Written answers

Monday, 1 February 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Motor Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of blacklisting sellers of unroadworthy vehicles with improperly issued MOT certificates.

    • Motor Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the number of vehicles not fit for the roads that have been improperly issued a MOT certificate in each of...

      Motor Vehicles: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department made of the potential merits of extending the current appeal periods for improperly issued MOT certificates of (a)...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding new driver theory tests for learner drivers whose tests expired while awaiting new...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to publish the Government response to the consultation on Introducing E10 Petrol, which closed on 3 May 2020.

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing financial support for bus services directly to local transport authorities...

      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 funding support during the covid-19...

      Transport: Coronavirus

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

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if his Department will extend foreign driving licences beyond the one year cut-off point due to the fact that foreign nationals are unable to take a...

      Delivery Services: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the engagement of businesses which specialise in delivery on minimising their fleet’s...

      Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is planning to take to reduce dependency on private cars.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Highways England on tackling roadside air pollution.

      Railway Stations: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of UK railway stations have steps but no lift access.

      Liverpool Port: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the minutes of meetings on the A5036 Port of Liverpool Access scheme between Highways England and (a) Jigsaw Homes, (b) Bellway...

      High Speed Two: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the total value is of contracts awarded under the High Speed Two project to suppliers based in Wales.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to help the maritime industry to decarbonise.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Kent Access Permits have been issued to date.

      Driving Licences: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure recognition of UK driving licences with EU countries.

      Aircraft: Oxygen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to encourage airlines with unused supplies of oxygen to make those supplies available to the NHS to help meet reported...

      Railways: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to progress consideration of reopening of the Mid Cheshire rail line and Middlewich railway station.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support the Government is providing for workplace learning; and what recent estimate he has made of the number of...

    • Consumer Goods: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps the Government is taking to prevent the practice of scalping to circumvent maximum purchase quantities in...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his most recent estimate is for the commissioning date for Hinkley Point C (a) Unit 1 and (b) Unit 2.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2021 to Question 141474, how many additional vaccine doses per month the expanded...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs created by the Green Homes Grant scheme to date since its commencement.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing non-essential retail shops to run a click and collect...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the automotive industry.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

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

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many installers (a) have been and (b) are waiting to be paid for completed work under the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many vouchers have been (a) issued and (b) redeemed under the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how long on average it takes for installers to paid for work after completion of that work under the Green Homes Grant...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on contractors of the time being taken for payments to be made to...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the planned UK content is in the revised target for 40GW of offshore wind to be deployed by 2030.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he has taken to incorporate 60 per cent UK content within the contracts for difference auctions for offshore...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the extent of the UK content within each of the offshore wind contracts for...

      Hydroelectric Power: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has he made of the potential merits of pumped hydro storage; what discussions his Department has held...

      Industrial Energy Transformation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to provide further financial support to the Industrial Energy Transformation Fund.

      Home Energy and Lifestyle Management: Misrepresentation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on redress for victims of HELMS Green Deal mis-selling.

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress has been made towards achieving the Government's target of 5GW hydrogen production.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the modelling his Department holds on the comparative cost effectiveness, including grid balancing...

      Post Office: Fujitsu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Post Office has to seek financial compensation from Fujitsu in response to the costs incurred in the...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of pro-rata splitting of covid-19-related business grants when the...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much interest the Government has paid to banks for (a) bounce back loans and (b) Coronavirus Business Interruption...

      Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to tackle retail scalping in (a) low stock high demand consumer electronics and (b) other products.

      Metals: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support Kingston upon Hull to become the location of Europe’s first rare earth...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the adequacy of scrutiny of the lending practices of Coronavirus Business...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • UK Trade with EU: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reason the changes to trading arrangements in Northern Ireland do not feature as part of the Brexit preparations advertisements...

    • Northern Ireland Government: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what the timetable is for the publication of the annual report on the implementation of the New Decade, New Approach Agreement.

      Loyalist Communities Council: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will publish a list of the participants from the so-called Loyalist Community Council who met with officials of his Department in a...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Neuromuscular Disorders: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with healthcare experts on the merits of commissioning therapeutic plasma exchange (PLEX) for neurological...

    • Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's guidance is on allowing hospital patients to be treated on the same ward as patients who have received a positive...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if she will meet with the family of Mary Agyeiwaa Agyapong to discuss the safety of pregnant women at work during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether an open tendering process was undertaken in advance of the Government awarding the contract to Sitel to run the Isolation...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there are penalties for underperformance in the terms of Sitel's contract with the Government to run the Isolation Assurance...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria are for the assessment of the performance of Sitel under the terms of its contract with the Government to run the...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what grounds the Government awarded the contract to Sitel to run the Isolation Assurance Service during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2020 to Question 117281, what assessment his Department been made of the long term sustainability...

      Eyesight: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on eyesight of increased screen time during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the merits of improving data collection on metastatic breast cancer patients.

