Written answers

Tuesday, 26 January 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Road Traffic Offences: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Government plans to give local authorities outside London the civil enforcement powers set out in part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent changes have been made in the planning for HS2 East to ensure minimum or no disruption to biodiversity and ancient woodlands

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what cross-departmental work is taking place to build the maximum economic opportunity in (a) York and (b) other locations adjacent to High Speed Two...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will focus the integrated rail plan on (a) public transport modes and active travel and (b) other aspects of intermodal transport.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2021 to Question 138893, when the remaining £14 million of the £20 million allocated for ORCS for the...

      Driving Licences: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will update the Government's online guidance for people driving in the UK on an EU licence to reflect the changes as a result of the end of the...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, (a) what representations he has received, and (b) what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the removal of Value Added Tax...

      Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of lifting the £8 million cap in the Airports and Ground Operators Support Scheme.

      Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the proportion of an airport's fixed costs that will be covered by the Airports and Ground Operators Support Scheme.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on securing a common international standard for passenger covid-19 testing; and if he will make a statement.

      Marine Environment: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the marine contingency planning the UK has in place for responding to a maritime accident involving the escape of radioactive...

      Department for Transport: Databases

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

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Shops: Confectionery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons specialist confectionary shops that sell (a) fudge, (b) sweets or (c) chocolate are classified as...

    • Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) non-essential workers being asked to attend offices by employers, and...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether future rulings on workers' rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union will be applied to Northern...

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, of he will publish all correspondence between his Department and their European counterparts on work visas for creative...

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish all correspondence between his Department and the (a) Cabinet Office, (b) Home Office and (c)...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions his Department has had with business leaders in the hospitality sector on developing a plan to...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure wider access to Government support for small businesses during the...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Prime Minister's answer to oral Question 910650 of 13 January 2021, how many meetings have taken place...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on the eligibility of wholesale distributors for...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the eligibility of wholesale distributors for Local...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of issuing guidance to local authorities on the eligibility of...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses were declared insolvent in each of the last twelve months for which figures are available.

      Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of the EU's orphan works exception on academic institutions; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many (a) Pfizer/BioNTech and (b) Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines have been procured by the UK Government; how many of...

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answers of 19 January 2021 to Questions 137942 and 137941, if he will provide a breakdown of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to secure UK covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity and protect those manufacturing...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money is remaining in the Green Home Grant Fund; and how many voucher requests to that fund are outstanding.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much money was in the Green Home Grant Fund at its launch; how many vouchers have been issued; and what the average...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) trends in the levels of fuel poverty and (b) potential effect of the...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to put in place a long-term funding strategy for energy efficiency beyond the Green...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the ministerial work of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Business and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that low -income parents and guardians whose child is asked to self-isolate due to the covid-19...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor patients who have had the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine, (b) monitor which patients...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of covid-19 vaccines to carers supporting residents in their own homes; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure covid-19 vaccines reach people who are housebound and unable to attend a vaccination centre.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the relative proportions of Pfizer-BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, as a proportion of total vaccine supply, being...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment has been made of the relative risk of potentially overwhelming the health service by prioritising people aged...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      "To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on that country's distribution of covid-19 vaccines to neighbourhood...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that directly employed personal assistants carers are aware they can access covid-19...

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising the covid-19 vaccine for full time unpaid carers of elderly relatives...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) fill-finish capacity and (b) the effect of that capacity on plans to upscale...

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the timeframe to administer the covid-19 vaccine to all consenting persons over the age of 50 in (a) the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the rationale for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's decision not to prioritise people with...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS healthcare workers had received the (a) first and (b) second dose of the covid-19 vaccine by Wednesday 20 January 2021.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent comparative assessment he has made of the level of access to routine dental check-ups for NHS and private patients.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 vaccine supply will be prioritised to regions according to (a) local population size, (b) local vulnerable population,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing (a) retail workers and (b) other workers in public facing roles to be...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to bring forward a third round of the Infection Control Fund to help social care providers protect residents during the...

      Hospitals: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to modernise hospital estates.

      Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to Stockport NHS Foundation Trust to help improve accident and emergency services at Stepping...

      Medical Equipment: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of NHS reusable rehabilitation equipment that was supplied to patients for home...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 September 2020 to Question 89688 on Coronavirus: Screening, what the performance standards are that Deloitte...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many Departmental staff will be attending COP26 in an official capacity with their expenses covered.

