Written answers

Monday, 22 February 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Taxis: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to introduce mandatory disability equality training for taxi and private hire vehicle drivers.

    • Buses and Taxis: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of non-recirculation mode for air conditioning in buses and taxis during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his Department's timeframe is for the publication of the Transport Decarbonisation Plan.

      Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he estimates the 800 zero-emission buses, for which funding was announced in the 2020 Spending Review, will be (a) ordered and (b) in use.

      Public Transport: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps are being taken to promote the availability of hand sanitiser in buses, taxis and other modes of public transport.

      Department for Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what (a) policies and (b) grant and funding programmes his Department has introduced to provide support to individuals and organisations in response...

      Electric Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that there are adequate charging facilities for electric vehicles in rural areas.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on public safety of the increased charging of electrical vehicles as the number of EVs in the UK...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compulsory Purchase

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Compulsory Purchase Notices have been issued in relation to Phase 1 of High Speed Two; and what estimate he has made of the number that are...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the (a) total costs incurred to date and (b) total expenditure required for land and property acquisition in relation to...

      Freight: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what advice he is issuing to UK haulage firms on setting up EU offices following the introduction of new haulage restrictions in the EU–UK Trade...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many claimants have been compensated by HS2 Ltd in relation to land and property interests affected by the route of Phase 1 of High Speed Two; and...

      Cabotage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment the Government has made of the effect of cabotage rules on the number of UK based music concert haulage vehicles.

      Bridges: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bridges in the London region are substandard; and what assessment he has made of the economic effect of the reduced carrying capacity of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what area of land has been acquired to date by HS2 Ltd for purposes connected to Phase 1 of High Speed Two; and what estimate has been made of the...

      Taxis: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of classifying taxi drivers as key workers.

      Railways: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce a railcard for essential workers for the duration of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Jamaica: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to recommence direct flights to Jamaica on health and compassionate grounds.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of requiring the Rail Delivery Group to extend the period of use of railcards in response to the...

      Merchant Shipping: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the new covid-19 travel restrictions and requirements on people arriving in the UK announced by the Government in February 2021,...

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the extent to which the objectives of the 2017 Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy to (a) increase cycling and...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with officials of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency on the (a) conclusions and (b) recommendations of the World...

      Blue Badge Scheme: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made trends in the level Blue Badge theft from vehicles; and what steps he is taking to tackle that theft.

      Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on trends in the levels of seafarers' hours of work and rest; and what steps...

      Infrastructure: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to proposed Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects relating to his Department, in respect of how many of those projects the...

      Merchant Shipping: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to review the adequacy of the enforcement of the Merchant Shipping (Maritime Labour Convention) (Hours of Work) Regulations 2018...

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of changes to (a) volumes and (b) patterns of (i) intercity and (ii) commuter rail travel as the UK emerges...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to monitor international covid-19 vaccination programmes in countries that supply seafarer labour to the UK shipping industry.

      Railways: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) (i) age profile and (ii) adequacy of the supply of skilled workers and (b) potential merits of policies...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Neptune Declaration on Seafarer Wellbeing and Crew Change; and whether it is still his policy...

      Shipping: Crew

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many flights have been chartered by the shipping industry (a) to and (b) from UK airports in each month since 20 March 2020 to date to facilitate...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government (a) is undertaking internationally and (b) will take at COP26 to achieve net zero-emission aviation by 2050.

      Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he plans to take to support Eurostar during the covid-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to expand the UK's supercomputer capabilities.

    • OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has plans to encourage OneWeb to move the manufacturing of its satellites from the US to the UK.

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department has allocated for (a) further investment in OneWeb and (b) any other activity relating to...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department’s press release of 3 July 2020 announcing its investment in OneWeb, what...

      OneWeb: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department’s press release of 3 July 2020 announcing its investment in OneWeb, how many...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much further investment in OneWeb his Department estimates will be made by Bharti Global Ltd in (a) the next 12...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department’s press release of 3 July 2020 announcing its investment in OneWeb, what...

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and how much it...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many disused coal tips there are in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the Mines and Quarries Act 1969 for securing disused coal tips in...

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the cost of securing disused coal tips in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homeowners (a) have applied for vouchers under the Green Homes Grant scheme and (b) are on the waiting list...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what allocation of funding has been made under the Green Homes Grant scheme by region.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how long it is taking on average for a homeowner to receive a voucher under the Green Homes Grant scheme after making...

      Amazon: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make a comparative assessment of Amazon policies on workers' rights in the (a) US and (b) UK.

      Measurement: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of products that will need to undertake the EC to UK CA transition for weights...

      National Measurement Office: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many employees work for the National Measurement Office.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many responses his Department received to its consultation on Aligning UK international support for the clean...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many and what proportion of the responses to his Department's consultation on Aligning UK international support for...

      Small Businesses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of small businesses that have closed in (a) Coventry North East constituency,...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the financial support required by the wedding industry to support its...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the wedding sector and its supply chain on sector re-opening timelines during the...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide additional financial support to the wedding industry.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is planning to take to help increase the turnover of hospitality businesses once the covid-19...