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to recommendation 46 of Achieving World-Class Cancer Outcomes: A Strategy for Cancer 2015-2020, what proportion of...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Ministerial Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) subject, (b) date and (c) reason was for each Ministerial Direction he has issued since 1 February 2020.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to respond to Questions 135958 and 136535, tabled by the hon. Member for Blackburn.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people who do not have an NHS number are able to receive the covid-19 vaccine in the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the letter sent to pharmacists by NHS England on 27 November 2020, when pharmacists will be given contracts to...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of existing health inequalities on the spread of covid-19.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prescriptions were issued for each drug categorised under the drug groups (a) benzodiazepines including clonazepam, (b) z-drugs,...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Black African communities are (a) aware of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and (b)...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the level of access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for groups at highest risk for HIV...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cancer patients have had to attend a test, a scan or treatment alone against their wishes since the start of the covid-19 outbreak.

      HIV Infection: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent late diagnosis of HIV among (a) Black Africans, (b) Black Caribbeans and (c) other...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NICE Clinical Guideline (NG101) Early and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer: Diagnosis and Management (2018), what steps...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to promote the use of clear face masks to improve communication; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all frontline NHS workers have access to FFP3 masks.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that (b) cervical screening is not delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak and (b) women...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of containers storing personal protective equipment (PPE) held at British ports; what assessment...

      Nivolumab

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the continuation of Cancer Drugs Fund funding for patients needing adjuvant nivolumab...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the shielding advice for clinically extremely vulnerable people to all...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the contraindication to receiving a covid-19 vaccine applied to people having previously experienced anaphylaxis has been removed...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of prioritising people working with the homeless community for covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccinations per day are being undertaken by mass covid-19 vaccination centres.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of prioritising homeless people for covid-19 vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will take steps to ensure that rural areas can effectively (a) store and (b) distribute covid-19 vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure an equitable distribution of the covid-19 vaccine across parliamentary constituencies.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include people with mild to moderate learning difficulties in the covid-19 vaccination priority list.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all individuals in the most vulnerable groups receive their covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what formula is being used for the allocation of covid-19 vaccine supplies to the devolved Administrations.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to (a) make an assessment of the effectiveness of the NHS Cancer Recovery Plan and (b) provide additional funding to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how covid-19 vaccination roll-outs are being prioritised by (a) region, (b) local authority area and (c) constituency area; and how many...

      Coronavirus: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment SAGE has made of the potential effect on covid-19 transmission rates of the UK hosting the G7 summit in Cornwall in June...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the Government’s strategy for ensuring housebound people in high priority groups can receive a covid-19 vaccination.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many confirmed hospital admissions for influenza there have been in each year since January 2019.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the weekly data is on deaths as a result of covid-19 from October 2020 to date.

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the weekly data is of covid-19 infection from October 2020 to date, by ethnicity.

      Health Services: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to promote the use of (a) the quality and outcomes framework and (b) other incentive models to ensure the...

      Mental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research he is undertaking to assess the effect on children's mental health of their social contact moving online as a result of the...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans NHS England has to fund cancer molecular diagnostic tests centrally under the National Tariff Payment System in 2021-22.

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 2.99 of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review, what progress has been made on the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the efficacy of the Pfizer-BioNTech covid-19 vaccine after twelve weeks.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the transmission of covid-19 of exempting arrivals to the UK who have received a...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the rate of referrals to mental health services in 2020 for (a) adults and (b) children compared...

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what processes are in place to ensure the regular testing of (a) staff and (b) children attending early years settings.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional safety measures will be put in place to ensure the safe opening of schools during the covid-19 outbreak from 8 March 2021.

      Skilled Workers: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of his Further Education Reform White Paper on the future role of Skills Advisory Networks (a) for...

      Vocational Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing funding for vocational education.

      Pupils: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department made of the effect of recording vulnerable children under a separate attendance code where they have opted for...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will set out all circumstances in which early years staff may be furloughed.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what training will be given to teachers awarding teacher-assessed grades in the context of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on supply teaching staff of rules requiring employers to meet (a)...

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made the profit made by private companies awarded contracts to deliver the free school meals voucher scheme throughout the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the mass asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges, what support his Department is providing to schools to carry out serial...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with universities on the potential merits of adopting a no detriment policy for students this academic year in response to...

      Video Games: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Turing Scheme on people wishing to study for degrees in gaming in the UK.

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will introduce a rent refund policy for higher education students who are unable to live in their student accommodation as a result to covid-19...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much money from the public purse has been provided to schools for the provision of free school meals but has not been used.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many pupils were eligible for pupil premium according to the schools census conducted in January 2021.

      Pupils: Sanitary Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support schools in distributing period products to pupils who are learning from home during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason colleges are neither eligible to access the £15-a-week national voucher scheme, nor the £15 weekly payment available to...

