Written answers

Monday, 8 February 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Airports: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the planned timescale is for the length of time that the compulsory hotel based covid-19 quarantine policy will be in place; and what steps he...

    • Railways: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to increase the amount of UK-made steel that will be used in planned rail infrastructure projects and the general maintenance...

      Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on providing financial support to Eurostar during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Regional Airports: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of flights that will be operated (a) into and (b) out of regional airports after the introduction of...

      Railways: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the validity of Rail Travel Vouchers beyond twelve months due to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Railways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve rail services in the West Midlands.

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his Department on the potential effect of rail infrastructure projects on reducing national carbon emissions.

      Train Operating Companies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on (a) open access operators and (b) people employed by open access operators.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many instances of drivers exceeding the limits set out in the retained EU drivers’ hours rules have been reported in January 2021 following...

      Allan Cook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he was informed that Allan Cook was resigning early as Chairman of HS2 Ltd.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Environment Agency on the risk of environmental damage caused by HS2 construction work;...

      Regional Airports: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what meetings he has had with representatives of regional airports on the implementation of the Government's covid-19 quarantine policy; and if he...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost is of the (a) policing of and (b) damage and delays to the works caused by the environmental protests along the route of Phase 1 of HS2...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on land HS2 plans to acquire permanently along the route of HS2 Phase 1 that was not notified to the local...

      Taxis: International Driving Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if private hire drivers giving tours to customers can enter the EU without an International Driving Permit.

      Tourism: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the mutual recognition of qualifications for tour guides accompanying tours into the EU will cover registered driver guides using their own...

      Electric Vehicles: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much and what proportion of the plug-in vehicle grant has been allocated to Caithness, Sutherland, and Easter Ross.

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2021 to Question 140757, if the Government will publish the official text that was included in the UK’s...

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he last held discussions with his EU counterparts on an exemption for specialist hauliers to new limits on movements in the EU.

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent representations he has received on the negotiation of a cultural exemption for specialist hauliers to new limits on movements in the EU.

      Taxis: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish guidance on the rules for UK private hire drivers who enter the EU while giving tours to customers.

      Taxis: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment was made of the circumstances of UK-based private hire drivers who give tours to the EU as part of negotiations on the UK-EU Trade and...

      Hitachi Rail Europe: London North Eastern Railway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has had with Hitachi Rail UK Ltd on the potential effect of redundancies at Bounds Green and Craigentinny Train...

      Freight: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's guidance on Category 1 goods that can be transported on government-secured freight capacity contracts, updated on 1...

      Ferries: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason ferry trips are not included in the Government's refund guarantee for cancelled Christmas rail and coach trips.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on potential amendments to the Renewable...

      Aviation: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the need to mitigate the effect of covid-19 quarantine measures on the aviation...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the level of (a) income generation and (b) Treasury funding of the introduction of flexible...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to temporarily waive the two year limit on Compulsory Basic Training for motorbikes and scooters during the covid-19 lockdown and...

      Motorcycles: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when Compulsory Basic Training and inspection for motorbikes and scooters drivers will recontinue.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will take steps with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to (a) extend the payback period for Bounce Back Loans for...

    • Education: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department have had with the Competition and Markets Authority on price alterations across the...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many Bounce Back Loans businesses have taken up by business size; and what the value is of those loans by business size.

      Post Office: Fujitsu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2021 to Question 144626 on Post Office: Fujitsu, how that answer relates to...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what further support he plans to make available to the weddings industry to ensure its future viability.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the restrictions on the number of people permitted to attend a wedding will next be reviewed.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that Post Offices (a) have the capacity to achieve and (b) are achieving the timely...

      Advent International: Cobham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the legally binding undertakings given to the Government by Advent International when its purchase of Cobham...

      Cleaning Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing dry cleaners, which are currently classed as essential...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support supply companies within the hospitality sector through mechanisms such as...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of anonymous recruitment.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department is taking steps to protect furloughed jobs from automation.

      Pay: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many workers in the Scottish Borders will benefit from the increase in the (a) National Living Wage and (b)...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of different measures to lower fuel poverty in electricity...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) renewable energy, (b) insulation and (c) glazing installers...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has been made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility for the Low Income Household...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Prime Minister’s announcement of 12 December 2020 that the the UK will end support for...

      Iron and Steel: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the UK steel sector’s commitment to increase...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to procure a vaccine against covid-19 which has not involved the use of human embryo...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2021 to Question 145730, what the 10 Key Performance Indicators were in the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to help increase the UK’s covid-19 vaccine manufacturing capacity to meet future...

      Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential baseload power that can be provided by tidal power as part of a net zero...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Ports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what assessment his Department made of the risks to security at Northern Ireland ports during preparations for the end of the transition period...

  • Attorney General

    • Taking of Hostages Act 1982: Prosecutions

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2021 to Question 143029 on Taking of Hostages Act 1982: Prosecutions, how many proceedings referred to her Office under article 2...

