Written answers

Thursday, 4 February 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Alternative Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made in introducing E10 fuel to UK forecourts as part of the Government’s Build Back Better and green recovery...

    • Electric Scooters: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of (a) scooters and (b) e-scooters sold in each month of 2020.

      Union Connectivity Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the Union Connectivity Review.

      Driving Instruction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make it his policy to extend (a) provisional licences and (b) theory test certificates in response to the discontinuation of driving...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 140769, how critical workers who cannot work from home can (a) take their full motorcylce test...

      Delivery Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with (a) Uber Eats and (b) other mobile delivery companies on ensuring that their delivery drivers and vehicles (i) are...

      Electric Scooters: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the cost of hire charges for e-scooters on the level of take-up during the e-scooter pilot in York.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he Department is taking to prohibit adults from using e-scooters on the public highway while carrying (a) infants and (b) other passengers.

      Air Routes: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what contingency planning his Department has undertaken to avoid future disruption to air routes from volcanic activity.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to his Answer of 28 January 2021 to Question 142892, if he will publish the correspondence from the First Minister of Wales.

      Railway Stations: Billingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received on the delay to planned accessibility works at Billingham Station under the Access for All scheme; and what...

      High Speed Two: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people working on the Crossrail project have left that project to take up positions with HS2 Ltd.

      Department for Transport: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the DVLA on planning for (a) the restarting of driving theory testing and (b) ensuring...

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason solo motorcycle driving tests have been suspended during covid-19 lockdown; whether learner-riders of motorcycles who have already...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Companies: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with (a) representatives of business and (b) other stakeholders on the expiry of provisions...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will proactively plan for and stock the Novavax and Johnson and Johnson vaccines, pending the completion of their...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with local authority representatives on the effectiveness of criteria for the...

      Business Improvement Districts: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support Business Improvement Districts with their operational costs.

      Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2021 to Question 133029 on Disability: EU Law, what steps the Government is taking...

      Climate Change and Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what effect the 30 per cent reduction in his Department’s Official Development Assistance allocation will have on...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had with key...

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to protect small and micro businesses from closure as a result of the covid-19...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the (a) economic and (b) other effects of the covid-19 outbreak on businesses in...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's advice on priority groups for covid-19 vaccination and the UK...

    • Mental Health Services: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his provision of mental health support for frontline healthcare workers of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to roll out covid-19 vaccines to people who are not registered with a GP.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether health and care professions that can currently administer medicines, through Patient Group Directions and Independent Prescribing...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to issue certification to vaccinated individuals after a covid-19 vaccine becomes available.

      Rare Diseases: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what funding he plans to allocate to support the Rare Disease Framework.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding has been allocated to research on the effectiveness of the (a) Pfizer/Biontech vaccine and (b) AstraZeneca/Oxford...

      Hospital Beds: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS cancer patients in England received a fusion gene mutation test for (a) ALK, (b) NTRK, (c) RET, and (d) ROS1 in 2020.

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for NHS England to expand access to routine genomic profiling for eligible cancer patients with...

      Genetics: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the timescale is for NHS England to consult on the national service specification for clinical genomics.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, after residents of care homes have received their second covid-19 vaccine, when visiting restrictions are planned to be lifted, what...

  • Wales Office

    • Wales Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

  • Department for Education

    • Secondary Education: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to ensure mental health support is available for secondary schools pupils in (a) Slough and (b) England.

    • Family Courts: Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays in family court cases involving foster children on foster families.

      Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria will be used to determine when to re-open further education colleges during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Schools: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress he has made on ensuring that every school and college has a designated lead in mental health.

      Apprentices: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of public sector organisations have met the public sector apprentice target in each year since the target was introduced.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that pupils with autism and other special educational needs and disabilities are adequately supported while...

      Service Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many local authority-maintained schools were in receipt of the Service Pupil Premium in each of the last five years.

      Department for Education: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many officials in their Department were dedicated to their Department's responsibilities associated with the delivery of the Industrial Strategy...

      Further Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will support further education colleges to provide safe in-person practical exams where necessary.

      Vocational Education: 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 on creating an apprenticeship scheme for students...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many (a) cases of covid-19 and (b) covid-19 related deaths there have been in each prison in Wales as at 1 February 2021.