      Mongolian Blue Spots

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to raise awareness of Mongolian Blue Spot among healthcare professionals.

      Stepping Hill Hospital: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allocate funding for capital investment at Stepping Hill hospital.

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who have received the first covid-19 vaccination in the (a) London Borough of Barnet...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) identify and (b) reach people who are homeless and eligible to be on the priority list for the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to ensure the rapid distribution of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the definition of frontline health workers prioritised in the covid-19 vaccination programme will include people undertaking...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason pharmacies have not been used to administer covid-19 vaccinations; and if he will make it his policy to utilise the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing a requirement for people to wear a mask in outdoor markets...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to utilise community pharmacies in the roll-out of covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cases have been recorded in the UK of the variants of covid-19 that originated in (a) South Africa and (b) Brazil since 1...

      Infant Foods: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to fully implement the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 30 October and 25 November on his...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment has been made on the ability to transmit covid-19 by people who have (a) contracted covid-19 and recovered, and (b) been...

      Coronavirus: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many beds there are in Nightingale Hospitals; and what proportion of those beds have been occupied in each week in the most recent...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his Department's policy that pregnant women are vulnerable to covid-19 and should shield.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the CRITCON level for each hospital for which data is available on each day in the last three months.

      Urinary Tract Infections: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether PHE plans to update its guidance on UTIs to recommend the use of a dipstick to diagnose UTI patients with suggestive symptoms and...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made since the publication the Government’s personal protective equipment (PPE) strategy in September 2020...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending hospital car parking enforcement at hospitals distributing the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 25 September 2020 on Government guidance on the...

      Contact Tracing: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many consultants are currently employed on the Government's Test and Trace programme; what the total expenditure on these consultants...

      Randox Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of contracts awarded to Randox Laboratories for the delivery of covid-19 testing since 1 March 2020.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to expand the eligibility of the Test and Trace Support Payment of £500 for people required to self-isolate...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the amount of financial support (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) allied health...

      Kidneys: Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people awaiting a kidney transplant who were not offered an operation because of...

      NHS: Amazon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what liability Amazon has in its data storage contracts with the NHS for loss of data or data breaches; and what the range of legal and...

      Fertility: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS fertility clinics have paused services during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021 as a result of (a) staff...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131167 on Coronavirus: Research, what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people notified to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace app are now eligible to receive the Test and Trace Support payment.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many university places were available to study dentistry in each year since 2015.

      General Practitioners: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GP Surgeries there were in Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people were prescribed antidepressants in (a) 2010, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of a person's vitamin D levels on the severity of covid-19; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Treatments: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding for the Innovative Medicines Fund to ensure (a) blood cancer patients and (b)...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of outcome-based payment for cancer medicines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will assess the approved covid-19 vaccines' level of protection for those who are vaccinated and registered as clinically...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of expanding the range of milks covered by the Nursery Milk Scheme...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve vaccination rates in England.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the ratio of covid-19 (a) hospital admissions to (b) community infections in the most recent period for...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of hospital admissions as a result of alcohol-related liver disease.

      Smoking: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is undertaking research to determine the extent to which smokers may experience more serious effects of covid-19...

      Mortuaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to open additional mortuary facilities.

      HIV Infection: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the Department for Health and Social Care to help prevent new HIV cases by 2030.

      Bread: Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of fortifying bread with Vitamin D in England.

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure equitable access to the anti-HIV drug PrEP for all groups who could benefit from it.

      Protective Clothing: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence informed his Department's decision that children under the age of 11 do not need to wear a mask in an enclosed public space...

      Vitamin D

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when people who applied for the free four-month supply of vitamin D supplements for adults who are clinically extremely vulnerable will...

      Primary Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to formally consult organisations representing non-GP members of primary care multi-disciplinary...

      Meat: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has undertaken of the cost effectiveness of the procurement of privatised services by the Food Standards Authority to...

      Paramedical Staff: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure a sufficient supply of personal protective equipment to frontline paramedics.

      Glaucoma: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure adequate supplies of glaucoma medication procured from EU suppliers.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support people living with the effects of diabetic foot disease on their (a) economic, (b) social,...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the progress that has been made in the testing of (a) anti-viral treatments, (b) immune modulators...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of deploying (a) buses and (b) other such vehicles as mobile vaccination centres in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with local authorities on the use of civic buildings for the covid-19 vaccination rollout.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to minimise the risk of covid-19 vaccines expiring before they are administered.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, following vaccination of the key priority groups which the Government has outlined, if he will (a) prioritise people working in emergency...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to train health care professionals on communicating the (a) safety and (b) effectiveness of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason what (a) Birmingham and (b) Sandwell are excluded from the first wave of covid-19 vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how his Department plans to contact frontline health and social care workers who do not work in an NHS setting in order for them to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for the first rollout of a covid-19 vaccination; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will list the names and locations of the pharmacies in the Wakefield local authority area that are administering covid-19 vaccines.