    • Prorogation: Legal Costs

      To ask the Attorney General, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2021 to Question 143130, what the total legal costs were in the (a) Scottish Courts and (b) Supreme Court in respect of...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what priority for covid-19 vaccination has been given people living in sheltered housing.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential merits of vaccinating household members of people living with blood cancer in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that parents and carers of clinically extremely vulnerable children receive clear information about how...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2021 to Question 96883 on Coronavirus: Screening, what comprehensive service descriptions are used...

      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 required period for self-isolation as a result of new variants of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on estimating the volume of wastage of covid-19 vaccines resulting from restrictions on the re-use...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is national policy that unused covid-19 vaccines within a batch allocated to prisoners in a prison setting may be used to...

      Coronavirus: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what safeguards are in place to ensure that the (a) use and (b) withdrawal of steroids for patients with covid-19 is managed safely and...

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many out of area placements for children accessing mental health beds there were in Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and...

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to contact NHS nurses on maternity leave to request their assistance in filling vacancies.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish weekly data on (a) the number of people vaccinated for covid-19 by (i) constituency and (ii) lower local authority...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people with mild and moderate learning disabilities will be prioritised during phase two of the Government's covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to support blind and visually impaired people to access their covid-19 vaccine with (a) braille inclusive vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to make lateral flow testing available to (a) taxi and (b) public transport drivers.

      University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) outpatient and (b) inpatient appointments were generated by University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust in (i)...

      University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) outpatient and (b) inpatient appointments were generated by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust in (i) October,...

      NHS Test and Trace: Sitel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value is of service credits applied to SITEL’s contract to run call centres under NHS Test and Trace.

      Sage Nursing Home: Cleaning Services and Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 1314 on Sage care workers and cleaners.

      NHS Test and Trace: Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value is of service credits applied to Serco’s contract to run call centres under NHS Test and Trace.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 Question 128093 on NHS: Protective Clothing, what estimate he has made of the average cost per...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the prevalence of long covid symptoms in children.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of service credits applied to Ayanda Capital’s contract for personal protective equipment which was later found...

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what date his Department first became aware that a case of the South African variant of covid-19 had been identified in London W7, as...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will place a copy in the Library of the report produced by Public Health England on the safety of Napier Barracks as a site for...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the value is of service credits applied to SITEL’s contract to run the Isolation Assurance Service.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a person may (a) form a support bubble with someone who is living abroad and (b) travel to visit them during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the wellbeing of clinically extremely vulnerable children who are not yet eligible for a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including prison officers on the priority list for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department is using to allocate covid-19 vaccines to GP surgeries in (a) South Shields and (b) the rest of the country.

      Coronavirus: Wansbeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many key workers have received the covid-19 vaccines in Wansbeck.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the priority of care home residents for the covid-19 vaccine; and when...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of when progress on the covid-19 vaccine programme could make it safe to start lifting general...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to use the 11,300 community pharmacies in England to administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccine at scale.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all covid-19 vaccination centres are covid-secure.

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) Havering and (b) other London boroughs with significant elderly and vulnerable populations...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of prioritising for covid-19 vaccination NHS contractors providing critical...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

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

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising (a) workers in homeless services, (b) school and childcare staff and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 27th October 2020 and subsequent chase ups of...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many cancer treatment referrals were made in each year from (a) 2016 to (b) 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the priority given to staff working in NHS Blood and Transplant, as part of the covid-19...

      Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 106435 on Social Services: Protective Clothing, what plans his Department has to review...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve the promotion to parents of Healthy Start scheme vouchers.

      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 staff of (a) homelessness, (b) domestic abuse and (c)...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether uptake targets for Healthy Start scheme vouchers have been met over the last 12 months.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many weekly confirmed hospital admissions to hospital for influenza were recorded through the UK Severe Influenza Surveillance...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effectiveness of UV air disinfection in reducing the spread of covid-19 infection...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what priority will be given to workers in homeless hostels for covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether UK residents who are in the UK on Tier Visas will be eligible to be vaccinated under the UK covid-19 vaccination programme in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions the Government has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on including unpaid carers in its...

      Cannabis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of supply of medicinal cannabis so that people who require it are able to fill their...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the work of the Wessex Neurological Centre on safely treating patients with covid-19...

      Breast Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of new diagnoses of recurrent and metastatic breast cancer which hospital trusts are...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what effect the proposed transition to Integrated Care Systems in England will have on the national provision of weight management services.

      Breast Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long-Term Plan, what progress his Department has made in ensuring all metastatic breast cancer patients have...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific evidence was used to determine which NHS workers should be provided with FFP3 masks.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many FFP3 masks are available to the NHS as at 3 February 2021.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 130818 on Obesity: Health Services, whether future expansions to weight management...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made a clinical assessment of the effect on rates of problem gambling of shirt-front gambling sponsorship in sport.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure there is an adequate number of NHS dentist appointments available throughout the covid-19...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to increase the number of specialist treatment services for women with gambling disorders.

      Tobacco: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to Public Health England’s investigation into potential breaches of the prohibition of characterising flavours in...

      Tobacco: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the tobacco products that are under investigation for possibly breaching the prohibition on characterising menthol flavours will...