      Disinfectants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of disinfectant products that are marketed and sold in the UK that...

      Employment: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of employment in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b)...

      Fuel Poverty: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of fuel poverty in (a) Coventry North East...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what sanctions have been agreed within the contract to ICF for failure to meet performance indicators as part of...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether management of the new £320m Green Homes Grant scheme for the financial year 2021-2022 will be put out to...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of the £2 billion of funding allocated to the Green Homes Grant scheme he plans to spend by the...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the deadline for delivery of the Green Homes Grant...

      Buses: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support bus manufacturing in the UK; and when he or his Ministerial team last met with...

      Batteries: Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with private developers on proposals to build a battery factory in (a) Wales and (b)...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to (a) start the (i) CBILS 12-month interest free period and (ii) capital repayment...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department will take to ensure the electricity network in (a) rural and (b) other areas is able to meet...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to £1 billion of funding set out under Point 7: Greener Buildings of the Government's Ten Point...

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment has been carried out with regards to the need for additional and continuing support for the hospitality...

      Clean Steel Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress he has made on implementing the Clean Steel Fund.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to question 148670, if he will publish the individual performance indicators in each of those four major areas...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with (a) publicans, (b) breweries and (c) associated trade bodies on the effect of...

      Hinkley Point C Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2021 to Question 144728, what the revised generation date is for Hinkley Point C...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many complaints his Department has received on Green Deal plans sold by Home Energy & Lifestyle Management Ltd...

      Green Deal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many times (a) he and (b) his predecessors have used the power as outlined under Part 9 of the Green Deal...

      Termination of Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he bring forward proposals to ban employers dismissing workers on medical grounds where an employee is waiting for a...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether there will be a regionalisation to the awarding of contracts for difference in the fourth auction later in 2021.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made has he made of the effect of transmission charges on the pricing of contract for...

      National Minimum Wage (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to consult trade unions and other stakeholders on the draft guidance for industry on the National Minimum...

      Arbitration: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the commercial arbitration system is obliged to ensure that crimes identified during hearings are raised with...

      Arbitration: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making commercial arbitration procedures and...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of prioritising foster carers in the covid-19 vaccine rollout.

    • Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding by Healthwatch England in the update to its report on Dentistry and the impact of covid-19 dated 8 February...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on the prioritisation of the covid-19 vaccination...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received from mental health charities on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) people with mental health...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of mental health service provision in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Intelling: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contractual penalties are in place to ensure that clinical contact tracers working for Intelling follow NHS guidance on personal...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how young people aged 16-18 in priority groups 4 or 6 are being supported to take-up the covid-19 vaccine; and what proportion of young...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to identify people with (a) learning disabilities and (b) severe mental illness who are in each of the current...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people in priority groups 1 to 4 with (a) learning disabilities and (b) severe mental illness are...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of covid-19 vaccine uptake rates among people in priority groups 1 to 4 with (a) learning disabilities and (b)...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the hotel covid-19 quarantine policy only applies to people travelling from 33 countries.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect that introducing a hotel quarantine policy at the outset of the covid-19...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of its ability to reduce the number of people coming into the UK from the current figure of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of placing food processing staff in same priority group for the covid-19 vaccine as...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising jurors for the covid-19 vaccine in advance of scheduled jury service.

      Coronavirus: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing free state-funded covid-19 testing sites in all major UK airports.

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) prisoners and (b) prison officers have been vaccinated against covid-19 as at 9 February 2021.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) NHS England on prioritisation of workers at managed quarantine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of vaccine passports.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what immediate plans he has to monitor the effectiveness of different covid-19 vaccines in different age groups.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to remove barriers to people with a learning disability accessing the covid-19 vaccination.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) epidemiological data and (b) formula used by the Government to determine the designation of (a) Tanzania, (b)...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the (a) epidemiological data and (b) formula used by the Government to determine which countries are placed on the red...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his guidance is on the covid-19 vaccine for people with a terminal diagnosis.

      Heart Diseases: St Helens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many heart (a) operations and (b) procedures were performed in each year since 2010 across the St Helens Clinical Commissioning Group...

      Health Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how long he plans to continue to provide free personal protective equipment (PPE) to CQC registered settings; and whether he has made an...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Vitamins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the length of the shelf life of Healthy Start vitamin supplies containing three...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to tackle (a) age and (b) socio-economic inequalities in alcohol treatment service provision.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the recommendations for service provision presented in...

      Dental Services: Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 138005, on Dental Services: Mothers, what estimate his Department has made of the...

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 23 October 2020 to Question 99072, for what reason the Food Standards Agency has banned the conduction of remote...

      Coronavirus: Hydroxychloroquine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's policy is on the use of hydroxychloroquine as a means of preventing and treating covid-19; and if he will make a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in the financial years (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) people over the age of 80 and (b) frontline health and social care staff have received the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the role of Clinical Commissioning Groups will be in the nationwide roll out of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care home (a) residents and (b) staff in England have received the (i) first and (ii) second dose of the covid-19 vaccine.