      Alzheimer's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much money from the public purse has been allocated to research into (a) Parkinson's disease, (b) Alzheimers Disease and (c) Multiple...

      Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS beds in acute hospitals were available for use on 31 December in each of the last 10 years.

      Emma Stanton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 6 January 2021 to Question 129095 on Emma Stanton, who made the decision to reduce the lobbying ban to just...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase biomedical research on the causes and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare of 12 October and 12 November 2020 on behalf of...

      Ambulance Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional logistical support to areas with long ambulance waiting...

      NHS England and NHS Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date he plans to publish his Department's Mandate to NHS England and NHS Improvement for 2021-22.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to implement the recommendation of the British Society of Immunology and introduce a high-profile,...

      Coronavirus: Personal Care Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision to restrict medical massage practitioners in areas of Tier four covid...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the ethical implications for people who received a first dose of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine, but had...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Databases

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

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Supported housing: national statement of expectations, published on 20 October 2020, what steps...

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2021 to Question 136542, how many and what proportion of the 33,000 people...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates' Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that Magistrates courts (a) limit observers and (b) enforce covid-19 lockdown regulations in the context of observing...

    • Sexual Offences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to criminalise the offence of threatening to share...

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for the offence of sexual assault by penetration under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 have been made in cases where the victim had...

      Exploitation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prosecutions for offences for exploitation of children under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 there have been in each year since that Act came into...

      Probate: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of administrative delays in probate cases.

      Legal Representation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what statistical information his Department holds on trends in the number of litigants in person appearing in courts and tribunals since 2010.

      Ministry of Justice: Databases

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

  • Treasury

    • Amusement Arcades: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the VAT reduction to five per cent was not granted to amusement arcades.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of transit guarantees; and if he will make a statement.

      Transport: Infrastructure

      What fiscal steps his Department is taking to improve transport connectivity throughout the UK.

      Cultural Heritage: Coronavirus

      What financial support he is providing to the cultural and arts sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) reviewing the cut-off date of 30 October 2020 for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and (b)...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to consider extending the Stamp Duty holiday until the end of 2021 in order to help shore up economic growth?

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of the proposed directors income support scheme in the context of Northern Ireland’s...

      Tax Avoidance: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people facing bankruptcy as a result of the Loan Charge.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the stamp duty holiday for people who have requested solicitors to buy or sell a house...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include language schools in the eligible retail and leisure categories for business rates relief to allow those schools to access support from...

      Business: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing grants for businesses that have accrued excess stock as a result of Government policy...

      Infrastructure: Coronavirus

      What estimate he has made of the level of infrastructure investment required to support the potential contribution of the (a) North and (b) Midlands to post covid-19 economic recovery.

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support wholesale distributors in response to the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Transport on the potential effect of the re-introduction of a return leg exemption from air...

      Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions has he had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the rejection of wholesalers from Local Authority...

      Hospitality Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the viability of calls from UK Hospitality to (a) extend the repayment period for all Government-backed loans to ten years,...

      Renewable Energy: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing VAT on domestic renewables and installations for a period of 10 years to (a) help grow the...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many letters were sent by HMRC to people affected by the Loan Charge, in December 2020.

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

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

      Health Professions: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) doctors and (b) nurses who (i) are subject to the Loan Charge and (ii) have settled to avoid that Charge.

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many (a) small and (b) large firms have claimed R&D Tax Relief since 2010.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of the extended duration of the covid-19 lockdowns and restrictions put in place in response to the...

      Revenue and Customs: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many employees of HMRC were exclusively employed on facilitating the collection of customs duties on (a) 30 September 2020, (b) 31 October 2020, (c) 30...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what action is being taken against people who promoted and operated schemes now subject to the Loan Charge.

      Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade: Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of how business rates relief supports supply chain businesses in the hospitality, leisure and retail sectors during...

      UK Trade with EU: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment he has made of the EU-UK trade agreement's restrictions on laden journeys and cross trade transport operations on the logistics and...