      Coronavirus: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many statutory notifications of covid-19 were submitted to Public Health England in (a) November 2020, (b) December 2020 and (c)...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what conflict of interest criteria have been applied to the awarding of contracts via the high priority lane for procurement since 1...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts have been awarded via the high priority lane for procurement since 1 March 2020.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value of service credits applied to personal protective equipment procurement contracts was since 1 March 2020.

      Loneliness: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on health and wellbeing of long-term isolation.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to encourage homeless people to register with a GP so that they may receive a covid-19 vaccine.

      Gender Recognition: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve waiting times for trans young people to access safe and supportive medical care.

      Exercise Cygnus: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the military played in Exercise Cygnus.

      Spectacles: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of (a) removing or (b) reducing VAT on...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data on covid-19 would be required and what criteria would need to be met for him to recommend an exit from the November 2020...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria he plans to apply to determine which covid-19 tier each local authority area will be included in at the end of the November...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department is using to determine when a city is moved to a higher tier under the three-tiered system for local covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out the criteria for determining an area's local covid-19 alert tier status.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the criteria he will use to determine when an area can be moved to a lower tier of covid-19 restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his criteria are for determining (a) which covid-19 restriction tier each region is placed under and (b) when an area can be moved...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria are for local authorities in the tier 2 covid-19 level to move to tier 1.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many 999 ambulance calls were received nationwide from distressed women having taken mifepristone and misoprostol at home between 30...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of recruiting and training (a) trainee dental and veterinary students and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the rate of the rollout of the vaccine in London has decreased when compared to the rate in England.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) a single dose and (b) two doses of the covid-19 vaccine for people...

      Coronavirus: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in the Easington constituency had received a covid-19 vaccine by 6 January 2021.

      Coronavirus: Wansbeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many constituents have received the covid-19 vaccines in Wansbeck.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure that (a) rural parts of Suffolk and (b) all other parts of the UK receive adequate supplies of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

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

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce bureaucracy for medical professionals who volunteer to administer the covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when mass community testing for covid-19 will begin in Nottinghamshire following the 20,000 lateral flow tests received by...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 testing kits completed at walk-in or drive-through testing centres in each week from 3 August to 13 September...

  • Wales Office

  • Department for Education

    • Higher Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils in England started higher education by age 19 in 2018-19 in constituencies in the West Midlands Combined...

    • Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to include in his guidance to schools that children and staff should wear clear face coverings if needed to meet the needs of pupils...

      Remote Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2021 to Question 140063 on Remote Education: Computers, if he will publish weekly data on the number of laptops...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of asking teachers to come out of retirement and assist in the recovery phase of...

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provision of sex education for secondary school children who have learning disabilities.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has in place to make schools covid-19 secure when they reopen to students.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment his Department has made of whether exams will be able to take place in the 2021-22 academic year.

      Remote Education: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the value is of service credits applied to Computacenter Ltd’s contract for providing laptops for schoolchildren.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's consultation on how GCSE, AS and A level grades should be awarded in summer 2021, which closed on 15 January 2021,...

      Teachers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to ensure that teachers are offered priority access to a covid-19...

      Food Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of the national school curriculum in (a) primary and (b) secondary school is dedicated to learning about food, cooking and nutrition.

      Department for Education: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to introduce mandatory Relationship education for primary schools.

      Qualifications: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of countries that do not have a mutual recognition of academic qualifications with the UK; and...

      Primary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has made an assessment the potential merits of allowing each primary school year group to return to school in-person on a part-time, rota...

      Universities: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Office for Students consultation on the proposed removal of London Weighting from the Teaching Grant for London-based universities in the...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 132912 in children, when the 440,000 additional devices will be distributed to disadvantaged...

      Apprentices and Further Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether FE and apprenticeship training providers are (a) required to close and (b) may open in specific circumstances during the national covid-19...

      Apprentices: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent on incentive payments for hiring a new apprentice since the start of that payment scheme.

      Adoption: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the policy under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 that consideration to the child’s religious...

      Children's Social Care Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 January 2021 to Question 138450 on Children's Social Care Independent Review, whether the chair of the review is working...

      Free School Meals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what value of service credits has been applied to Chartwells’ contract to provide food hampers as free school meals.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners in England are currently serving sentences of Imprisonment for Public Protection; and when those prisoners will be released.

    • Retail Trade: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, in what proportion of convictions for assaults against retail workers the sentence was increased on account of the aggravating factor of offence...

      Remote Hearings: Prisoner Escorts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to his letter sent to the Justice Committee on 20 January 2021, for what reasons primary legislation is required to enable PECS officers to...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among the (a) staff, (b) judiciary, (c) jurors and (d) users of each court from 21 January 2021 to the...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the letter sent to the hon. Member for Stockton North on 25 January 2021 on Covid-19 Health and Safety in Courts, for what reasons HMCTS...

      Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether HM Courts & Tribunals Service has provided funding to police forces to assist in the running of video remand hearings.

      Prisoners on Remand: Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the (a) financial cost of running video remand hearings for police forces, to date and (b) number of police staff needed to...

