Written answers

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools in Harlow have received funding from the (a) Condition Improvement Fund scheme and (b) £560 million of capital funding for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the resources available to vaccine manufacturers seeking to keep...

    • Conditions of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his policy is on employers insisting that employees receive a covid-19 vaccination to (a) remain employed and (b)...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the rules on shared parental leave have to be legally the same for men and women working at the same company.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps the Government has taken to ensure that couples sign up to the Shared Parental Leave scheme.

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of shared parental leave is currently taken by the male partner in heterosexual couples.

      Additional Restrictions Grant: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding under the Additional Restrictions Grant has been allocated to Harlow Council.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been made of the effect the number of guests allowed to attend weddings when the sector reopens...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of Ofgem’s proposed reforms to network charging...

      Ofgem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Energy White Paper, on what date his Department plans to begin consulting on a Strategy and...

      Warm Home Discount Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that people most adversely affected by the covid-19 pandemic receive the warm home...

      Fracking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the proppant squeeze process is prohibited under the Government's moratorium on fracking in relation to seismic...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on filling vacancies in the social care sector.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to UK Covid-19 Vaccines Delivery Plan published on 11 January 2021, what the timetable is for the use of the mobile model...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the UK's (a) financial and (b) vaccine transfer commitments are to the World Health Organisation’s COVAX programme.

      Coronavirus: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will introduce mass-testing for covid-19 for students that wish to return home for Christmas.

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have undergone gastric bypass surgery to treat type 2 diabetes.

      Mental Illness: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children reported to English A&E departments with a mental health crisis in (a) 2019 and (b) 2020.

      Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 outbreaks there have been in special education schools since the start of 2021.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people successfully reached by the Isolation Assurance Service.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he publish a comparative estimate of the contribution of (a) personal care settings such as hair and beauty salons, barbershops and in...

      Sodium Valproate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review report First Do No Harm, if he will make an assessment of...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the public health guidance underpinning the decision to close (a) leisure centres and gyms, (b) casinos and betting...

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support families and individuals who have lost a loved one to covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what scientific evidence the Government has received on the effect of casinos on the transmission of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the number of covid-19 cases linked directly to gyms in the Liverpool City Region area.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the criteria is for an area to given a Tier 4 covid-19 lockdown designation.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of covid-19 transmission rates by sectors of employment.

      Coronavirus: Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the covid-19 lockdown rules that allow children to move between households in the UK in order to see their parents,...

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the scientific advice he received on closing gyms in tier 3 covid-19 areas.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 July 2020 to Question 73681 on specialist treatment centres for victims of the vaginal mesh scandal, if he...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what impact assessment has been undertaken on the potential effect of the tier 3 covid-19 restrictions on the transmission of covid-19 in...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence there is that lockdowns reduce the transmission of covid-19.

      Mental Health Services: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish statistics on the number of A&E attendances for mental health reasons in each month since March 2020.

      Primary Health Care: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of publishing an evaluation of the benefits of wing-based primary care in prisons,...

      Coronavirus: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risks to tradespeople working in other people's homes of contracting covid-19; and if he will make a...

      Coronavirus: Funerals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps funeral directors need to take to remain compliant with the law on mourner limits when helping families organise funerals, in...

      Eating Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2021 to Question 137278, what plans he has to publish implementation learnings from the eight sites...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to statistics on alcohol and drug treatment in secure settings 2019 to 2020, published on 28 January 2021, what assessment...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking support the (a) Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority and (b) other relevant...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the prevalence of (a) speech, language and communication needs and (b) dysphagia among adults...

      Telecommunications Systems: Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of personal alarm pendants used by elderly and vulnerable people that will be...

      National Cancer Screening Programmes in England Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish an implementation plan for Prof. Sir Mike Richards' review of NHS diagnostics capacity.

      Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much the NHS spent on purchasing healthcare from non-NHS providers in Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many children's medical procedures in England have been cancelled in each month since March 2019 by (a) NHS Trust and (b) Clinical...

      Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the number of non-urgent operations cancelled during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support long-term research studies on covid-19 immunity.

      Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many social care workers have died from covid-19 (a) in total and (b) since 1 January 2021.

      Supported Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department taking to ensure that lateral flow testing is rolled out to visitors to supported living settings.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care homes have experienced outbreaks of covid-19 in each week since the start of the outbreak.

      Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism have the right care and support...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to allow the resumption of close contact care home visits; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Homes: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy for staff in care home settings to wear medical grade personal protective equipment of the standard...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure home care staff are able to access regular covid-19 testing.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) availability of covid-19 testing for home care staff, including (i) priority access to PCR testing...

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Government's care home visitor key worker scheme, whether visitors are planned to receive the same (a) access to...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UN commission announced in 2016 on the situation in Guerguerat, Western Sahara issued a report.

    • Western Sahara: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer to Question 142046, on Western Sahara: Trade Agreements, whether the EU (a) consulted the...