      Small Businesses: Insolvency

      What assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Federation of Small Businesses January 2021 finding that 250,000 small businesses may go out of business in the next 12 months.

      Pensions: Age

      What plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce changes to the minimum age for withdrawing a private pension.

      UK Trade with EU: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the cost to UK-based and EU-based businesses importing goods from outside the EU to sell to EU customers.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that working parents are aware that they can be furloughed to look after their children when schools are closed in...

      Housing: Construction

      What fiscal steps he is taking to encourage self-build and custom housebuilding.

      Government Securities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits of the issuance of a 50 year coronavirus recovery bond to cover the debt generated by Government...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Jonathan Taylor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has received on extradition proceedings against whistleblower Jonathan Taylor in...

    • Israel: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department holds data on military bases with missiles that are within range of Israeli territory.

      Pakistan: Abduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to encourage the Pakistani Government to investigate and prevent cases of enforced...

      Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Pakistani counterpart on (a) Maira Shahbaz, (b) Arzoo Raja and (c)...

      Pakistan: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to support girls who have been subject to forced conversions and marriages in Sindh, Pakistan.

      Hong Kong: HSBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the freezing of assets and bank accounts of...

      Schengen Agreement: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK nationals have contacted a UK Embassy after having been refused entry at the Schengen border since 1...

      Sub-saharan Africa: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the 2021 Open Doors World Watch List, what steps he is taking to address the rise in violence against...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the UK Government provided (a) directly and (b) through partners to evaluate whether the recent...

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will list the training for Uganda's (a) police and (b) prison service that has been funded by UK Official...

      Western Sahara: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Saharawi people in (a) occupied Western Sahara and (b) refugee camps were asked whether they agreed...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will seek clarification from the United Nations on which Government has Administering Power of Western Sahara.

      Ramy Kamel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 June 2020 to Question 51598, what recent representations he has made to his Egyptian...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department has received on the judgments of Branch 54 of the Special Court for Article 49...

      Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Uganda to secure the release from house arrest of Robert...

      Palestinians: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Institute for Monitoring...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to improve access to ODA for local organisations based in-country as part of his plans to...

      Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his priorities are for (a) ocean conservation, (b) the promotion of marine biodiversity, and (c) the role of...

      New Zealand: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his New Zealand counterpart on that country's managed (a) quarantine and (b)...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken towards securing a new resolution on human rights in Sri Lanka at the UN Human Rights...

      Overseas Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of investments by the Commonwealth Development Corporation has been redirected since January 2020...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of 19 January 2021 of the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many complaints his Department's low flying complaints and enquiries unit received in the 2019-20 financial year; and if he will make a statement.

    • Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the hours were of military low flying within the UK low flying system in financial year 2019-20; and if he will make a statement.

      Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many compensation payments and of what amounts were made by his Department in the financial years (a) 2019-20, (b) 2018-19, (c) 2017-18, (d) 2016-17...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure the wellbeing of armed forces personnel deployed at very short notice to assist with covid-19 testing and other...

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure there are adequate catering and food arrangements for armed forces personnel deployed at very short notice to assist...

      Armed Forces: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure that each Front Line Command publishes its diversity and inclusion delivery plans, as set out in his Department's...

      Armed Forces: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's review into promotion boards is published.

      Armed Forces: Disinfectants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the armed forces units involved in the development of the Virusend disinfectant spray.

      Armed Forces: Disinfectants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress the Government has made in rolling out Virusend (a) in NHS settings and (b) for commercial use.

      Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many times the Armed Forces Covenant Reference Group met in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      Ministry of Defence: Databases

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

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the maximum time is for employers to start employing young people on the Kickstart Scheme from the date the employer made the application...

    • Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2021 to Question 136526 on Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus, on what date she reviewed the adequacy...

      National Insurance: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many national insurance numbers have been issued to EU citizens in each of the last five years.

      National Insurance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 139101, what estimate her Department has made of the (a) number of applications in the...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people have been waiting for a face-to-face Work Capability Assessment for (a) less than and (b) more than six months in the most...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to maintain the £20 universal credit uplift in universal credit beyond March 2021.

      Pensions: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to promote environmentally sustainable investments by pension funds.

      Universal Credit and Working Tax Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to announce its decision on whether the £20 uplift to universal credit and working tax credits will be extended...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021 on the level of stocks retained by...