      NHS: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, in what circumstances NHS patient information is transferred outside of the NHS; what the protocols are for the transfer of such (a)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish statistics on the uptake of the covid-19 vaccine by care home staff.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on UK citizens studying for their degree as full time students abroad during the covid-19 pandemic; whether students...

      Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on reducing the number of people with a learning disability and autism in inpatient settings.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide an update on implementing the recommendations from the Joint Committee on Human Rights report, The Government's...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, by what date he is planning for all care home staff in England to have been vaccinated; and how many of those staff have been vaccinated...

      Coronavirus: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 on people’s communication, voice and swallowing.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria the Government used to determine which (a) professions and (b) services would be allowed to operate during the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that hotel staff in the hotels used for covid-19 quarantine measures are kept safe.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the hotel capacity available for quarantine purposes.

      Medical Detection Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what formal process the Government used to award funding to the Medical Detection Dogs charity as part of the covid-19 response.

      Medical Detection Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a formal application was made for funding awarded by the Government to the Medical Detection Dogs charity as part of the covid-19...

      Medical Detection Dogs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether a formal application was made for funding awarded by the Government to the Medical Detection Dogs charity as part of the covid-19...

      Medical Records: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people's health data can be shared with non-health authorities without consent during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out a timetable for the re-introduction of close contact care home visits in England.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will update Public Health England guidance on personal protective equipment in response to (a) the new more transmissible strains...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what research his Department has (a) completed and (b) planned on the use of new technologies as part of the cervical cancer screening...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS staffing data published on 11 February 2021 stating that there are 41,175 covid-19 related absences of staff, what...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to raise public awareness of exemptions from the requirement to wear coverings in public places during the...

      Care Homes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of (a) private and (b) local authority run care homes have benefited from weekly testing for care home staff in Birmingham.

      Coronavirus: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure the results of covid-19 tests administered in Slough are received within 24 hours.

      Multiple Sclerosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the access of multiple sclerosis patients to critical healthcare...

      Nurses: Vacancies

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

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2021 to Question 126867 on Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne, what the evidential basis is for...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans for (a) national public-health campaigns to increase knowledge and awareness of the impact of drinking and (b)...

      NHS Direct and NHS 111: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many NHS Direct calls were unanswered in Yorkshire and the Humber region in 2010; and how many NHS 111 calls were unanswered in...

      Pregnancy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to monitor the number of confirmed covid-19 cases in women who are pregnant.

      Cardiovascular System: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional financial support he is providing to the NHS to tackle the adverse effects of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) detection...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to create a cross-departmental strategy on tackling health inequalities.

      General Practitioners: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many GPs per 1,000 patients there were in Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is an inter-ministerial group with a remit of reducing health inequalities.

      Heart Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the time period required to clear the backlog of cases of (a) heart surgery and (b) other procedures delated...

      NHS: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the capacity of the NHS to tackle the backlog of patients on long waiting lists after the...

      Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the consumption of foods that are designated high in fat, salt or sugar over the last 18 months.

      Coronavirus: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps to ensure that specialist running shops are included in the first wave of retail businesses allowed to reopen when...

      Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the proportion of foods that are high in fat, salt or sugar that are consumed (a) in home and...

      Take-away Food: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his (a) obesity strategy and (b) plans for the restriction of advertising and...

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 December 2020 to Question 119401, on Protective Clothing: Procurement, if he will publish the number of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to encourage take-up of the covid-19 vaccine among the clinically extremely vulnerable groups.

      Surgery: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support elderly people to book appointments for covid-19 vaccination (a) online, (b) on the phone...

  • Wales Office

    • Electric Vehicles: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he is having with the Secretary of State for Transport on providing additional charging facilities for electric vehicles in Wales.

    • Electric Vehicles: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what plans his Office has to assist the Welsh Government with the rollout of electric vehicle infrastructure in Wales.

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effects on levels of child poverty in (a) Newport West and (b) Wales of removing the £20 uplift...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      What steps he is taking to help ensure the adequacy of future funding for local authorities whose student populations will be reduced for Census 2021 during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Buildings: Insulation

      What steps he is taking to protect leaseholders from the costs of remediating buildings from unsafe cladding.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      What progress he has made on the Shared Prosperity Fund.

      Social Rented Housing: Carbon Emissions

      What support he is providing to social housing providers to help meet the net zero emissions target by 2050.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the funding allocated to local authorities to make discretionary payments to people needing to self-isolate...

      Public Health: Finance

      What discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of public health grants for 2021-22.

      Buildings: Repairs and Maintenance

      What steps he is taking to protect leaseholders from the costs of remediating dangerous buildings.

      Question

      What steps he is taking to ensure that all residential buildings with unsafe cladding are remediated.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support local authorities during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Leasehold: Fire Prevention

      What steps he is taking to support leaseholders in buildings under 18 metres in height that require fire safety remediation works.

      Question

      If he will amend planning guidance to ensure that a full assessment of the capacity of the existing local drainage system is carried out before work can begin on developments; and if he will make...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to enable the extension of virtual participation for (a) local authorities and (b) mayoral combined...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement of 10 February 2021, Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with...