      Coronavirus: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential risk to key workers employed in early years childcare settings continuing to work during the January 2021...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of schools in England have received their requested allocation of devices to support remote learning.

      Covid-19 Education Catch-up Fund: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of his Department's funding for covid-19 related catch-up will be spent in (a) London, (b) Haringey and (c) Hornsey and Wood Green...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to increase the speed of the rollout of (a) digital devices and (b) access to the internet to children who are not in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether an equalities impact assessment was undertaken before his Department made changes to initial teacher training bursaries for the 2021-22...

      Extended Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide targeted funding to wraparound care providers to ensure that they can continue to provide support to (a) key workers, (b)...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what risk assessment his Department has conducted on allowing early years providers to remain open during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of holding mini-exams for (a) GCSE and (b) A-level students in summer 2021.

      Office for Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of whether the Office for Students has fulfilled its four primary regulatory objectives in response to the covid-19 pandemic.

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress he has made in developing a scheme for the financing of the fees of British Muslim students in a way which is compatible with the...

      Video Games: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many students have graduated with a degree in video games in each year since 2010.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Office for Students regarding the level of likelihood of enforcement action under the Higher Education and...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of providing additional funds to schools that are incurring increased costs as a result of...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy regarding the level of likelihood of enforcement...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what additional financial support his Department is allocating to schools to help with exceptional costs incurred as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to mass asymptomatic testing in schools and colleges, what support his Department has provided for school staff to carry out track and...

      Remote Education: Bristol West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, by what date all laptops are planned to be delivered to schools in Bristol West constituency that have not yet received their allocation.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his Department's policy was on whether pupils without access to a computer or the internet were entitled to be in school during the covid-19...

      Institute of Teaching: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what funding his Department plans allocate to the Institute of Teaching from the £22 million allocated for teacher quality at the 2020 Spending...

      Institute of Teaching: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy for the Institute of Teaching to obtain degree or qualification awarding powers so that it can offer its own academic awards.

      Institute of Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the creation of the Institute of Teaching is a separate policy from his Department’s Initial teacher training market review.

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to encourage universities to deliver high quality learning for students throughout the covid-19 outbreak.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 19 November 2020 to Question 115686 on Children in Care, when his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the decision to fund local authorities on the basis of their January 2021 census for early years provision, what assessment he has...

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of covid-19 infection rates at schools for children with special educational needs and disabilities; what discussions he...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what avenues are available to applicants for Probate whose applications have not been actioned for at least four months and who are informed by the...

    • Prison Officers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to provide (a) personal protective equipment, (b) covid-19 tests and (c) covid-19 vaccinations to prison officers.

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the effect on prison officer (a) recruitment, (b) retention and (c) morale of his Department’s decision to reject...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he is making on reviewing legislative provisions on positions of trust as set out in the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people, by offence, were prosecuted under the single justice procedure in each month of 2020; and what the plea rates were for offences charged...

      Television Licences: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2020 to Question 138439 on Television Licenses: Non-payment, what assessment his Department has made of the reasons...

      Remand in Custody: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative assessment he has made of the effect of remand custody on (a) Black, Asian and minority ethnic people and (b) white people.

      Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of unconvicted people being held in prison on remand awaiting trial.

      Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people are serving (a) custodial and (b) suspended sentences where gambling has been identified as a relevant motivational factor in the offence.

      Coroners: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of gambling being recorded as a relevant factor, where appropriate, in Coroner's proceedings.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade and Agriculture Commission: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason the interim report of the Trade and Agriculture Commission round table on ethics does not include the contributions made by...

    • Coronavirus: TRIPS Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the Government’s position is on the proposed WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights waiver in response to the...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to her oral contribution of 11 January 2021, Official Report column 72, when she plans to publish details on the emerging markets...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 25 November 2020 to Question 118559 on Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees, what the locations are of the (a)...

      Department for International Trade: Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many trade advisors her Department employs; and how many of those advisors provide advice on trade with the EU.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • EU Countries: Migrant Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provisions in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on...

    • India: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the recent closure of Amnesty International’s offices in India...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Written Statement of 26 January 2021, Official Report, HCWS735, what estimate he has made of the...

      Overseas Aid: World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance funding will be allocated to the World Bank in 2021.

      India: Farmers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the protests by farmers in India on 26 January 2021; and whether he has made...

      Johal, Jagtar Singh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is his policy that the incarceration of British citizen Jagtar Singh Johal by the Indian authorities is...

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance will be spent on climate finance in 2021.

      Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the spread of the (a) B.1.351 and (b) 501Y.V2 variants of covid-19 across (i)...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Official Development Assistance programmes and funding streams have been paused or cancelled in (a) Malawi,...

      Malawi: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government has provided to the Government of Malawi on (a) testing, (b) surveillance, (c) medical...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia; and how much...

      Tigray: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the human rights situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia; and what...