    • Office for Environmental Protection: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer given to WPQ 54035 on 8 Jn 2020, if he will confirm the location of the new Office for Environmental...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what evidence his Department has received to suggest that 22 months and 32 months for oilseed rape are sufficient time...

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of virus yellows on sugar beet farmers in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) the British sugar beet industry to develop alternative sustainable...

      Fishing Catches: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what quantities of each species of fish have been caught by vessels on the EU Vessels List in (a) Scottish waters, (b)...

      Assistance Animals: Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support assistance dog owners travelling to (a) the EU and (b) Northern Ireland since...

      Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of monitored marine fish stocks were overfished in UK waters in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply the correspondence dated 8 September 2020, 30 October 2020 and 10 December 2020 from Stewart...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential adverse effects on (a) bees and pollinators and (b) other...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the reduced application rate will be in the 2021 emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid use for sugar beet; and what...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether in the decision to approve the 2021 emergency authorisation of neonicotinoid use for sugar beet an assessment of...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of UK scrutiny measures for emergency authorisations of neonicotinoid use since...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many information gateways there are in operation in his Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

      Delivery Services: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reinstating the waiver on the plastic bag charge for home-delivery...

      Flood Control: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the flooding in the Sefton Central constituency on 20 and 21 January 2021, if he will support previously...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the annual budget is for UK REACH for the financial year 2021-22.

      Coastal Erosion: Isle of Sheppey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect from cliff erosion homeowners living on the north coast of the Isle of Sheppey.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the 500,000 hectares of wildlife-rich habitat the Government has committed to creating or restoring is in addition...

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many children have been referred to the Independent Child Trafficking Guardianship service broken since October 2018; and what...

    • Domestic Abuse: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the total number is of women known to the police to have been subjected to domestic abuse or coercive control who have died in sudden...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, it she will make it her Department's policy that (a) EU care workers and (b) other EU citizens who are unable to apply to the EU Settlement...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what adjustments have been made to the EU Settlement Scheme to mitigate the disruptions caused by the covid-19 outbreak in order to ensure...

      Borders: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing a New Zealand-style managed isolation and...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many instances there have been of an Independent Child Trafficking Guardian acting as a litigation friend for a child in each of the...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of introducing a requirement for statutory agencies to refer women who disclose (a)...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that girls who are experiencing sexual exploitation continue to receive support when...

      Intelligence Services and Official Secrets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recommendations of the Intelligence and Security Committee's 2020 report on Russia, if her Department will bring...

      Home Office: Databases

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

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2021 to Question 136007, if she will publish data on the number of medical assessments that have taken...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 136619 on Asylum: Military Bases, what the Government's timetable is for the transfer...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the extent of movement of people between covid-19 local restriction tiers before Christmas 2020; and what...

  • Scotland Office

    • Scotland Office: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department has spent monthly on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing since 1 August 2020.

    • Scotland Office: Databases

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

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the Northern Ireland economy of the recent application of the 25 per cent steel tariff...

    • Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what engagement (a) he and (b) Cabinet colleagues have had with representatives of the EU on seeking a resolution to the matter of the recent...

      Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what plans his Department has to (a) seek removal of the 25 per cent tariff on steel moving between Great Britain and Northern Ireland and (b)...

      Iron and Steel: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish the engagements he has had with stakeholders on the 25 per cent tariff on steel moving between Great Britain and Northern...

      Combat Stress: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that Combat Stress is adequately funded for its work in Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Education

    • Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) laptops and tablets and (b) 4G wireless routers have been delivered to (i) schools, (ii) local authorities or (iii) academy trusts as of...

    • Department for Education: Databases

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

      Secondary Education: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the criteria for applications for the next round of secondary schools buildings funding programme.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that students returning to universities do not contribute to higher covid-19 transmission rates in the...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the safety of university libraries for staff and students from the transmission of covid-19; and whether he has plans...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to provide additional funding to higher education establishments to allow them to reduce the course fees charged for...

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that university students who have entered contracts for accommodation and who are now prevented from travelling to...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to continue the contract with Edenred as the provider of Free School Meals vouchers.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, in what circumstances under-18s are able to train under the supervision of their sport's national governing body during the...

    • Sports Competitors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to professional sporting bodies on permitting elite and professional athletes to...

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the forthcoming Online Advertising Programme will be used to place an obligation on digital platform providers to...

      Tech Nation: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the gender pay gap is within Tech Nation.

      Arts: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent stakeholder representations he has received on establishing a UK Creators Council as a roundtable to improve...