      Prisoner Escorts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether PECS prison custody officers contract payments have been amended in response to the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on their work.

      Prisoners on Remand: Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of moving to video remand hearings on the take-up of legal representation by defendants appearing in...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to (a) extend existing notices of intention to marry and (b) waive the fee for a further notice of intention to marry for couples...

      Legal Aid Scheme: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many firms of solicitors held a (a) civil and (b) criminal legal aid contract as at 1 February 2021.

      Ministry of Justice: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

  • Treasury

    • Veterans: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the support given to service personnel who retired from the UK...

    • Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a one-off wealth tax as proposed by the UK Wealth Tax Commission in its final report of...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason HMRC is unable to accept RTI reports submitted by businesses in November and December 2020 to secure Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme...

      Hospitality Industry: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has had discussions with his Cabinet colleagues on extending the hospitality sector's temporary reduction of VAT from 20 to 5 per cent to the...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to make financial support available for (a) freelancers and (b) other self employed people who have been ineligible for existing covid-19...

      Gyms and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing specific financial support packages to gyms and leisure centres during the period of...

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund

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

      Gift Aid: Scottish Borders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Gift Aid has been paid to charities in the Scottish Borders in each of the last three years.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much the Soft Drinks Industry Levy has raised since that Levy was introduced.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing support to businesses in their first year of trading.

      National Library of Wales: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 1 February 2021 to Question 143882 on Public Libraries: Finance, for what reason the funding treatment of the National Library of...

      Fuels: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount that will be raised from fuel duty in each year from 2021 to 2035, assuming no change in duty levels.

      Future Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much and what proportion of investment support has been provided under the Future Fund scheme to firms located in (a) London, (b) the South East and...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking prior to the next Budget to assess the merits of the removal of beer duty.

      Tourism: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Inbound Tourism Resilience Fund proposal set out in UKinbound’s letter of 14 January 2021.

      Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the mortgage holiday.

      Stock Market: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of trading platforms blocking retail investors from trading GME and AMC stocks while hedge...

      Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support the contingency insurance market for live events.

      Extended Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the potential merits of subsidising access to wraparound care for (a) vulnerable...

      Free Zones: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on freeports.

      War Widows: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the cost of restoring the war widows pension to people who had remarried or cohabited between 1973 and 2005.

      Money: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing short term measures to protect the cash system following the national covid-19 lockdown...

      London Capital and Finance: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the (a) timetable for and (b) details of the compensation scheme for LCF bondholders.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the merits of the 30 October 2020 Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme eligibility date to ensure that workers who took on...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many families and individuals have become homeless in (a) Camberwell and Peckham, (b)Southwark and (c) London as a...

    • Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward proposals to amend The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus)...

      Evictions: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on levels of homelessness of ending the eviction ban...

      Sleeping Rough: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2020 to Question 124131, how many ex-military personnel were sleeping rough as...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homeless people and rough sleepers have been housed in temporary accommodation since 4 January 2021 as part...

      Homelessness: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for his policies of recent research by Shelter which has found...

      Homelessness: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many homeless families are being housed in accommodation without access to kitchen facilities in (a) Camberwell...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Apprentices

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

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is taking steps to regulate (a) management fees for leasehold properties and (b) the companies...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish detailed plans on the pilot programme for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much funding from the Towns Fund has been paid to each of the qualifying towns for that fund.

      Parish Councils: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the ability of parish and town councils to apply for grant funding.

      Independent Faith Engagement Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on the Independent Faith Engagement Review; and when his Department plans to publish the...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons buildings have been found ineligible for funding after registering for the Building Safety Fund.

      High Rise Flats: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, by which date the Government plans to ensure that there are no (a) cladding, (b) fire breaks and compartmentation...

      High Rise Flats: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, by which date the Government plans to ensure that there will be no cladding or other structural fire risks present as...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a scheme of support similar to that offered by the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the last time the Cladding Joint Inspection Team met; and how many enforcement actions that team has taken in...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many (a) Help to Buy equity loans and (b) Help to Buy ISAs have been awarded to people purchasing a home which has...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether decisions on Building Safety Fund allocations are on hold while Ministers consider how state aid rules might...

      Affordable Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to support leaseholders with (a) payment holidays, (b) interest relief and (c) other...

      Rents: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the The Public Health (Coronavirus) (Protection from Eviction) (England) Regulations 2021, what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Office of Net Assessment and Challenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress his Department has made on establishing the Office of Net Assessment and Challenge.

    • Submarine Delivery Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of the Submarine Delivery Agency’s procurement budget is exposed to the US dollar.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the judgment of the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea on 28 January 2021, what steps he is taking to ensure that when...

      Maritime Patrol Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether RAF Lossiemouth currently has adequate depth maintenance facilities to undertake maintenance on the UK’s P-8 fleet.

      Military Aircraft: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his letter of 7 December 2020, reference MSU/4/6/2/1/ap, what progress has been made on the acquisition of new harnesses, life jackets...

      Ministry of Defence: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of staff employed by his Department are apprentices.

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Minister for Veterans or anyone nominated on his behalf has plans to meet with (a) former military personnel and (b) representatives of the...