    • Youth Custody: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to page 11 of the Criminal Justice Inspectorates January 2021 report, Impact of the pandemic on the Criminal Justice System, what steps...

      Berwyn Prison: Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Incentives and Earned Privileges warnings have been issued for use of the Welsh language in HMP Berwyn since 2017.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the treatment of autistic people in the criminal justice system.

  • Treasury

    • Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending small business rate relief to landlords that have lost rental income from commercial...

    • Non-domestic Rates: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend business rates relief for non-essential businesses beyond the 2020-21 tax year.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Pregnancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the letter of 12 January 2021 from Maternity Action, the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and the Royal College of...

      Business: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of further business VAT deferrals in response to the ongoing covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Customs Grant Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether additional funding will be made available for the Customs Grant Scheme.

      UK Trade with EU: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment the Government has undertaken of the (a) compliance costs of the UK’s exit from the EU VAT area and (b) additional costs for...

      Taxation (Post-transition Period) Act 2020: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has made an impact assessment of the Taxation (Post-transition Period) Act 2020; and if he will make a statement.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason HMRC do not accept Commonwealth, EU or other overseas passports as proof of identification for people completing their self-assessment tax...

      Personal Care Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the temporary VAT reduction to 5 per cent to hair salons.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing all housing sales agreed during the period of reduced stamp duty rates that complete after...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what new fiscal steps he plans to take to support the aviation sector in response to the potential economic effects of the Government’s hotel...

      Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether plans he has to provide further support to (a) retail and (b) hospitality businesses after the national covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Treasury: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in their Department were dedicated to their Department's responsibilities associated with the delivery of the Industrial Strategy in (a)...

      Advertising: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with stakeholders on the potential merits of introducing an advertising tax credit for UK media companies in order...

      London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish details on the Government’s approach to the compensation scheme for London Capital & Finance bondholders.

      Financial Services: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether fraud is an agenda item for the memorandum of understanding to be negotiated between the UK and the EU on financial services; and if he will make a...

      Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to maintain banking industry membership of (a) LINK and (b) the Post Office Banking Framework.

      Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the removal of business rates relief on independent retailers.

      Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of extending the Museums and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief due to conclude in April 2022.

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has in place to financially support the gym and fitness sector (a) during the covid-19 lockdown and (b) after the lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Treasury: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much his Department spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Northern Ireland, (iv) Scotland...

      Health Professions: Tax Avoidance

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

      Build Back Better Council: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will appoint a representative from public transport to the Build Back Better Council.

      Roads: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he had had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing road pricing for inter-urban journeys.

      Treasury: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Gyms: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what measures he is taking to reduce the burden of taxation on gyms and exercise centres during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to extend the 12 month interest and payment holiday under the Bounce Back Loan Scheme for (a) hospitality and (b) other...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to extend the temporary full business rates holiday for the (a) retail, (b) hospitality, (c) leisure and (d) childcare...

      Gaming Machines: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the trade association for the amusement machine industry and supply chain (BACTA) on its eligibility for the VAT reduction...

      VAT: Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish a comprehensive survey of the UK’s VAT regime after the transition period; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitality Industry and Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will confirm that business rates for hospitality and non-essential retail businesses will be waived for a further 12 months covering the 2021-22...

      Revenue and Customs: Audit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when the HMRC was last audited.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many complaints (a) his Department and (b) HMRC received from self-employed people who were unable to access the self-employment income support scheme;...

      UK Trade with EU: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what statutory provisions effected the changes to the UK’s VAT regime at the end of the transition period; and what estimate he has made of the cost...

      Stock Market: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure (a) Trading 212, (b) Robinhood and (c) other stock trading companies protect consumer rights to buy and sell...

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the mortgage payment holiday scheme for business owners in financial difficulties as a...

      Free Zones: National Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the potential effect of Freeports on national...

      Free Zones: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on local government finances for particular authorities in the event that existing businesses paying national...

      High Rise Flats: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue her Department has collected from VAT on the provision of Waking Watch services in high-rise private residential properties with defective...

      High Rise Flats: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many high-rise private residential properties have had their work to remove defective cladding subject to (a) the zero rate, (b) the 5 per cent reduced...

      High Rise Flats: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of revenue that has accrued to the public purse from the charging of VAT on work to remove defective cladding from...