      Parish Councils: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling (a) permanent virtual participation and (b)...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 10 February 2021, Official Report, Column 329 on Building Safety, whether the...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made on the financial effect on Council and Housing Associations of the costs of (a)...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of unsafe cladding on the value of flats bought under the Help to Buy scheme...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure that leaseholders do not pay for the (a) remediation of non-cladding fire safety issues in...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues in the Department of Health and Social Care on the mental health...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his announcement of 11 February 2021, Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the building safety fund registration statistics, how many of the buildings that have been approved...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) maximum cost of remediating buildings between 11 and 18m with...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that all future new build houses have electric car charging points installed during...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to mitigate the potential effect on Gypsies and Travellers of the Home Office proposals...

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to answer Question 141605 tabled by the hon. Member for Weaver Vale on 21 January 2021.

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the environmental effect of opening a new coal mine at the Woodhouse Colliery near...

      Woodhouse Colliery: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made on the suitability of the coal that would be mined from the Woodhouse Colliery near...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Government's proposed loan scheme for the removal of unsafe cladding on buildings 18 meters or...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 10 February 2021 on Building Safety, what estimate he has made of the number...

      High Rise Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 10 February 2021 on Building Safety, whether the new levy on developers will...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his oral statement of 10 February 2021 on Building Safety, whether the guidance agreed with UK...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support leaseholders in blocks with a B1 EWS1 certificate; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he first discussed the proposed developers levy with the Welsh Government and how that levy will apply to Wales.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 15 December 2020 to Question 126087 and the Answer of 22 January 2021 to Question 137988,...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of homeless rough sleepers in (a) Coventry and (b) England in...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148677, how many and what proportion of people serving an IPP sentence who have previously been...

    • Residential Women's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many residential women’s centres his Department plans to develop; and where those centres will be sited.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions has he had with the Chancellor of Exchequer on the adequacy of current levels of financial support for the prevention of women’s...

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether his Department has allocated additional funding available to preventative services to help reduce incidences of self-harm in prisons during the...

      Deed Poll

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, which organisation has oversight of deed poll name changes; and whether records are stored of enrolled and non-enrolled deed poll name changes.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps family courts take to ensure that children’s wishes are central to decisions made on their lives.

      Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what oversight there is to ensure court and children’s guardians carry out their role effectively and safely.

      Guardianship: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what training court and children’s guardians are required to undertake on identifying, understanding and responding to domestic abuse.

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish a list of (a) criminal legal aid providers and (b) civil legal aid providers as of March 2020.

  • Treasury

    • VAT: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the temporary VAT reduction for the (a) hospitality sector and (b) other sectors that are...

    • Off-payroll Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will delay the introduction of the IR35 changes to 1 April 2022 following the effects on business of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the amount of interest accrued by businesses (a) in total, (b) in deferred VAT payments and (c) in deferred corporation tax...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether eligible individuals will receive a Self-Employment Income Support Scheme payment for February 2021.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what (a) policies and (b) grant and funding programmes his Department has introduced to provide support to individuals and organisations in response to the...

      National Library of Wales: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 147960, on the funding of Public Libraries whether there was a 100 per cent Barnett consequential in...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will issue guidelines to encourage employers in non-essential sectors to use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to furlough those...

      Leisure: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the reduced 5 per cent VAT rate on admission charges to attractions beyond 31 March 2021.

      Hospitality Industry: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the business rates holiday for hospitality businesses to 1 April 2022.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of a targeted extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme for the (a) aviation sector and (b)...

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to progress a directors’ income support scheme package for directors of limited companies.

      Hospitality Industry and Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made a recent assessment of the potential merits of extending the length of time of the operation of the (a) Coronavirus Job Retention...

      Gaming: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include adult gaming centres in the VAT reductions available to the hospitality industry.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward the next grant for the Self-employment Income Support Scheme to assist people who...

      Business: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many businesses received support under the Government’s Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme, which ended on 1 February 2021.

      Hospitality Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will defer the payment of NICs and PAYE for hospitality businesses to the end of 2021 to help support them in the context of covid-19 restrictions.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has plans to provide emergency support for (a) AdLib and Blue Dog staff and (b) other workers who are eligible for furlough and who have been...

      Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish the next National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline as part of the National Infrastructure Strategy.

      Languages: Schools

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to provide specific financial support for language schools which have not been included in the list of eligible business for covid-19...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will announce a long term funding settlement for maintained nursery schools in Budget 2021.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on SMEs of the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Vulture Funds: Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure vulture funds treat customers fairly; and (b) prevent the creation of mortgage prisoners through the sale...

      Child Trust Fund: Learning Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review ease of access arrangements to Child Trust Fund accounts for 18 year olds with learning disabilities.

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much interest has been generated from frozen Libyan assets held in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Post Offices: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the Community Access to Cash Pilots operating in Post Office branches.

      Infrastructure: North of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the level of funding allocated to the North of England from the National Infrastructure Strategy on the...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government's oral statement of 10 February 2021 on Building Safety, what the...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has has made of the potential merits of establishing a Government-backed scheme to support consumers and wedding business in the absence...

      Treasury: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and how much it will be allocated in 2021-212.