      South Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that elections in South Sudan take place in line with the timetable outlined in...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to (a) regional leaders in east and central Africa, (b) the African Union and...

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK's aid programme to South Sudan in supporting democratic...

      South Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken to help ensure that free and fair elections can take place in South Sudan in...

      South Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on (a) improving the security situation in South...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates' Courts: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to ensure that magistrates' courts are based in town centres.

    • Offenders and Prisoners: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment has been made of the adequacy of support for problem gamblers serving (a) custodial and (b) suspended sentences.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to statistics on alcohol and drug treatment in secure settings 2019 to 2020, published on 28 January 2021, if he will make an assessment...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to publish the delayed Proven reoffending statistics: January to March 2019.

      Prisoners: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to reduce and prevent (a) radicalisation and (b) extremism in prisons.

      Prisons: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of sexual assault incidents taking place in prisons.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to discourage or prohibit edge of town or out of town development.

    • Construction: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) health and (b) well-being of residents of the continued...

      Home Ownership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to promote home ownership.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to implement his policy of placing beauty at the heart of the built environment.

      Harlow Council: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the uplift in core funding is for Harlow Council in 2020-21 and 2021-22.

      Planning: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to rejuvenate town centres.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure Natural England has adequate resources to assess applications to the...

    • Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many and what proportion of Sites of Special Scientific Interest have not received an assessment by Natural England in...

      Sewage: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February to Question 141594 on Sewage, what assessment has he made of the implications of going...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to review the effect of (a) sport and leisure and (b) other activities on European protected sites; and...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to stop horse tethering in dangerous locations.

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what new powers he plans to afford to local authorities under changes to the local air quality management framework in the...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to avian influenza, what steps he has taken to ensure gamebird breeders (a) register captive gamebird flocks...

      Nappies: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will introduce minimum environmental standards for reusable nappies.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Compliance Certificates have been issued under paragraph 5 of Schedule 4 to the Environmental Civil Sanctions...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many times Natural England has used the statutory powers provided by (a) Management Schemes under section 28J of the...

      Zoo Animals Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the oral contribution of the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on 8...

      Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Parks: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to appointments of new members to England's National Park Authorities and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty...

  • Home Office

    • Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of the correlation between rates of problem gambling and levels of (a) acquisitive and (b) violent crime.

    • Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many sexual offences were committed against minors in each of the last five years.

      Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people suffering from a gambling disorder who have come into contact with the criminal...

      Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing (a) per play limits, (b) daily deposit limits and (c) other...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of EU citizens still to apply for settled status; and if she will make a statement.

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle dog theft.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of trends in the level of reported burglaries in (a) the London borough of Barnet and (b) England.

      Police: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers have been employed in Harlow in each year since the financial year 2018-19.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure that disabled people living in buildings with dangerous cladding have a Personal...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cabinet Office: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, who was on the selection panel for the appointment of (a) Paul Willmott as Chair of the Central Digital and...

  • Treasury

    • Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce additional specific measures to compensate for directors' of limited companies loss of earnings during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Revenue and Customs: Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that local tax offices are based in town centres.

      Local Press: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend Business Rates Relief to local news publishers.

      Coronavirus: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people with trading profits of over £50,000 per annum and therefore ineligible for support from the...

      Advertising: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing tax credits to encourage advertisers to use UK media.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much in interest payments on Time to Pay arrangements has been (a) billed, (b) recovered and (c) sent to debt collection agencies by his Department...

      National Insurance: Cost of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the increased national insurance threshold on the cost of living for residents of (a) Harlow constituency and...

      Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he plans to extend the customs exemption period beyond the deadline of 31 March 2021 for goods entering into Northern Ireland via Great Britain.

      UK Trade with EU: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the economic effect on British importers of VAT charges on imported goods from the EU.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Local Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what information his Department holds on the effect of reduced advertising revenues during the covid-19 outbreak on local...

    • Local Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment has he made of the effect of (a) suspension and (b) permanent closure of local newspapers during the...

      Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the findings of the Jack Petchey report entitled, Shaping our Future -...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many new libraries have been opened in the last five years.

      Social Media: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of advising Ofcom as the Government’s intended social media...

      National League: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the £10 million grant to National League clubs in steps 4-6 in supporting...

      Press: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to introduce sector-specific financial support for (a) public interest journalism and (b) local newspapers...

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to measure Intangible Cultural Heritage.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Unfair Dismissal: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of increased vulnerability of BAME individuals to unfair employment dismissals; and what plans they have to strengthen...

    • Summertime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend British Summer Time; and what assessment they have made of the impact of any such extension on (1) energy consumption,...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that ceasing to use fossil fuels would have on (1) controlling climate change, and (2) preventing the extinction of...

      Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of applications to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme received before that scheme was closed to new applications on 11 January.

      Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications were received from schools for the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme; and what was the value of any such applications.

      Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide funding to organisations which were unsuccessful in their application to the Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many builders have been (1) accredited for, and (2) turned down for accreditation by, the Green Homes Grant Scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for the Green Homes Grant scheme have been turned down by International Climate Finance because they were unable to verify the identity of...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to set a target for eliminating the use of fossil fuels by the UK; and if not, why not.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Nottinghamshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been tested for COVID-19 in Nottinghamshire since the announcement of mass COVID-19 testing in that county.

    • NHS Test and Trace: Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish the memorandum of understanding between the Department of Health and Social Care and the National Police Chiefs Council, which allows...

      Liothyronine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in reducing the price charged for Liothyronine (T3).

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of research being undertaken into the (1) prevention, and (2) treatment, of brain tumours.

      Contraceptives: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) costs, and (2) benefits, of providing women with post-delivery contraception; and what plans they have to include such...

      Gambling: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have commissioned into the most common pathways to gambling disorder for women.

      Coronavirus: Vitamin D

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they are (1) undertaking, or (2) supporting, into (a) the use, and (b) the benefits, of taking vitamin D supplements to help people who are...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what treatments are available for women affected by gambling addiction; and what assessment have they made, if any, of the percentage of women gamblers receiving...

      Infectious Diseases: Livestock Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of novel infectious diseases in humans that have resulted from industrial animal farming practices over the past...

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to maintain the stability of the teacher supply in the Initial Teacher Training system, and (2) to uphold the quality of teacher education.

    • Teachers and Universities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the link between (1) teachers' professional preparation, (2) the autonomy of universities as independent institutions, and (3) the...

      Remote Education: Broadband and Computers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted a survey to ascertain how many school pupils do not have access to (1) a computer, laptop or tablet, and (2) home broadband; and if...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to have the Initial Teacher Training Core Content Framework (1) fully implemented, and (2) tested; and whether that Framework will be independently...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to record, and (2) to report, on the (a) housing outcomes, and (b) homelessness figures, of female prison leavers as part of the...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to retain a hybrid system of virtual and physical attendance at local council meetings, including meetings of council committees and full...

    • Equality: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement the undertakings they made in their response to the House of Commons' Women and Equalities Committee report Tackling...

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the prospectus for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Devolution: White Papers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their devolution white paper.

      Construction: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of labour shortages in the construction industry on (1) their plans to support house building; and (2) costs in the...

      Coal: Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not call in the plans for an inquiry into the new coal mine in Cumbria.

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Britain’s Promise to Remember: The Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission Report, published in January 2015, what progress they...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their report Britain’s Promise to Remember: The Prime Minister’s Holocaust Commission Report, published in January 2015, what progress they...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) consultation, and (2) site comparison, they undertook in relation to the proposed National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre between 13 January 2016...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bivalve Molluscs: Imports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they plan to make to the EU, if any, to remove its ban on the import of live molluscs from the UK.

    • Environment Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement of delays to the consideration of the Environment Bill, what assessment they have made of the impact on the proposed deadline of 31...

      Zoonoses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any correlation between the conditions in which livestock used for meat are kept and the emergence of novel zoonotic diseases.

      Environmental Land Management Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that farmers involved in the Environmental Land Management Scheme are adequately compensated for the impact of introducing...

      Zoonoses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any trend in the number of novel zoonotic diseases that have occurred over the past 30 years; and what steps, if any, they intend...

      Water Abstraction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the abstraction of high flow water to reduce the amount of surplus rainwater being wasted.

  • Home Office

    • George Taylor

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any representations over the past 30 years in relation to the death of George Taylor following a bomb explosion in...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Tristan Da Cunha: EU External Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the government of Tristan da Cunha in any future negotiations for a trade agreement with the EU.

    • St Helena: EU External Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support the government of Saint Helena in any future negotiations to secure market access for the export of (1) fish, and (2) coffee...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by the Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) on 28 January (HL Deb col 1804), whether the Minister for the Constitution and...

  • Treasury

    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Bank Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the end of the transition period for the UK's departure from the EU, what steps have they taken to review the terms and conditions of the EU...

    • Social Security Benefits: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to put in place a rebate system for employers resident in the UK and workers from EU countries that chose not to join the EU–UK Social...

      Musical Instruments: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) customs declarations are, or (2) an ATA Carnet is, required for the movement of musical instruments and equipment between Great Britain and Northern...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Performing Arts: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on gender equality within the performing arts sector.

    • Betting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to consider, and (2) to publish, an impact assessment on industries interlinked with the UK betting sector before implementing the...

      Social Media: Racial Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the way in which social media companies deal with racist abuse directed at footballers.

      Social Media: Racial Harassment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cooperation of social media companies with the police on incidents of online racist abuse.

      Entertainers: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the changes to the level of mobility and bureaucracy for touring performers, what plans they have...

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