      Ethiopia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether Eritrean troops (a) are currently and (b) have been involved in the...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government has given to help provide (a) water, (b) hygiene supplies and (c) sanitation to the...

      USA: Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to work with the US administration improve support for (a) women’s health and (b) the work...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to work with the incoming US administration to help support women's (a) health and (b) rights...

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support human rights defenders in Russia.

      European Union: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has received on the potential merits of a 180 day limit for visa free travel in the EU;...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is a Government priority to negotiate extensions to the 90 in 180 days visa-free visit limit by UK...

      Belarus: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to help (a) establish an independent international body for the in-depth investigation of...

      EU Countries: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussion he has had with his EU counterparts on preserving the right of UK citizens to retire to EU...

      Western Sahara: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of application of the Geneva Conventions to the conflict between Western...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made in establishing a unit to ensure his Department secures value for money from the defence spending settlement.

    • Warrior Armoured Vehicle: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he plans to award a production contract for the Warrior Capability Sustainment Programme.

      Defence: Employment

      What assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on employment of the defence settlement.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      When he plans to publish the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Veterans: Civil Proceedings

      What progress is being made with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on bringing forward legacy legislation on tackling vexatious claims against veterans who have served in Northern Ireland.

      Armed Forces: Addictions

      What recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of drug and alcohol addiction support services for (a) serving armed forces personnel and (b) veterans.

      Unemployment: Young People

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on taking steps to work together to help tackle youth unemployment.

      Defence: Climate Change

      What recent assessment he has made of the effect of the international climate emergency on UK defence preparedness.

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department has provided in tackling the covid-19 outbreak in each region of the UK.

      Military Aid: Mozambique

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government has plans to send military troops for (a) training, (b) combat support and (c) other purposes to Mozambique.

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he holds on the number of military personnel who assisted with covid-19 testing in Liverpool who are currently in isolation at...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether armed forces personnel exposed to covid-19 in the course of their duties will be able to claim compensation under the Armed Forces Compensation...

      Military Alliances: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the level of Anglo-French interoperability, ten years after the Lancaster House Treaties.

      MOD Boscombe Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons the Government declined Boeing's offer of a mega rotary support hub at Boscombe Down.

      Armed Forces: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what data his Department holds on the number of armed forces personnel that have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder in each of the last...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Unemployment: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of (a) redundancy and (b) unemployment in (i) Coventry...

    • Health and Safety Executive: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many (a) Stage 1 phone calls, (b) Stage 2 follow-up calls, (c) Stage 3 site visits and (d) covid support officer site visits have been...

      Unemployment: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to tackle unemployment in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made of the potential cost to the public purse of the 2.9 million people excluded from covid-19 financial...

      Universal Credit: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an estimate of the number of claimants for universal credit who have been affected by digital exclusion including the closure...

      Industrial Injuries Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average taken by her Department to implement recommendations from the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council is.

      Poverty: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative estimate she has made of the number of children living in poverty in Kingston upon Hull at the beginning of the covid-19...

      Food Banks: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 7 September 2020 to Question 84269 on Food Banks, what the timescale is for the publication of her Department's...

      Universal Credit: Automation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the automated process under the Universal Credit (Earned Income)...

      Food Supply: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department plans to publish the results of the responses to the 10 new food security questions introduced to the Family Resources...

      Universal Credit: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claims for managed payments to landlords were rejected in each of the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Kingston upon Hull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment her Department has made of the reasons for the change in the number of people claiming benefits in (a) Kingston...

      Universal Credit: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 134451, what redress claimants are given in addition to an explanation, in circumstances...

      Universal Credit: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2021 to Question 137948, what the exceptions are to providing an individual with an explanation of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's target timescale for processing applications for Alternative Payment Arrangements; and what percentage of claims are...

      Self-employed: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps the Government is taking to help people who are self-employed save for their retirement.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the adequacy of benefit rates during the covid-19 outbreak for disabled...

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the implications for her policies of the Disability Benefits Consortium report on the benefit losses...

      Social Security Benefits: Mortgages and Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what comparative assessment she has made of the adequacy of social security support for (a) mortgage costs and (b) renters during the covid-19...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward proposals to extend jobseeker's allowance eligibility beyond 182 days for unemployed people who are ineligible to...

      Social Security Benefits: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the potential merits of the Canadian Government’s request for a reciprocal social security...

      Social Security Benefits: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with her Australian counterpart on the potential merits of a reciprocal social security agreement with the...

      Employment: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to publish the Government response to the consultation entitled, Health is everyone’s business: proposals to reduce ill...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to close the disability employment gap since April 2020.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to undertake a review for categories of specified accommodation by (a) country, (b) region and (c) local...

      Universal Credit: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if her Department will publicise the option for fortnightly payment of universal credit.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Shellfish: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to facilitate the immediate export to the EU of Welsh non-depurated shellfish from class B waters...

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance his Department has developed to assist police officers to tackle crimes related to animal welfare; and if he...