      Companies: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it is (a) a regulatory requirement or (b) a bank decision that a company goes into forbearance automatically if it has four quarters of capital...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement of 10 February 2021, Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with multi-billion pound intervention, what the...

      Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many requests his Department has received from the Finance Minister in Northern Ireland to meet to discuss the funding of a pension for victims of the...

      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.

      COP26 Private Finance Hub

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the terms of reference are for the COP26 Private Finance Hub.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Overseas Aid: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many green energy and climate-related projects that were under consideration for Official Development...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department has committed to spend on (a) the Commonwealth Development Corporation, (b) the Global...

      Kurds: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the long-term effect on (a) UK foreign policy and (b) bilateral relations with the...

      Hussein Ayoob and Mohammed Rashid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make urgent representations to the Government of Bahrain for the immediate and unconditional release of...

      Hussein Ayoob and Mohammed Rashid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help secure the release of (a) Mohammed Rashid and (b) Hussein...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with their EU counterparts on the Georg Eckert...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much his Department and its predecessor Department spent on consultants in each of the last 10 years.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to ensure that reductions to the aid budget are co-ordinated in...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking in response to (a) UN General Assembly resolution 73/295 and (b) the judgment...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the UK’s total Official Development Assistance spending on...

      China: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Chinese counterpart on the animal welfare issues associated with the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance will be spent in total in (a) Africa, (b) Asia, (c) Europe and (d) the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance was spent in total in (a) the Sahel, (b) the Western Balkans, (c)...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether consular access to Mr Jagtar Singh Johal was (a) requested by the UK High Commission and (b) granted by...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his Department’s 10 largest bilateral Official Development Assistance programmes (a) were in financial...

      Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff are employed in the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative team; and at what grade each...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of UK’s total Official Development Assistance spending was spent in each sector in 2020.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the legal opinion by Alison...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what total cost to the public purse is of (a) direct and (b) indirect expenditure by his on external legal advice...

      Maldives: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have (i) met and (ii) exchanged correspondence with external...

      Margarita Simonyan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to add Margarita Simonyan to the UK Sanctions list.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 January 2021 to Question 148829 on British Indian Ocean Territory: Navy, what...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how UK Official Development Assistance relating to conflict and stabilisation will be administered in 2021.

      Canada: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to strengthen the relationship between the UK and Canada following the end of the...

      Russia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Russian counterpart on (a) the recent abduction of two gay Chechen men in...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UK plans to use as G7 president to lead global efforts to strengthen primary health care systems.

      Developing Countries: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to end the preventable deaths of mothers, newborn babies and children across...

      Developing Countries: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will use the 2021 Nutrition for Growth summit to emphasise that the UK is committed to reaching over 50...

      Palestinians: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 December 2020 to Question 126811, on Palestinians: Radicalism, what recent assessment...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department has taken to support the one in four countries with ongoing humanitarian crises who are...

      Ukraine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is offering Ukraine to (a) help it tackle and (b) facilitate a recovery from the...

      USA: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with new US Administration on advancing trade union rights in...

      Selahattin Demirtaş

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart regarding the European Court of Human Rights judgment...

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has for extending the time limit for visa free travel for UK citizens within the...

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to increase the UK's financial support for education in the upcoming replenishment of the Global...

      Selahattin Demirtaş

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart regarding the imprisonment of Selahattin Demirta.

      Gibraltar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the Government in Gibraltar to assist their covid-19 recovery.

      South Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK's diplomatic efforts to support nation building...

      Australia: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on temporarily extending visas for UK citizens in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what bases his Department plans to close in Scotland.

    • Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2020 to Question 10756 on Strategic Defence and Security Review: Trade Unions, what consultation has taken place...

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bases his Department had open in Scotland in 1990.

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will take steps to include the armed forces strategic need for roll-on roll-off sealift capacity to 2030 in the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the use of Foreland Shipping Limited’s fleet on the Strategic...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Ratings and (b) Officers have been trained by Foreland Shipping Limited in each year of the current Strategic Sealift contract with his...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what progress has been made on the procurement of new tonnage as part of the Strategic Sealift contract (a) up to and (b) beyond the end of the existing...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) extending and (b) renewing the contract between his Department and Foreland Shipping Limited...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the age of each ship in the Strategic Sealift contract between his Department and Foreland Shipping Limited; and what plans he has to...

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of his Department’s strategic need for roll-on roll-off sealift capacity to 2030.

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the annual payments made by his Department to Foreland Shipping Limited under the terms of the current Strategic Sealift Service...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the 40 most expensive substitute service family accommodation and substitute single living accommodation properties rented out in the last 12...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148829 on British Indian Ocean Territory: Navy, which stated that the UK has a 12 nautical mile...

      Africa: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2021 to Question 149770 on Africa: Armed Forces, if he publish the number of those training places provided by the...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department made of the suitability of the Texan T1 for operations from RAF Y Fali prior to the transfer of basic flying training to...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of Question 148725, on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement, what criteria his Department used to allocate that subcontract...