      Mobile Phones: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to prevent corporate intelligence firms registered in the Channel Islands from accessing phones of UK...

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to increase funding to the Public Lending Right fund.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing funding for the Public Lending Right.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the maximum payment threshold for the Public Lending Right.

      Public Lending Right

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the rate of payment per book loan under the Public Lending Right.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate her Department has made of the number of British companies that have paid tariffs on imports of goods from Ghana since 1...

    • UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her Department's policy is on ratifying the Convention on the International Sale of Goods 1980.

      Department for International Trade: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many information gateways there are in operation in her Department; and how those gateways are managed and monitored.

      Fossil Fuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the projected emissions are for each fossil fuel project currently under consideration to be funded by UK Export Finance by scope (a)...

      UK-Africa Investment Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether any Official Development Assistance was used to fund the hosting of the Africa Investment Conference.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what her Department's policy is on the supply to the Israeli Government of (a) mechanical diggers and (b) other large-scale industrial or...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what assessment has been made of trends in the level of sickness-related absence of staff...

    • Parliamentary Estate: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what recommendations have been received from Public Health England since November 2020 on the...

      Parliamentary Estate: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what advice has been received since November 2010 from Public Health England on the risks of...

      Remote Divisions

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 136483 on Remote Divisions, what...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, what discussions representatives of the House authorities have had with trade unions...

      House of Commons: Coronavirus

      To ask the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many instances have been reported of staff working on the Parliamentary estate contracting...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the effect of the Government’s covid-19 (a) health restrictions and (b) economic measures on people aged over 75.

    • Disadvantaged: Children

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps the Government has taken to reduce social exclusion among the children of England.

  • Department for Transport

    • Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the levels of (1) personal, and (2) commercial, vehicle transportation on the roads following the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so,...

    • Buses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they (1) have provided to date, and (2) plan to provide in the future, to companies providing coach services to ensure that those companies...

      Stena Line: Irish Sea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mitigate any economic impact resulting from Stena Line’s cancellation of Irish Sea sailings.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sharing Economy: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen the legal employment rights of gig economy workers.

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for prioritising the digitalisation of small and medium enterprises to support the economic recovery from the COVID-19...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to eradicate fuel poverty; and if so, how.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help small businesses manage debt; and what plans they have to introduce employee shared ownership schemes...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Ports: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of EU officials at Northern Ireland ports; and what agreement they reached with the EU about the (1) status, (2) powers,...

  • Attorney General

    • Halifax Bank of Scotland: Fraud

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, how many (1) bank directors, (2) insolvency practitioners, (3) estate agents, (4) lawyers, and (5) accountants, have been prosecuted since the publication of the...

  • Department for Education

    • Remote Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to schools for the development of online learning.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of vaccinating teachers and support staff in schools that remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.

      Remote Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of online learning; and what plans they have to incorporate any such benefits into education provision...

      Remote Education: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints Ofsted have received about the quality of online learning provided by individual schools.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 December 2020 (HL10811) and further to their cross-Government review into the allocation...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Operations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated level of annual carbon emissions (1) from military sources in the UK, and (2) by UK military activities outside the UK.

    • Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the International Relations and Defence Committee The UK and Afghanistan, published on 13 January (HL Paper 208), and the recommendation...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many disabled benefits claimants were sanctioned in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020; how those figure compare to the number of non-disabled such claimants who were...

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they conduct A/B tests on applicants for, and recipients of, Universal Credit; and, if so, (1) for how long they have been doing so, (2) how many tests...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that farmers continue to receive financial support following the UK’s departure from the EU.

    • Agriculture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission Farming for Change—Mapping a route to 2030, published on 7...

      Food: Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maintain British food production standards in trade agreements.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged (1) below 50, (2) 50 to 59, (3) 60 to 69, (4) 70 to 79, and (5) over 80, years, had died as a result of COVID-19 as of 31 December 2020; and...

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any elections scheduled for May can take place; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any such elections can take place...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 6 January (HL9878, HL9881, HL9883, HL9957), what reasonable worst-case planning scenario estimates were...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional economic support to areas affected by local restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Income Tax: Self-employed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that self–employed individuals do not overpay income tax.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of extending eligibility for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to those who began employment after 31 October 2020.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of visa arrangements with the EU for UK musicians.

    • War Memorials: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the (1) restoration, and (2) conservation, of war memorials.

      Internet: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop an internet service provider children protection policy; and what plans they have to require British telecommunications companies...

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