      Lighting: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2020 to Question 89904, when the Government plans to respond to the Independent...

      Flood Control: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to areas adversely affected by Storm Christoph and its aftermath in West Yorkshire.

      Animal Experiments: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, will he make it his policy to set targets to reduce the use of animal testing in the chemicals industry.

      Gun Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what exemptions to the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown restrictions are in place for rough shooting.

      Incinerators: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many tonnes of (a) residential and (b) commercial waste were transported to Wales, from England, for incineration in (i)...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of river dredging to remove silt and reduce the incidence of...

      UK Trade with EU: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the operation of new trading arrangements for the export of Welsh...

      Flood Control: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions officials of his Department have had with representatives of local authorities in areas affected by Storm...

      Flood Control: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what grants are available to people to carry out work in their homes to protect them from flooding; and if he will make a...

      Animal Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking in response to the rejection of veterinary inspection documentation for exports of animal...

      Organic Food: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress his Department has made in discussions with the EU on simplifying the administrative processes for the...

      Animal Housing: Cats and Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will reverse the reclassification of kennel and cattery businesses from animal welfare to non-essential.

      Animal Products: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to monitor the number of rejections of veterinary inspection documents for exports of animal...

      Seafood: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to publish the (a) eligibility criteria and (b) application process for the compensation scheme for seafood...

      Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold a roundtable with representatives from the British pig industry to discuss the current challenges facing the...

      Animal Grooming: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what guidance has been issued to (a) dog trainers and (b) dog groomers to enable them to operate safely during the covid-19...

  • Home Office

    • Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has made for (a) when and (b) how the covid-19 vaccine is planned to be offered to people held in immigration...

    • Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the status is of her Department's public consultation on Protect Duty, announced on 24 February 2020; and what the timescale is for...

      Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many crimes were recorded in 2020 where (a) problem gambling, or (b) circumstances relating to problem gambling were determined as a...

      Airguns: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the effect of licensing air weapons in Scotland on the number of...

      Immigration: Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether women who have gaps in their Comprehensive Sickness Insurance (CSI) as a result of maternity leave or childcare responsibilities...

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure the training of new police recruits can safely continue during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to publish her Department’s committed spend on front-line police training on animal welfare crimes for each year since 2010 in (a)...

      Health Services and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of extending visas for health and social care workers for the duration of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, to publish the average current rate of police officers per 100,000 people across (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Veterans: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to make the process of applying for indefinite leave to remain more (a) straightforward and (b) affordable for...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that asylum seekers are housed in temporary accommodation that is local to their point of entry.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many unaccompanied child asylum seekers were granted refugee status or humanitarian protection in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter of 19 November 2020 from the hon. Member for Warley regarding Mr Karimian.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum claims have been made in the UK since 1 January 2021; and how many of those claims have been found inadmissible under the...

      Asylum: Penally

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 136619, what the timescale is for the decommissioning of Penally Camp as temporary...

      Airguns: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with ONS on the publication of data on types of offences involving air weapons and whether an offence resulted...

      Human Trafficking: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the (a) longest and (b) average time is for victims of human trafficking to receive naturalisation as British citizens.

      Visas: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of amending income requirements for family visas to account for temporary reductions in...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what arrangements exist to allow people (a) accommodated at temporary alternative asylum accommodation sites and (b) working at those sites,...

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2021 to Question 137959, how many and what proportion of school age children living in initial asylum...

      Asylum: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of outstanding applications of asylum from applicants living in the (a) London Borough of Croydon and (b)...

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 120050, what steps she has taken to tackle catalytic converter theft since the...

      UK Border Force: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Border Force employees have died of covid-19 to date.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that all children of school age and who live in initial asylum accommodation are receiving access to...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to provide access to temporary alternative asylum accommodation sites including military barracks for...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the current (a) capacity and (b) occupancy rate is of each immigration removal centre.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been (a) detained or (b) accommodated in temporary alternative asylum accommodation for (i) longer than 28 days and...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been moved out of temporary alternative asylum accommodation; and to what locations those people have been moved.

      Immigration: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her policy is on reuniting children under the age of five in Yemen with family members who are currently in Britain.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made on contributing to the design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and if he will...

    • UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultation the Minister for Employment has conducted on the design of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund with (a)...

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the regeneration of town centres that are affected by the closure of Debenhams stores.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's 4 August 2020 press release, £1.3 billion investment to deliver homes,...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend the provisions of the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority Meetings)...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the Government's official definition is of levelling up.

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an estimate of the (a) additional expenditure incurred by and (b) amount of revenue lost by local...

      Construction: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to (a) support the recovery of the construction sector and (b) build new houses in the West...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 910680 on Buildings: Insulation, what progress his Department...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with developers, investors and building owners on their covering the remediation costs for...

      Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) affordable homes, (b) social housing units and (c) council housing units have been commissioned in (a)...