      Army: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Foreign and Commonwealth personnel there are in the (a) Welsh Guards, (b) 1 and 3 Royal Welsh, (c) Queens Dragoon Guards and (d) 1 Rifles; and...

      Armed Forces: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Foreign and Commonwealth personnel are serving in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Royal Navy, (d) Royal Marines, broken down by (i)...

      Ministry of Defence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in the financial years (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and what estimate his...

      Kenya: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, which variant of covid-19 has been identified in the UK forces personnel that have tested positive for that disease at the BATIK training centre in Kenya.

      Kenya: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many service (a) personnel and (b) staff at British Army Training Unit Kenya have tested positive for covid-19 in each of the last eight weeks.

      Kenya: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the extent of the reported outbreak of covid-19 among service personnel at British Army Training Unit Kenya.

      Islamic State: Military Intervention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) flying hours and (b) air strikes have been conducted by British armed forces against Daesh in (a) Iraq and (b) Syria in each of the last 12...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking in response to the National Audit Office’s recommendations in its report, Improving Single Living...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much and what proportion of his Department's annual budget was allocated to operating and supporting the Typhoon Aircraft in 2018-19.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when he became aware of the certification issues with the Texan T1 training aircraft; and whether an assessment was made of the potential merits of...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Typhoon aircraft are stationed at (a) RAF Conningsby, (b) RAF Akrotiri and (c) the detachment permanently deployed to the Falkland Islands at...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, in his Department's assessment, whether the fan lift system on the F-35b is attributed as being UK-made.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Shellfish: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to (a) tackle the issues that UK exporters of crab and lobster have been experiencing at UK borders and...

    • Shellfish: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to alleviate the difficulties trading with the EU experienced by UK shellfish...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the level of (a) public support for genome editing farm animals and (b) consumer...

      Seed Potatoes: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, for what reasons the EU is allowed to export potato seed into Great Britain.

      Bridleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to increase the number of bridleways; and if he will make a statement.

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in the financial years (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21;...

      Public Footpaths: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148676 on Public Footpaths: Christchurch, whether the Inspector plans...

      Fishing Vessels: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to ban supertrawlers from UK waters; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the report by the Office for National Statistics on covid-19 deaths by occupation in England and Wales,...

      Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates were issued for dogs entering the UK in 2020; which countries those dogs...

      Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many Intra Trade Animal Health Certificates were issued for dogs entering the UK from Romania in 2020; and what...

  • Home Office

    • Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many outstanding applications for UK residence cards are awaiting processing as at 10 February 2021.

    • Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with regard to the Answer of 9 February to Question 149327, why the information requested is only be available at disproportionate cost when...

      Home Office: Amazon Web Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2021 to Question 149752 on Home Office: Amazon Web Services, what steps her Department has taken to...

      Immigration: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure that foreign nationals who reside in the UK and are in the process of applying for Indefinite Leave to...

      Home Office: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much Official Development Assistance her Department was allocated in (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and how much it will be allocated in...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether time within the UK built up under the NHS visa extension can be used for meeting time threshold requirements for Indefinite Leave to...

      Refugees: Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on refugees of delays in the delivery of a biometrics residence permit after gaining a positive...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department has taken to help ensure that asylum seekers arriving at the UK border from red list countries can (a) quarantine...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to extend the period for EU Settlement Scheme applications for people resident in Northern Ireland; and whether the...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the value is of the contracts awarded to Clearsprings Ready Homes Ltd for running the temporary accommodation site for asylum seekers...

      Asylum: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to deny entry to the UK to asylum seekers arriving at the UK border from red list countries during the covid-19...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions the Government has had with European counterparts on the introduction of a covid-19 passport...

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the continued flow of parcels and other deliveries from Great...

      Veterans: Bury

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what funding is available to assist in the establishment of an Armed Forces Hub in Bury to ensure that...

      Census: Gender

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the upcoming National Census will collect information on biological sex.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to provide guidance on how local election counts can be made covid-secure, with particular...

      Amazon Web Services: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of Amazon's policies on labour rights in the US on Amazon Web...

      Open Government Partnership

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the UK has made in its engagement in the Open Government Partnership; and what assessment he has...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to increase opportunities for small businesses across the UK to bid for...

      Local Press: Harlow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Government’s advertising and public health messages are...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of the transition period on (a) charges and (b) costs for...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his oral contribution of 2 February 2021, Official Report column 837 on Northern Ireland...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he discussed EU-UK reciprocal visa-free touring for musicians with Maroš Šefčovič...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when he plans to make a decision on the request for a framework of compensation for victims and the families...

  • Department for Education

    • Training: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans the Government has to increase funding for retrofit skills under the Government’s National Skills Fund.

    • Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Prime Minister's announcement of 3 February 2021 on the appointment of the Youth Mental Health Ambassador, what plans the (a)...

      Children: Literacy and Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of covid-19 on children’s (a) reading for pleasure and (b) literacy levels.

      GCSE and IGCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on equality of opportunity for pupils of the cancellation of GCSE exams and not iGCSEs due to the covid-19...

      Secondary Education: Harlow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much per pupil funding uplift will each secondary school in Harlow receive in 2021-22.