      High Rise Flats: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on the charging of VAT on the mandatory provision of Waking Watch services in high-rise private residential properties with defective...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of financial hardship on compliance with self-isolation rules during the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will publish a dataset for the take-up of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which provides, in respect of every individual participating venue,...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he will publish a dataset for the take-up of the Eat Out to Help Out scheme which lists the location of every individual participating venue,...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Shared Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department are taking to ensure that residents in a Shared Ownership Scheme are not disadvantaged by...

    • Housing Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to bring forward legislation to repeal Section 21 of the Housing Act 1988.

      Buildings: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to prohibit building owners from passing the remediation cost of cladding replacement to...

      Buildings: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of buildings in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency that (a)...

      New Homes Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2021 to Question 140777, when the New Homes Ombudsman is planned to be in place;...

      Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what stage in the application process to the Building Safety Fund the application for West Point, Wellington Street,...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reimburse leaseholders and tenants for increased service payments related to remedial...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the findings of the consultation on A New Deal for Renting: Resetting the Balance of Rights...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to reduce fraud in the assessment and certification of EWS1 forms.

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what agreements he has reached with (a) RICS, (b) UK Finance and (c) other stakeholders on reducing the requirement...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will estimate the number of households on council housing waiting lists in (a) the UK, (b) the North West and...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether potential home owners who have had their Help to Buy application approved under the previous scheme are...

      Social Rented Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support is being provided to local authorities and housing associations facing increased costs for maintaining...

      Owner Occupation: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in home ownership for people on low incomes in (a) England, (b) the West...

      Harlow Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much additional financial support the Government has provided to Harlow Council to support its response to the...

      Park Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2020 to Question 982 on Park Homes: Fees and Charges, what progress has been made...

      Park Homes: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made in the review of the 10 per cent commission of the price of a mobile home upon sale.

      Housing First

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the steps required to scale up Housing First programmes...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies on facilitating moving on from emergency...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much his Department spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing in (i) the UK, (ii) England,...

      Housing First

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report, Implementing Housing First across England, Scotland and Wales, published by Crisis in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Northern Ireland Protocol (a) places limits on his Department's ability to conduct operations and (b) causes delays to those operations.

    • Saudi Arabia: Military aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2021 to Question 143011 on Saudi Arabia: Training, for what reason disclosing that information would prejudice...

      RAF Scampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions his Department has had with parties interested in the future use of RAF Scampton after its decommissioning.

      Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applications to the Covenant Fund Trust were received by local authorities in each of the last five years; and what amount was distributed to...

      Veterans: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the immigration status of non-UK born veterans.

      Veterans: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many non-UK born veterans have sought judicial review of their Indefinite Leave to Remain applications in each the last 10 years.

      Army Families Federation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many cases the additional Army Families Federation immigration advisor appointed through the Armed Forces Covenant Trust has handled; and how many...

      Veterans: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of support that is available to non-UK born veterans on their Indefinite Leave to Remain visa...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Anne Sacoolas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to take diplomatic steps to secure the lawful arrest of Anne Sacoolas in the US or any other...

    • Myanmar: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to impose further sanctions against the Burmese military following the military coup in Myanmar.

      Sexual Offences: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff, and at what grades, the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative team has had in each...

      Kashmir: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussion he has had with human rights organisations on the situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many times the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative UK team of experts has been deployed in each...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the vaccination roll-out programme in Palestine.

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the budget has been of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict team in each year since 2012.

      Chen Quanguo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of imposing (a) a UK travel ban and (b) an asset freeze on...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of (a) torture allegations which include...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the new US Administration on the cessation of arms sales to...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the letter of the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute of 21 December 2020, what the most recent date...

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2021 to Question 140775 on Iran: Nuclear Fuels, what the timetable is for...

      Oman: Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much was spent through the Integrated Activity Fund on the customs project provided to the Royal Oman Police...

      Palestinians: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2021 to Question 140776, how many Palestinian children received copies of...

      Developing Countries: Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to enable the UK to use its presidencies of the G7 and COP26 to ensure that it and other...

      Uganda: Politics and Government

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

      Overseas Aid: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in which countries his Department is (a) funding programmes or (b) supporting bilateral or multilateral efforts to...

      Schengen Agreement: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2021 to Question 138871, if the UK Government will raise the matter of UK...