      Veterans: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information his Department holds on the number of veterans who were part of the Balloon Unit of Operation Grapple Z in 1958; and how many of those...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart placements were (a) approved by her Department and (b) started by young people in January 2021.

    • Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with the Prime Minister on his announcement of 30 June 2020 of an opportunity guarantee for young people.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of staff employed by her Department are apprentices.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish a list of the employers who have successfully applied to participate in the Kickstart scheme that are providing over 30...

      Kickstart Scheme: Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have applied for a Kickstart scheme placement in the Midlands.

      Jobcentres: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made towards appointing 13,500 additional work coaches.

      Kickstart Scheme: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department is planning to collect data on the proportion of jobs created as part of the Kickstart scheme, allocated to young...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that all those entitled to a UK state pension receive the full rate of that pension regardless...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many work placements her Department plans to create under the Kickstart scheme in the next (a) three, (b) six and (c) 12 months.

      Kickstart Shceme: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many full-time equivalent work coaches her Department employs; and what the average caseload is for each full-time equivalent work coach.

      Kickstart Scheme: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many residents of the City of York are accessing support through the (a) Kickstart programme and (b) Plan for Jobs measures in the most...

      Kickstart Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much of the £2 billion budget for the Kickstart scheme has been allocated to participating businesses.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how the Health and Safety Executive has categorised covid-19 in the workplace according to ‘Table 1 Consequence table’ in the...

      Restart Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the timetable is for the rollout of the Restart programme; and if she will make a statement.

      Universal Credit: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer of 22 January 2021 to Question 134402 on Universal Credit, what assessment her Department has made of the equity of the...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many Kickstart scheme placements have been (a) approved and (b) started by young people to date.

      Kickstart Scheme: Wolverhampton South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she has made on delivering the Kickstart scheme for young people in the Wolverhampton South West constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment the Disability Unit has made of the potential merits of extending the £20 uplift to universal credit to legacy benefit...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whom in her Department constituents can contact for emergency support to arrange the payment of overdue winter fuel payments for 2020-21.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2020 to Question 131324 on Children: Maintenance, how many child maintenance overpayments via direct pay...

      Private Rented Housing: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) average processing time, (b) approval rate and (c) refusal rate is of requests for Alternative Payment Arrangements from private...

      Budgeting Loans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of suspending repayments on budgeting loans during the national covid-19 lockdown...

      Universal Credit: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on relative poverty levels of the decision not to extend the £20 universal credit...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how the UK is assisting the Overseas Territories and Crown dependencies with the roll-out of the covid-19 vaccine.

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he is taking steps to verify reports that Uighur camp detainees in China have been systematically raped,...

      Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 20 January 2021, Official Report, column 959, that...

      China: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the UK’s Official Development Assistance spending in China in 2020 related to projects...

      Westminster Foundation for Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department plans to allocate to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in 2021.

      Overseas Aid: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of research projects that will be cancelled or paused as a result of...

      Arms Trade: International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the extent to which UK-made arms are being used in activities which are in breach...

      Developing Countries: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what guidance he plans to issue to volunteers travelling internationally to undertake overseas development...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many officials in their Department were dedicated to their Department's responsibilities associated with the...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 May 2020 to Question 42248 on Palestinians: Overseas Aid, on what date the internal...

      Three Seas Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of joining the United States, Germany and Japan in...

      Western Sahara: Armed Forces and Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 142052 on Western Sahara: Armed Forces, how many (a) police,...

      Frontiir: CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in light of the Government's commitment on 2 February 2021 to review all indirect support to the Myanmar...

      Afghanistan: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to Afghan counterpart on the recent execution of Afghan interpreters who served...

      Coronavirus: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether pharmaceutical companies have voluntarily contributed scientific (a) knowledge, (b) data and (c)...

      Coronavirus: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to Question 59474, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a...

      Overseas Aid: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his oral contribution in the debate on Official Development Assistance on 26 November 2020, Official...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the financial capacity of the Palestinian Ministry of Health to...

      UNRWA: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to make an announcement on future funding for the UN Relief and Works Agency, as part of the...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the 2019-20 financial year can be used instead of the 2020-21 financial year to assess the £18,600 income threshold with regard...

    • Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what representations her Department has received on the use of specialist digital technology to facilitate safe and secure online right to...

      Animal Experiments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the number of animals used in experiments relating to the covid-19 outbreak will be included in the statistics of scientific...

      Animal Experiments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of animals that will be used in experiments relating to the covid-19 outbreak based on the details...

      Retail Trade: Abuse and Violence

      Whether she plans to bring forward legislative proposals on protecting shopworkers from abuse, violence and threats.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      What steps the Government is taking to protect asylum seekers housed at Napier Barracks, Folkestone, from covid-19 infection.

      Tuberculosis: Screening

      What progress she has made on establishing a TB test centre in Northern Ireland to support people applying for a British National (Overseas) visa.