      Remote Education: Oxford West and Abingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many laptops have been distributed by his Department to school pupils in Oxford West and Abingdon constituency since 1 March 2020 as part of the...

      Department for Education: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much Official Development Assistance his Department was allocated in the financial years (a) 2019-20 and (b) 2020-21; and what estimate his...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer about providing financial support to university students during covid-19; and what...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to allocate funding additional to existing funding arrangements, known as the minimum growth award, to colleges that are...

      Turing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of students who will take part in the Turing Scheme in the 2021-22 academic year.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of making Advanced Learner Loans available for (a) part-time and (b) modular higher education courses.

      Students: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when the Office for Students report on digital poverty will be published.

      World Book Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support World Book Day 2021.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his department's timescale is for publishing the finding of the major review into support for special educational needs announced on 6 September 2019.

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the (a) Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) Secretary of State for Justice on the recommendation...

      Extended Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the safety of vulnerable children unable to attend wraparound care during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Special Educational Needs: Speech and Language Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government's announcement of 3 February 2021 on the appointment of the Education Recovery Commissioner, what plans the...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing students, parents and carers the choice of retaking a school year due to the effects...

      Free School Meals: Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to (a) conclude and (b) publish the review in respect of the extension of free school meals to children from low-income...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Reading: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of trends in the level of reading habits among (a) adults and (b) children during the...

    • Horse Riding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the scientific basis for extending the January 2021 covid-19 lockdown restrictions to horse riding lessons...

      Night-time Economy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support venues in the nighttime economy during the imposition of covid-19 restrictions.

      Culture Recovery Fund: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what proportion of the recipients of the Cultural Recovery Fund are located in West Yorkshire; and what proportion of that...

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the potential merits of expanding the scope of the proposed Online...

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government is providing to local authorities to help ensure libraries are accessible for (a) click and...

      World Book Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support World Book Day 2021.

      Cultural Heritage: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits for (a) the heritage sector, (b) the...

      Cultural Heritage: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits for (a) the heritage sector, (b) the...

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to negotiate with the EU fast-track visas for musicians to work and tour in the EU.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of (a) the effect of gambling advertising on the rate of gambling disorders in the UK and (b) the...

      Platinum Jubilee 2022: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to issue a medal to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on 6 February 2022; and if he will make a statement.

      National League: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the number of clubs in the Vanarama National League and National League North and South which are...

      Listed Buildings: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on cutting VAT on the repair and maintenance of listed buildings.

      Cycling: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to increase opportunities for cycling in the countryside; and if he will make a statement.

      Horse Riding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to permit horse riding lessons to resume as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

      Reading: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to encourage reading during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Sports: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made a recent assessment of the effect on people's wellbeing of (a) community outreach aspects and (b) other...

  • Department for International Trade

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, what assessment the body has made of the viability of Church House as a temporary replacement...

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, what the costs are for the (a) business planning and (b) other preliminary works for the...

      Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the right hon. Member for East Hampshire, representing the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, how many staff are employed on the Restoration and Renewal programme; and what the average...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities will publish its report to the Prime Minister, due to be published in February 2021.

    • Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when the second quarterly report to the Prime Minister and Health Secretary on progress to understand and tackle covid-19 disparities experienced by...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, if she will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of providing tailored support to the wraparound childcare...

  • Department for Transport

    • East-West Rail Link

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the new direct railway line from Cambridge to Oxford will be completed; and when the first (1) passenger, and (2) goods, trains will run in each direction

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Universities: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the regulatory burden on universities when making screening decisions for research funding; and what plans they have to reduce...

    • Research: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce rules to govern screening decisions in relation to foreign investment in research and development based in the UK to ensure that...

      Life Sciences: Economic Situation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prioritise the life sciences sector in any economic recovery policies.

      National Security and Investment Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a planned timetable for the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s decisions on notifications being submitted in...

      National Security and Investment Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have defined what asset transactions should be referred to the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under the proposed...

      Regional Planning and Development: West Cumbria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they will give to specific economic green development in West Cumbria in their post-COVID-19 reconstruction plans.

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current costs of obtaining short-term work visas for UK nationals seeking to work in each of the EU member states.

      Bankruptcy: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have declared bankruptcy in each parliamentary constituency in Wales so far in the 2020/21 financial year.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the renewable energy sector in the UK.

      Construction: Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding in the report by Gleeds Charting the Course: Winter 20/21 UK Market Report, published on 3 February, that there is a...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support contractors with the administration of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with industry bodies about the effectiveness of the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Post Offices: ICT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support sub-postmasters affected by failings in the Horizon IT system.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Electronic Government: Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their current requirements for the geographic location of servers used to store public data when procuring cloud services.

    • Government Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Freedom of Information (FOI) requests they have not responded to within 20 working days; and whether they have any plans to improve the efficiency of the...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to offer (1) assistance, or (2) exemption from the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, to deaf candidates in the May 2021...

      Tax Avoidance: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ethical implications of awarding public contracts to firms which (1) directly, or (2) indirectly, help to promote tax avoidance.

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter dated 22 January from the Minister for the Constitution and Devolution to members of the Parliamentary Parties Panel and the May 2021 polls...