      Housing: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) affordable homes, (b) social housing units and (c) council housing units have been completed in (a) York...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) affordable homes, (b) social housing units and (c) council housing units have been completed in each of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) affordable homes, (b) social housing units and (c) council housing units have been commissioned in each...

      Social Rented 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 council and other forms of social housing.

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make landlord registration schemes mandatory for all local authorities in England to improve protections...

      Supported Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 130681 on Supported Housing: Inspections, what performance...

      Supported Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 130681 on Supported Housing: Inspections, which local...

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 131215 on Supported Housing, whether his Department plans to...

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will undertake a further review of supported accommodation to update the findings of the research...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance and support he has provided to local authorities to support the vaccination of people who are (a) rough...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to support the continuation of the Everyone In scheme.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will make an assessment of the efficacy of the Government's communications strategy during the covid-19...

    • Withdrawal Agreement Joint Committee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the UK-EU Joint Committee will next convene.

      EU Nationals: Oxford West and Abingdon

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many EU citizens live in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency.

      Elections: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of altering the candidate nomination requirements for elections during a pandemic.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason information on the number of businesses supplying public bodies that have been deemed to be at...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 130678 on Import: Ethics, when his Department plans its...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to equalise payments to infected blood victims throughout the UK.

      Cabinet Office: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much his Department spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing in (i) the UK, (ii)...

  • Treasury

    • Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a list of the projects funded under the National Infrastructure Strategy; what the timescale is for the (a) disbursement and (b)...

    • Supply Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on supply teaching staff of the requirement for employers to meet the cost of (a) national insurance and (b)...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on extending the self-assessment tax deadline for people who have been ineligible for financial support during the...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on the potential merits of waiving the January 2021 self-assessment tax bill for those who have been ineligible for...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the data published by HMRC on employers who have claimed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, how many employers (a) have made a...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on employer uptake of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme of requirements to disclose receipt of CJRS in...

      UK Trade with EU: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the Government plans to retire its Chief customs system and transition to the Customs Declaration Service for GB-EU trade.

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a reformed Social Investment Tax Relief to support the Government’s policy of levelling up;...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to support businesses to register for VAT in multiple jurisdictions in response to the UK no longer being part of the...

      Retail Trade: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps the Government is taking to protect UK consumers from (a) hidden or unclear customs and (b) VAT charges when buying goods from EU retailers.

      Business: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the number of (a) UK and (b) EU businesses unable to send goods across the border due to changes to tax and VAT since 1...

      Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average response time is to businesses submitting queries to HMRC via the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of queries to HMRC’s Tariff Classification Service are (a) answered within five working days and (b) remain unanswered...

      Further Education: Sheffield

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to include the (a) Local Enterprise Partnership and (b) Mayoral Combined Authority in the Sheffield City Region in fiscal...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of correspondence received by HMRC from hon. Members in the last 12 months received a substantive response within the 15-day service standard.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish immediately when the next self-employment income support scheme grant (a) can be claimed and (b) will be paid.

      Child Benefit: Age

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the average age in weeks was of the child when the first related child benefit payment was made in each of the last 12 months.

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential effect on community benefit societies of the Social Investment Tax Relief ending in April 2021 and (b)...

      Construction: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on companies of introducing a reverse VAT charge for the building and construction services sector with...

      Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the (a) expected amount of tax to be accrued to the Exchequer in the year to 31 January 2021 and (b) amount of tax accrued in...

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how often a supplier termination event takes place at HM Revenue and Customs relating to the prohibition of the use of arrangements involving the use of...

      Revenue and Customs: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how often a supplier termination event takes place at HM Revenue and Customs.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, under what circumstances staff who work in early years settings are eligible to be furloughed during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bank Services and Small Businesses: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the net zero target on (a) the banking industry and (b) SMEs.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what targeted support the Government plans to offer to businesses that will lose revenue as a result of cancelled events in the spring and summer.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will ensure that people who are unable to participate in work as a result of (a) home schooling and (b) other Government covid-19 guidance have...

      Public Libraries: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what definition of Central Libraries his Department used in the 2020 Statement of Funding: Funding the Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Northern...

      Public Libraries: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department undertook to inform the comparability factor for Central Libraries funding in the 2020 Statement of Funding.

      Gaming Machines: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing Machine Games Duty for high street arcades to mitigate the financial effects of covid-19...

      Amusement Arcades: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the VAT reduction to 5 per cent to amusement arcades.

      Working Hours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a four-day working week.

      Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Hardship Fund: Wholesale Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) effectiveness of the Scottish Pivotal Enterprise Resilience Hardship Fund in safeguarding food and drink...

      Supply Teachers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making it mandatory for agencies to sign supply teachers up to the Flexible Furlough Scheme.

      Bank Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Mastercard’s decision to increase transaction fees for UK shoppers using debit or credit cards to make purchases in the EU, what...

      Financial Services: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what meetings have taken place with the EU on the memorandum of understanding on financial services since 1 January 2021.