      Schengen Agreement: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 26 January 2021 to Question 138871, which of the UK’s European network of...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to take forward the peace process in Bosnia and Herzegovina following reports that a new...

      Developing Countries: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to Answer of 14 January 2021 to Question 134525 on Developing Countries: Schools, which 18 countries his...

  • Home Office

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Rochdale of 11 November 2020, on the deportations of members of the Rochdale...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to limit the use of child sources in criminal investigations.

      Napier Barracks: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of the recent fire at Napier Barracks.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department was aware of the presence of asbestos at Napier barracks in Kent when it authorised the site to house people seeking...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2021 to Question 143018, what steps the Government is taking to improve living conditions at the (a)...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the ban on evictions applies to people who receive leave to remain and are asked to leave NASS accommodation.

      Veterans: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many (a) armed forces veterans and (b) their dependents have been deported in each of the last 10 years.

      Veterans: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 June 2020 to Question 53989 on Hong Kong former naval and military personnel and other former servants of the...

      Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what preparations she has made for the introduction of the new British National (Overseas) visa; and what plans are in place to ensure the...

      Home Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials in their Department were dedicated to their Department's responsibilities associated with the delivery of the Industrial...

      Public Transport: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to publish the figures for people prosecuted for not wearing a mask on public transport.

      Home Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Action Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases are awaiting investigation by Action Fraud.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many drivers were summonsed for driving (a) without insurance and (b) without a valid MOT using evidence from ANPR technology in England...

      Home Office: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much her Department spent on (a) communications, (b) advertising and (c) marketing in (i) the UK, (ii) England, (iii) Northern Ireland,...

      Dangerous Dogs: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that dogs taken into custody under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 are not abused, harmed or mistreated while...

      Asylum: Penally Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the cost to Dyfed Powys Police has been of policing in connection with the asylum seeker accommodation in Penally for the financial...

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Police and Crime Commissioners since her letter to PCCs and Chief Constables setting out that the theft of...

      Gosport War Memorial Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress she has made on Operation Magenta.

      Police: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to encourage more people to join the police force in West Yorkshire.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress has been made on assessing the effectiveness of section 176 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing 2014 Act.

  • Scotland Office

    • Food Standards Scotland: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what staffing resource has been provided by the UK Government to Food Standards Scotland since the end of the transition period.

    • Union Connectivity Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what steps he is taking to increase local engagement with the Union Connectivity Review.

      Sovereignty: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, whether the result of a legally held referendum on Scottish independence from the Union is legally binding on the Government.

      Scotland Office: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Scotland Office: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much his Department spends per month on (a) staffing and (b) staffing primarily related to communications, advertising and marketing.

      Scotland Office: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 141530, if he will publish copies of all the marketing and advertising materials published by his...

      Surveys: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many contracts for polling public attitudes his Department has commissioned in Scotland in each of the last three years; and how many of those...

  • Attorney General

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the CPS annual report 2019-20, how many (a) additional prosecutors have been recruited, (b) operational delivery staff have been recruited and (c)...

    • Attorney General: Apprentices

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      What steps she is taking with the Lord Chancellor to tackle the court backlog.

      Rule of Law

      What discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the importance of upholding the rule of law.

      Sexual Offences: Prosecutions

      What steps she has taken to increase the number of prosecutions relating to rape and sexual assault.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on workforce numbers in key occupations of the UK EU Trade and...

    • UK Trade with EU: New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of UK businesses opening new firms in the EU single market...

      Arts: UK Relations with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Cabinet Office has had with organisations representing the creative industries since the...

      UK-EU Partnership Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, who will represent the UK as Co-Chair on the UK-EU Partnership Council.

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many submissions his Department received in response to its August 2020 Integrated Review call for evidence.

      UK Trade with EU: Freight

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment his Department has made of when the volume of GB-EU freight crossings may return to the level...

      Shipping: Quarantine

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential exemption of maritime key workers from...

      UK Trade with EU: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the preparedness of the UK's new Border Control Posts and related...

      Transparency of Lobbying, Non-party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the correspondence from the Minister for the Constitution to the Executive Secretary of...

      Leader of the House of Commons: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Voting Methods: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the timescale is for the full roll-out of new provisions to enable all blind and partially sighted people...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the total sum is that (a) the Government has assessed for claw back following unsatisfactory delivery of...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Department for International Trade: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

    • Department for International Trade: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many officials in their Department were dedicated to their Department's responsibilities associated with the delivery of the Industrial...