      Crimes of Violence

      What resources she is making available to police forces nationally to help tackle violent crime.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      If she will waive or reduce the cost of the Immigration Health Surcharge for people and families on low incomes coming to the UK under the British National (Overseas) visa scheme.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      What additional funding she plans to allocate to domestic abuse helplines to help meet demand during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Domestic Abuse: Victim Support Schemes

      What steps she is taking to ensure that domestic abuse services receive adequate support to meet increased demand as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      What assessment she has made of the adequacy of the temporary accommodation provided by her Department for asylum seekers.

      Offences against Children

      What steps she is taking to tackle the grooming of children and young people.

      Crime: Victim Support Schemes

      How many meetings she has had with the Mayor of Greater Manchester since the recent publication of Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services' report, An inspection...

      Immigration: Brexit

      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the immigration system since the end of the transition period.

      Crime Prevention

      What steps her Department is taking to prevent acquisitive crimes.

      Airguns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2021 to Questions 143826 on Airguns: Scotland and 143828 on Airguns, whether the arrangements...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has for the continuation of refugee resettlement after the conclusion of the Vulnerable Person’s...

      Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in increasing transparency of the future...

      Children in Care: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that local authorities are supporting eligible children in their care to apply to the EU Settlement scheme.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 (Investor) visa applicants in the last three years have been interviewed in the course of their Tier 1 (Investor)...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Tier 1 (Investor) visa applicants in the last three years have been refused or curtailed under the general grounds of refusal due...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the findings of her Department's review into Tier 1 investor visas granted between June 2008 and April 2015.

      Au Pairs: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of temporarily extending the Tier 5 visa two year limit for au pairs currently in...

      Marriage of Convenience

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2021 to Question 142848, whether her Department holds data on the number of cases of marriage by...

      Journalism: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on freedom of the press of arrests of journalists in Kent and Northern Ireland...

      Immigration: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to record the (a) number and (b) success rate of visa applications from non-UK born veterans following...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what step she is taking to expedite existing applications for the ex-gratia scheme for Afghan interpreters who served alongside the armed forces.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the most number of times is that someone has taken the Life in the UK citizenship test before passing from the most recent data available.

      Catalytic Converters: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to set up a serial number registration scheme to tackle the theft of catalytic converters from cars.

      Extradition: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what grounds EU member states are able to refuse an extradition request from the UK; and what provisions are in place to prevent people...

      Asylum: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps have been taken to ensure the smooth transfer of accepted Dublin III family reunion cases to the UK in addition to the guidance...

      Asylum: Penally Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2021 to Question 143914 on Asylum: Penally, what steps she is taking to ensure that the facilities at...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people have been moved out of Napier Barracks after testing negative for covid-19.

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what reports the Government has commissioned to assess the suitability of Napier Barracks as a centre for asylum seeker accommodation.

      Asylum: Penally Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer on 18 January 2021 to Question 136619, what criteria is being used to determine how asylum seekers are being selected...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers who have claimed to be under 18 have been accommodated at Napier Barracks; and how long were they accommodated at...

      Asylum: Napier Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the implications for its policies of the arrest of members of the press covering the recent...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress his Department has made on bringing forward legislative proposals on animal sentience.

    • Peat Bogs: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2021 to Question 145891 on Peat Bogs: Environment Protection, what steps he is taking...

      Heather Burning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the announcement of 29 January 2021 that the Government will bring forward legislation to prevent the...

      Pollinators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provisions in The National Pollinator Strategy: for bees and other...

      Recycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what interim financial support he plans to provide to local authorities in the event that the launch of the Deposit Return...

      Soil and Groundwater Technology Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2021 to Question 145762 on the Soil and Groundwater Technology Association, if he will...

      Peat Bogs: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the total CO2 emissions created by the burning of vegetation on peat under 40 cm in depth.

      Peat Bogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release, England’s national rainforests to be protected by new rules,...

      Microplastics: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental benefits of banning microbeads in June 2018.

      Blue Planet Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Blue Planet Fund will be launched; and whether civil society will be consulted to inform the fund's design, prior...

      Public Footpaths: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what action he is taking to ensure that coastal paths being established under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009...

      Fruit and Vegetables: Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to promote and support more protected growing of vegetables and salad crops to extend the UK growing...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the value is of service credits applied to contracts awarded without tender since 1 March 2020 for...

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he plans to take to ensure the free passage of goods between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential benefits of issuing vaccine passports to those who need them in...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what estimate he has made of the length of extensions required to the proposed grace periods for traders...

      Civil Servants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what guidance his Department has published on civil service employers recording (a) absence due to illness and...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she will next meet with the US Trade Representative; and what will be discussed at that meeting.

    • Trade Agreements: Cameroon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2021 to Question 144971 and with reference to the publication of the Memorandums of Understanding with...

      Overseas Trade: Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how consumers can recognise before purchase products from the illegal Palestinian settlements; and if she will make a statement.

      Trade Agreements: Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to secure a free trade agreement with Ghana.

      Arms Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government is taking steps to ensure that no UK made weapons or arms are exported to India where such weapons may be used in...

      Fossil Fuels: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the implications of the Prime Minister’s announcement on 12 December 2020 that the UK will end...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent steps the Government has taken to support bilateral trade with Israel.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture Recovery Fund: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many applications to the Culture Recovery Fund from applicants in the West Midlands have been accepted.