      Candidates: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the closure of the EnAble Fund, what support they plan to provide for people with disabilities to stand for elected office.

      Redundancy: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs have been lost in each parliamentary constituency in Wales so far in the 2020/21 financial year.

      Musicians: Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss concerns over reciprocal arrangements for touring musicians at the next meeting of the EU–UK Joint Committee.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Osteoporosis: Preventive Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what treatments are available on the NHS in England which help to prevent those with ostopenia contracting osteoporosis; and whether those with ostopenia are...

  • Department for Education

    • Vocational Education: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is equitable access to BTEC qualifications.

    • Vocational Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to introduce regional bodies for the delivery of vocational education to local communities.

      Apprentices: Remote Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have put in place to ensure that laptops are provided for apprentices who have to work from home.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the UK's departure from the EU, which countries they have signed continuity trade agreements with.

    • Trade Agreements: Africa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the African Continental Free Trade Area.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • British Overseas Territories: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many doses of COVID-19 vaccine have (1) been offered, and (2) been supplied, to each of the British Overseas Territories, broken down by (a) the total number,...

    • British Overseas Territories: World Trade Organisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK’s membership of the World Trade Organization includes the British Overseas Territories.

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 6 May 2020 (HL3436) and the Minister of State at the Home Office on 11 January (HC130095), what...

      China: Embassies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards the development of a new British Embassy in Beijing; and whether permission for the construction of that new embassy has been...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about reports of human rights abuses against Uighur people including the use of (1) detention camps,...

      Gulshan Abbas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about parole for Dr Gulshan Abbas on humanitarian grounds.

      Bahrain: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 January (HL12009), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment they made...

      USA: State Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invite President Biden to extend his visit to the UK following the G7 conference in June.

      India: Farmers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of (1) internet blockades, (2) use of force, (3) intimidation by state policy, and (4) human rights abuses, against...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the arrest and subsequent treatment by Israel Police of a 13-year old Palestinian in Isawiya on 28 January.

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the decision by the government of Uganda to suspend the Democratic Governance Facility, and (2) the implications of...

      Palestinians: UNRWA

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they have provided to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in each of the last three financial years.

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to reports that, since November 2020, Ugandan supporters of the National Unity Platform have been abducted by the government...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Somalia.

      West Bank: Olives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 1 February (HL12260), whether they have had any discussions about compensation for farmers who...

      Amal Nakhleh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about (1) reports that the administrative detention order of Amal Nakhleh has been extended,...

      Syria: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Syria is mounting an offensive in Idlib; and what steps they are taking in response to...

      Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist African nations to access adequate supplies of COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of women who did not receive an automatic uplift to their State Pension under the 2009 pension rule changes, and...

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reporting they require from (1) pension providers, (2) employers, and (3) payroll operators, to verify the accuracy of auto-enrolment pension contributions;...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Land: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost per hectare of (1) prime arable land, (2) new woodland, and (3) mature woodland.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children reached Britain in each of the last three years; and what plans they have to ensure the (1) identification, (2)...

    • Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 3 February (HL12365), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what assessment they...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on (1) the level of child trafficking in the UK, and (2) their efforts to combat such trafficking.

      Musicians: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether self-employed musicians from the EU coming to the UK on a regular basis can do so under Permitted Paid Engagement; and if not, what plans they have to make...

      Racial Harassment: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of the (1) investigation, and (2) prosecution, of online racist abuse by the (a) police, and  (b) Crown...

      Immigration: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue visas to those Afghan nationals who worked as translators with the British Armed Forces; and whether such visas will be...

      Migrant Workers: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current costs of obtaining (1) short-term work visas, and (2) certificates of sponsorship, for EU citizens seeking to work in the UK; why there are...

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they published their most recent strategy on the prevention of modern slavery.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to prevent re-trafficking of (1) known, or (2) suspected, victims of trafficking and modern slavery.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many child trafficking cases in the National Referral Mechanism have been suspended before a conclusive decision was made in the past three years.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much match funding they have given the Northern Ireland Executive to address paramilitary activity up to the end of the current financial year; and how much...

  • Treasury

    • Revenue and Customs: Small Businesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the change in HMRC’s status as a preferential creditor on the borrowing capacity of small businesses.

    • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid in payments under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in each parliamentary constituency in Wales to date.

      Free Zones: Money Laundering and Tax Evasion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards they plan to put in place to ensure that planned UK freeports and free zones are not susceptible (1) to tax evasion, and (2) to money laundering,...

      Free Zones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposed sites for freeports and free zones include the seven UK sites that had this status until 2012.

      Betting: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Gambling Commission’s consumer affordability proposals on tax receipts from betting.

      Musical Instruments: Customs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Admission Temporaire Carnets will be required for portable musical instruments carried by musicians for professional purposes when travelling (1) between...

      Unemployment: Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in personal debt by individuals who have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to develop the technology sector.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Coronavirus: Disadvantaged

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, since the publication of their report Quarterly Report on progress to address COVID-19 health inequalities on 22 October 2020, what (1) actions have...

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