      Overseas Trade: Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions her Department had with UK asparagus producers before resizing the Tariff Rate Quota on fresh asparagus from Mexico; and if...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Festival UK* 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the total budget is of the Festival UK 2022; and what the spend is to date.

    • Cinemas: Coronavirus

      To ask Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to provide additional financial support to cinemas at risk of permanent closure during the national covid-19 lockdown...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, which (a) sports and (b) institutions have received funding from Sport England's £220 million Covid-19 grassroots sport...

      Tourism: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will provide financial support to the tourism sector in Suffolk during the period of the national covid-19 lockdown that...

      Gambling Commission: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether the Gambling Commission (a) received any external support or advice and (b) used the same framework for assessment of...

      Question

      What plans he has to provide additional financial support to the civil and voluntary sector during the national covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to allocate to good causes the dormant assets identified by the Dormant Assets Scheme.

      Broadband: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how each regulatory mechanism governing consumer-compensation schemes with respect to broadband service providers is monitored...

      Broadband: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that customers who have been identified as being of vulnerable or priority status under...

      Broadband: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring broadband providers to offer affordable tariffs for people...

      Broadband: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people’s access to broadband; and what...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Digital and Culture of 19 January 2021, Official report, col...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the EU’s standard definition of short-term business visitors which explicitly excludes any situation...

      Social Media: Disinformation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the report entitled Industrialized Disinformation: 2020 Global Inventory of Organized Social Media...

      Festival UK* 2022

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the estimated costs are of holding Festival UK 2022.

      Film and Television: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to support UK film and TV productions during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Technology: Regulation

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK regulation on global tech companies.

      Technology: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department has taken to support the (a) tech and (b) digital sectors during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hospitality Industry and Leisure: Coronavirus

      What steps his Department is taking to support businesses in the (a) hospitality, (b) entertainment and (c) arts and culture sectors.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      What recent assessment he has made of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on people working in the large entertainment events industry.

      National League: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent support he has made available to National League football clubs in (a) Slough and (b) England to ensure they can...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of the staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

    • Peat Bogs: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release entitled New rules for burning on protected blanket bog habitats, published...

      Food: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the value is of service credits applied to the contracts awarded to (a) Brake Brothers and (b) BFS Group to provide...

      Agriculture: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to extend financial support for carbon negative farming and land use beyond the existing schemes for...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition: Companies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will take steps to encourage companies to include the gender-neutral title Mx on application and administrative forms.

  • Department for Transport

    • Ferries: Republic of Ireland and Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the UK’s departure from the EU on ferry crossings from Ireland to Welsh ports since 1 January.

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) HS2, or (2) its contractors, have comprehensive insurance to cover the proposed ground anchor installation under properties in Park Village East in Camden.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when it plans (1) to consult on, and (2) to adopt, a new Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy; and whether the new Strategy will contain a long-term cycling and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of HS2 seeking access to undertake works on properties in Park Village East before (1) approval, and (2) independent auditing, of...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coal: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to permit greater coal imports for the UK’s heritage market should the UK’s coal industry fail to meet the demands of that market.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the progress of trials of each of the COVID-19 vaccines for which they have placed orders; and when they expect to take delivery...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of the effectiveness of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on new variants of COVID-19, what assessment they have made of the...

      Egnos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to retain access to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Addictions: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their commitment to introducing a new addiction strategy.

    • Coronavirus: Delivery Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the probability of being infected with COVID-19 as a result of contact with items that are delivered to a household compared with...

      Obesity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of improving labelling on alcohol products on reducing obesity.

      Care Homes: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current arrangements for chaplains of all faith groups to visit residents in care homes.

      NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme 2020

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support is available to the estates of deceased frontline workers who are not eligible for the NHS and Social Care Coronavirus Life Assurance...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the laboratory capacity for COVID-19 tests per week available in England (1) within the NHS, and (2) in private and other laboratories; and what is the...

      Death: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) NHS employees, and (2) social care workers, have died as a result of COVID-19.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell (HL5829) on 21 October, what is the cost of sending 150,000 tests under the Real-time Assessment of Community...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of travel-to-work areas that cross local authority boundaries when setting levels of COVID-19 restrictions for...