    • Culture: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of lockdowns on participation in arts and culture.

      Rented Housing: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps he has taken to regulate online rental companies that accept bookings in cities that are subject to stay at...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what future support he plans to make available to help restore confidence in the fitness and gym sector after the national...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 26 November 2020, case reference RL4323.

      Tour Operators: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government has provided to inbound tour operators since the start of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to consider the Gambling Commission’s consultation and call for evidence on Remote Customer...

      Sports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that organised sports are accessible to all children regardless of socioeconomic...

      Entertainers: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Government stating in February 2020 that it aimed to negotiate a Canada-style agreement with the EU; and...

      Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a Government-backed insurance scheme for the live events industry.

      Musicians: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the oral contributions of the Minister for Digital and Culture of 19 January 2021 ., Official Report column...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Apprentices

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

      Employment: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 141983, if he will publish the names of the eight companies currently...

  • Cop26

    • Climate Change Convention

      To ask the President of COP26, whether he has had discussions with the Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change on moving the Intersessional Conference taking place prior to...

    • Climate Change Convention: Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the President of COP26, whether he will make arrangements with the Leader of the House for the President of COP26 to answer (a) written and (b) oral parliamentary questions.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Manufactured Goods: Disability

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what plans the Government has to remove the Equality Act 2010 exemption on manufactured goods to ensure that products must be accessible for disabled...

  • Department for Transport

    • Bridges: Demolition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Highways England's plans to use emergency powers to infill or demolish unused bridges without (1) seeking planning permission, or...

    • Hihg Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 18 December (HL11112), why a tunnel cannot be granted at Wendover for HS2 using a Transport and...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Bromford

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the current cost of the tunnel proposal at Bromford on HS2 Phase One; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the...

      Borders: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a negative result to a COVID-19 lateral flow test undertaken by the NHS presented to Border Force is sufficient evidence that the bearer is (1) not...

      Entertainers: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the haulage and cabotage rules in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement do not prevent multi-country touring...

      Cabotage: Exemptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to negotiate with the EU an exemption from cabotage rules for the movement of goods, including those subject to an ATA carnet, on the basis of...

      Ports: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate (1) Holyhead Port, (2) Pembroke Dock, and (3) Fishguard Port, for any local economic decline because of a...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Self-employed: Advisory Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide (1) financial advisory, and (2) specific mental health, services to people who are self-employed.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 21 January (HL11869), with which companies they have entered into any contracts relating to the production of...

      Carillion: Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Carillion's financial liabilities, including retentions, to its supply chain and other creditors at the time of its...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include indirect non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation, such as climate forcing caused by condensation trails, in the UK's Emissions...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a body similar to InterTradeIreland to promote (1) free trade, and (2) business links, between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Hotels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what care the NHS provides to patients discharged from hospitals to hotels whilst recovering from COVID-19; and how many NHS staff are providing that support.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise early years staff for vaccinations against COVID-19.

    • Remote Education: Computers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many laptops have been delivered to students for the purposes of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic; what was the cost of those laptops; and what...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the gap between funding rates and delivery costs for early years providers.

      Students: Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to students who have to continue paying for their university accommodation but cannot live there due to the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 23 December 2020 (HL11501), what is the parent court for each Nightingale court; and what was (1)...

    • Prisoners: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the briefing by Women in Prison, A national plan for tackling coronavirus in prisons, published on 21 January, what plans they have (1) to reduce the...

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 4 January (HL11555), (1) how much funding has been made available from the budget of the...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 23 December 2020 (HL11500), how they assess the (1) effectiveness, and (2) value for money, of...

      Courts: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) County Courts, (2) Family Courts, (3) magistrates' courts, and (4) youth courts, have been closed since 2015; and for each such closure, how many (a)...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Overseas Companies: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the issues being encountered by those companies being advised by the Department for International Trade to register within the EU...

    • Trade Promotion: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to list all current appointments to the Trade Envoy Programme, detailing for each individual (1) the date of their appointment, (2) the countries to which they are...

      Trade Agreements: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use free trade agreements as a means of furthering climate change objectives; and what examples they can provide of having done so in...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 18 March 2020 (HL2250), whether they will now answer the question put, namely when they intend to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Developing Countries: Malnutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of the end of their funding under the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2013 commitments on malnutrition in...

    • Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks made by Anthony Blinken, the nominee for Secretary of State of the United States of America, on 19 January...

      Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Oxfam The Inequality Virus, published on 25 January, what assessment they have made of the implications for UK public policy of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to urge G7 countries (1) to spread awareness of, and (2) to increase technical assistance regarding, new ways of addressing climate change,...

      Developing Countries: Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they (1) are providing, or (2) intend to provide, technical assistance to any oil-rich less economically developed country in order for any such...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are discussing climate and environment issues with any less economically developed country with the aim of increasing any such country's...

      Ahmed Erekat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights to the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, sent on 19...

      Jerusalem: Walls and Fences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel has approved a project to build new sections of a wall to the north and east of Aizarya.

      Gaza: Hospitals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 January (HL11788), whether they consider the reported bombing of a paediatric hospital in...

