Review of Foreign, Defence, Security and Development policy on 19 November (HC Deb, col 495), how...

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether personnel in squadrons of F35B combat aircraft embarked in the carriers will be working to the same harmony rules.

      Armed Forces: Misconduct

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are (1) the terms of reference, and (2) timelines, for the judge-led review into how allegations of wrongdoing by military personnel are raised and...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to form a (1) third, and (2) fourth, F35B combat aircraft squadron.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether 48 F35B combat aircraft would meet the requirement for 35 embarked aircraft that were originally considered essential for initial war-entry Carrier...

      Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases relating to sexual assault have faced trial in military courts in each year since 2010; and how many of these cases have resulted in (1) guilty and...

      Qatar: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on their relations with the government of Qatar of the presence of a Turkish military base in Qatar; and whether UK...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further (1) to the objections of the Wildlife Trust, and (2) to the statements from the UN Food and Agriculture Organization and the World Health Organization,...

    • Sugar Beet: Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the process of approving the use of neonicotinoid pesticides for sugar beet seed included assessments of the (1) general human health, (2) obesity, and (3)...

      Sugar Beet: Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision to approve a neonicotinoid pesticide for use on sugar beet seed on (1) the population numbers and...

      Food: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) whether they plan to reduce the amount of food imported to the UK, (2) if so, what their target is for such a reduction, and (3) how they plan to achieve any...

      Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of flood prevention and mitigation measures in Somerset in 2020.

      Air Pollution and Environment Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to reduce air pollution in addition to the measures in the Environment Bill.

      Waste Disposal: Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sri Lanka about the 21 waste containers that were returned from that country to the UK in September 2020.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to implement the recommendations of the report by Sir Charles Godfray A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free...

  • Home Office

    • Offences against Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the response by different faith groups in England and Wales to historic cases of child abuse.

    • Police and Crime Commissioners: Reviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9388), when they plan to publish the report of part one of the internal review of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on public compliance with the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic of the guidance issued by...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office discussed the guidance issued by the National Police Chiefs' Council in relation to the "engaging, explaining, encouraging and enforcing"...

      National Police Chiefs' Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Police Chiefs' Council has any legal authority to issue guidance on the interpretation of the law.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Secretary has raised any concerns with police forces about the targeting of individuals to enforce the restrictions in place to address the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Communication Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the Reshaping Government Communication Service programme; from whom they have received such representations; and what...

    • Third Sector

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the establishment of the Civil Society Forum, as provided for in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that small businesses can access COVID-19 financial support schemes.

    • Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the reduced Value Added Tax rate for the hospitality industry.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of workers who are not eligible for any COVID-19 financial support; and what steps they are taking to reduce that number.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gardens and Listed Buildings: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many listed historic houses and gardens have been supported with grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund for recovery and business continuity purposes.

    • Visas: Performing Arts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the EU during their negotiations relating to the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement about visa arrangements for (1) UK...

      Golf: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the evidence on which they based their policy to only allow two-ball golf matches to be played during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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