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) patients, (2) care homes, and (3) hospices, of brain tumour operations which have been delayed as a result of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the study from the Clalit Research Institute, published on 13 January, which found that the efficacy of one dose of the Pfizer...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide special leave and psychological support to NHS staff who have worked longer hours in a more stressful work environment as a result...

      Hospitals: Ministers of Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the number of chaplains from all faith groups active in NHS hospitals since March 2020.

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2015.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been vaccinated against COVID-19 in (1) the Bassetlaw Clinical Commissioning Group area, (2) the Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Clinical...

  • Department for Education

    • Armed Forces: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether special provision is made to help children with special needs of military serving personnel.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Parliamentary Estate: Security

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to ensure that those requiring access to the Parliamentary estate can renew their passes efficiently once the restrictions in place to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any aspects of their free trade agreement with the government of Turkey could (1) apply to, or (2) include, the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Armenia: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Armenian Churches in areas returned to Azerbaijan have been labelled as 'Caucasian Albanian'; what discussions they...

    • Nagorno-Karabakh: Prisoners of War

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of reports of Azeri forces committing human rights abuses against Armenian prisoners of war; what steps they are taking to...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the tripartite meeting between the governments of Russia, Azerbaijan and Armenia on 11 January, what discussions they have had with the...

      Internally Displaced People: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the estimate by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) that more than 58,000 refugees have fled into...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda about reports (1) of intimidation, (2) that that government restricted access to online services...

      USA: State Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invite the President and Vice President of the USA for a state visit to the UK.

      Sahel: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits to the rural populations of the Sahel of planting acorn varieties with regard to reducing (1) internal violence, (2)...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Shan Human Rights Foundation Blackening our future: Burma Army-linked coal mining expansion in war-torn northern...

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported (1) abduction, and (2) forced marriage, of Farah Shaheen in Pakistan; what assessment they have made...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist less economically developed countries, in particular those countries where British civil servants and consular staff are...

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by General Zaw Min Tun that the Myanmar Army would “take action” if allegations of electoral fraud during the general...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the presidential election in Uganda, and (2) whether that election was free and fair; and what representations they have made...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pensions: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the government of Canada's request for a reciprocal social security agreement covering the uprating of pensions.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Hen Harriers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent the killing of satellite-tagged hen harriers.

    • Solid Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be any legislative restrictions placed on the burning of coal by the UK heritage industry other than the ban on sales of house coal and wet wood...

      Agriculture: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed schemes to encourage new entrants into farming will provide new funding for county and unitary authorities to acquire more land to add to...

      Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of (1) the effect on bee populations of a pesticide containing neonicotinoid thiamethoxam, and (2) the effectiveness of other products...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Honours: British Empire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to changing the names of the Order of the British Empire and the British Empire Medal to remove references to the British Empire.

    • UK Government Union Capability Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish (1) the Dunlop Review into the UK Government Union capability, and (2) the Review of Intergovernmental Relations.

  • Treasury

    • Insolvency: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many proceedings for insolvency have been initiated by HMRC for failure to pay taxes when they were due.

    • Companies: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many penalty notices for late filing of company tax returns have been issued in accordance with each subsection of paragraphs 17 and 18 of Schedule 18 of the...

      Company Voluntary Arrangements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Company Voluntary Arrangements for financially distressed businesses were approved by HMRC in each of the last five years.

      Government Securities: Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion and value of UK Government bonds are held by the Bank of England.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total value of outstanding unclaimed Premium Bond prizes; how many of those are £1 million prizes; and what efforts are made to trace the winners...

      Personal Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have an annual income of less than the £12,500 Personal Tax Allowance.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the cultural sector in aiding economic recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Music: UK Relations with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports following the meeting between representatives of the music industry and the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 20...

      5G: Competition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the diversity of the market in relation to 5G infrastructure in the UK; and what plans they have, if any, for the diversification...

      National League: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the distribution of funds to football teams in the National League during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enhance the availability of support services, and in particular housing support, for women being released from prison.

    • Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the rate of COVID-19-related deaths in prison; and how any such steps are designed (1) to reduce the level, and (2)...

      Hong Kong: Legal Profession

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the article by Matthew Scott in the Spectator The legal profession’s troubling relationship with China,...

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