      West Bank: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the only school in Al-Maleh has been demolished by the government of Israel; and what steps they plan to take to...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty rates in the global south.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Israel, (2) the government of the United Arab Emirates, and (3) the government of Bahrain, about their...

      Iran: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for stability in the Middle East of the government of Iran's intention (1) to enrich uranium up to 20 per cent...

      Hong Kong: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Parliament's (1) adoption of an urgent resolution on 'the crackdown on the democratic opposition in Hong...

      Yemen: Ansar Allah

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of the United States about the impact on the food and health situation for the people of Yemen of the...

      Developing Countries: Charities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund local charities in (1) developing, and (2) conflict, countries.

      Overseas Aid: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether diplomatic posts overseas are able to apply to provide funding for (1) local charities and (2) NGOs; and whether there is a maximum time limit on any such...

      Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda about the detention of Bobi Wine.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken since November 2020 to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for those living in the global south.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of damage and looting as a result of a military offensive by the government of Ethiopia in the diocese of Adigrat in Tigray.

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the EU on shared global development priorities.

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems in sub-Saharan Africa since November 2020.

      Kenya: Somalia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia.

      Ghana: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current (1) political, and (2) economic, situation in Ghana.

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce sanctions on members of the Burmese military linked to human rights abuses and the recent coup d’état in Myanmar.

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the coup d’état which took place in Myanmar on 1 February, and (2) its potential impact on (a) the rights of...

      Myanmar: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to provide humanitarian support for people who have been internally displaced from Shan State in Myanmar due to the expansion of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fish: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the fishers on the distant fishing fleet are eligible for the financial support for fishing businesses that export to the EU, announced on 19 January.

    • Neonicotinoids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 14 January (HL Deb, cols 874–7), what plans they have to publish (1) the full application...

      Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) availability, and (2) efficacy, of sustainable alternatives to the plastic tube tree guards that are used for planting...

      Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the distant fishing fleet can continue to operate.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to bring forward legislation to increase penalties for animal cruelty.

      Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Climate Change Committee Sixth Carbon Budget, published on 9 December 2020, what plans they have to plant 440,000 hectares of...

      Animals: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any hauliers carrying live exports of animals have been held up at the UK borders as a result of the UK's departure from the EU; and what welfare...

      Tree Planting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming England Tree Strategy will include support for rewilding schemes based on natural regeneration in appropriate areas.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL11926), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many non-visa...

    • Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers housed in the disused army barracks in (1) Penally, and (2) Kent; what particular...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to amend Home Office guidance "so that only enrolled deed polls (through the Royal Courts of Justice) are accepted as a proof of name change", as...

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement: Advisory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for establishing the domestic advisory group or groups described in Article INST.7 of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement

    • Dover Port: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 20 January (HL11829), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, whether they have (1) received any...

      Election Offences: Leaflets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to prevent political parties and election candidates from issuing leaflets that pretend to be documents from official...

      Elections: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the costs related to holding the elections on 6 May, including the additional costs of measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, will be...

      Honours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 19 January (HL11722), which data they hold on nominations for honours; what plans they have to publish those data;...

      Census: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) assessment they have made of, and (2) discussions they have had with the Office for National Statistics about, the reasons behind the decision...

  • Treasury

    • China: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates meetings between the Treasury and any representative of the government of China have taken place since January 2020; who participated in those...

    • Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact on business (1) lending, and (2) cashflow, of the extension of secondary preferential creditor status to...

      Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend COVID-19 financial support to home-based, self-employed travel agents without a rateable property.

      Gambling: Excise Duties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to undertake the five-year review of remote gaming duty set out in the 2014 HMRC draft note on Remote Gambling Taxation Reform.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the transitional relief arrangements established for the 2017 business rates revaluation will be amended for the coming rate year in order for businesses...

      Gambling: Tax Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of corporation tax that has been avoided by online gambling companies which operate in the UK since the...

      Insolvency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the impact of the extension of secondary preferential creditor on levels of (1) business insolvencies, (2) job losses, and (3) the...

      Customs: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that their target of employing the additional customs agents required for the UK’s departure from the EU has not been met, what plans...

      Exports: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of export levies resulting from the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the number of job losses in the UK.

      Agriculture: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total funding package they are providing to support Scottish agriculture in the 2021/22 financial year; and which historic funding streams any...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which their levelling-up agenda will require measures to reduce growth in (1) London, and (2) the South East,...

      Prudential Regulation Authority: Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to authorise the Prudential Regulation Authority to carry out stress tests on the adequacy of capital at (1) hedge funds, and (2)...

      Ports: Customs Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on ports, how many customs officers are employed at each such port in the UK; how many...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Ofcom: Public Appointments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to seek an assurance from appointees for the Chair of Ofcom that they are committed to the future of public service broadcasting...

    • Gambling: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the levels of problem gambling among women.

      Gambling: Video Games

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 22 January (HL11976), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, whether (1) secondary, or (2)...

      Social Media: Racial Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to have with social media companies about racist abuse of Premier League football players on social media platforms.

  • Cop26

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