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme: NatWest

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his Department is taking to support small business owners who have had their NatWest bank accounts suspended or closed after applying for the...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions officials of his Department have had with the Financial Conduct Authority on the effect of Government support provided in response to the...

      Mortgages: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of introducing a cap to the Standard Variable Rates charged to closed book mortgage prisoners.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to reduce the number of mortgage prisoners.

      London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Dame Elizabeth Gloster's report entitled, Independent Investigation into the Financial Conduct Authority’s Regulation of London...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tennis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to put in place additional support for indoor tennis centres; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ofcom: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Telecommunications (Security) Bill 2019-21 Committee on 26 January 2021, if the Ofcom Annual Report will...

      Gambling: Black Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the scale of black market gambling throughout the country.

      Public Libraries: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on Central Libraries Funding.

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate his Department has made of the income lost by creative professionals as a result of visa restrictions imposed...

      Arts: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on including creative professionals on the list of self-employed...

      Culture Recovery Fund: Greater London

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

      Lotteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions the Gambling Commission has deemed the expenses of a society lottery to be unreasonable.

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department issued to Sport England on the criteria used to determine how much Leisure Trusts could receive...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing support to sports clubs to encourage more...

      Video Games: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of not having an EU Data Adequacy Agreement on the UK video...

      Data Protection: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union judgment on the Privacy International case (C-623/17), what steps...

  • Department for Transport

    • Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide support for cross-channel rail passenger services during the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, whether that support will be conditional on...

    • Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposed reduction in Network Rail’s enhancement budget announced in the Spending Review 2020 on 25 November 2020, which projects will be...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which rail electrification projects in England were agreed between 2010 and 2015; and which (1) have been completed, and (2) have not gone ahead.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which rail electrification projects (1) are currently taking place, and (2) been given approval to start, in England; and what is the proposed start date for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ascertain whether businesses are insisting that staff attend the workplace when they could reasonably be expected to work from home...

    • Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have published for employers and employees seeking assistance from ACAS in relation to employment contracts and tribunals.

      Fringe Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether employers can pro-rate company premiums for private medical cover for short-term employees; if so, by how much; and whether employers can pro-rate other...

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide employers with guidance on how they can support victims of domestic abuse; and whether any such guidance will include recommending...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sanctions they will impose on businesses which insist that staff attend the workplace when they could work effectively from home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies about false positive results from COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction tests.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give early years workers priority status in their UK COVID-19 vaccines delivery plan, published on 11 January.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) estimate they made, and (2) audit they undertook, of the potential (a) demand, and (b) availability, of sub-60 degree freezer capacity in the UK...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many freezer units capable of sub-60 degree storage of COVID-19 vaccines are available for use by the NHS in (1) England, (2) Northern Ireland, (3)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to include (1) community, and (2) independent, pharmacies in their plans for the administering of COVID-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pharmacies (1) are currently available, or (2) can be made available, to distribute COVID-19 vaccines in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales, and (d)...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make the UK a global leader in addressing brain tumours.

      Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support and advise NHS Trusts on ‘ready to use’ medicines which (1) improve patient safety through reduced drug...

      Pectus Excavatum: Surgery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the availability of pectus deformity surgery in (1) Scotland, (2) Wales, and (3) Northern Ireland; and whether they...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the correlation between (1) the amount of finance available to, and (2) the time taken to find successful treatments and cures...

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the scientific basis for the decision that gyms may remain open in Blackburn but have been closed in Wirral.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide additional support for people with mental health problems that have been (1) caused, or (2) exacerbated by, the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Bethell that “the nosocomial infection that we are seeing is at dramatically lower rates that it was in the past”...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been treated for mental health issues on child and adolescent wards in hospitals since 23 March 2020; and what was the figure for such...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by Childline on 13 January that there was a 16 per cent increase in the number of counselling sessions...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish detailed guidance on the type of cough that should prompt a person to book a COVID-19 test.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how many primary care networks have no GP practices which are delivering COVID-19 vaccines to patients.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Royal Society Open Science Vitamin D and COVID-19: evidence and recommendations for supplementation, published...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 10 December (HL10848), what steps they have taken reliably to determine the operational false positive rate for...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the report by the Care Quality Commission following its inspection from 25 to 29 January 2016 Specialist...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how effective (1) an adenovirus vector, and (2) an mRNA, COVID-19 vaccine is if a person only receives one of the two doses required under the vaccination...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of evidence that suggests people can be reinfected with COVID-19 more than once; and what estimate they have made of the number...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer given by Lord Bethell on 1 December (HL10548), what “associated commercial implications” are engaged by...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made on the impact of COVID-19 on the rehabilitation needs of people living with neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis; and...

      Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of steps taken by the Board of Directors of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (1) to monitor the Gender Identity...

  • Department for Education

    • Askham Bryan College: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have paid in grants to Askham Bryan College for the development of assets and projects relating to the Newton Rigg estate in each of the last seven...

    • Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that teachers are prioritised to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

      Pupil Exclusions: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to provide for the education of children excluded from school during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Free School Meals: Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from Baroness Williams of Trafford to all peers on 22 October 2020 on issues raised during the Report stage of the Immigration and Social...

      Students: Digital Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help universities provide digital technology to financially disadvantaged students.

      Newton Rigg College

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the report of the Newton Rigg Strategic Review undertaken by the Further Education Commissioner Team and which concluded in...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Trade: China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage (1) trade with China, and (2) investment in the Chinese economy.

    • UK-Africa Investment Summit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the Africa Investment Conference held on 20 January; and what plans they have to follow up on any commitments made...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Yemen: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they made to the government of the United States about (1) the designation of the Houthi movement as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by that...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consular support they provide to UK citizens subject (1) to arbitrary detention, and (2) to torture; whether they provide guidance to their embassies on the...

      Hong Kong Court of Final Appeal: Judges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the practice of British judges sitting on Hong Kong's Court of Final Appeal confers legitimacy on processes...

      UN Security Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their priorities for their presidency of the UN Security Council in February.

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on East Jerusalem of reports that the government of Israel intends to displace the Palestinian community in that area...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to designate the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist group.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action between the governments of China, the European Union, France, Germany, Iran,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by B'Tselem A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: this is...

      Russia: Open Skies Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Russia about its plans to withdraw from the Open Skies Treaty.

      West Bank: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statistics compiled by the Palestinian Grassroots Anti-Apartheid Wall Camping coalition which suggest that over 8,400 olive...

      Gaza: Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of  the (1) physical, and (2) economic, risks to (a) farmers, and (b) fishermen, in Gaza of the extent of the buffer zones...

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all Palestinians are able to vote freely in (1) the elections for the legislature on 22 May, and (2) the...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the proposed settlement at Givat Hamatos.

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the government of the United States’ decision to designate the Houthi movement as a foreign terrorist...

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to exclude roadbuilding from future UK-funded development projects in Eritrea.

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total amount allocated for UK-funded development projects in Eritrea in the 2020/21 financial year; and what spending is planned for such projects in...

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK-funded development projects in Eritrea have been (1) cancelled, or (2) had their funding reduced, following the announcement of the cut to the UK...

      Tigray: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia (1) to provide unfettered humanitarian access to Tigray, and (2) to uphold the rule of law and...

      Sudan: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of refugees going from Ethiopia to Sudan; and what support they are providing to the government of Sudan to respond to the...

      Tigray: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of human rights abuses in Tigray; and what support they are providing (1) to the Ethiopian Human Rights Commission, (2)...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further (1) to the report by the UNOCHA Ethiopia—Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, published on 6 January, and (2) to reports that there...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the UNOCHA Ethiopia—Tigray Region Humanitarian Update Situation Report, published on 6 January, what assessment they have made...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Indo-Pacific Region: Military Alliances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries have agreed to contribute in (1) naval, or (2) logistical support, terms to the UK’s planned deployment of a Royal Navy carrier strike group...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Furs: Sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ban the sale of real fur in the UK.

    • Dogs: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the cost of transporting dogs from Northern Ireland to Great Britain since 31 December 2020.

  • Home Office

    • Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations and individuals have been identified as engaging in Left, Anarchist, and Single-Issue Terrorism.

    • Windrush Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date they plan to commence hosting "reconciliation events" with individuals from the Windrush generation.

      Passports: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British National (Overseas) passport applications were received in each month of 2020.

      Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people from Hong Kong have applied for residence in the UK in each of the last six months.

      Paramedical Staff: Prescription Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to the Minister of State for Crime, Policing and the Fire Service and...

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) political, and (2) campaigning, organisations have been (a) monitored, and (b) infiltrated, by police, or at the direction of police, since 1991.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the hunger strikes and other protests undertaken by some of the residents of asylum seeker accommodation at Napier...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Elections: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the nomination process for the elections due to be held in May is not adversely affected by COVID-19 restrictions; and in...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision to stop allowing claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for furloughed employees serving statutory and contractual notice...

    • Taxation: Domicil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK residents claimed non-domiciled status in returns to HMRC in the most recent tax year for which figures are available.

      Directors: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide financial support to directors of small private companies who pay themselves in dividends.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce (1) a taxable grant for directors of limited companies, and (2) a scheme to reimburse small businesses for lost revenue, as part...

      German Property Group: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the collapse of the German Property Group for UK investors in that company, and the prospect of compensation...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential additional costs since 1 January 2021 to a five-member musical troupe of touring in three countries in the EU.

    • Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the work of the Heritage Lottery Fund in administering grants under the Culture Recovery Fund, and (2) whether that...

      UK City of Culture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the criteria for bids for the UK City of Culture 2025; when they expect (1) bidding cities to return expressions of interest, and (2) to...

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