Written answers

Wednesday, 24 February 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Regional Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to tackle the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on regional airports.

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings he has had with representatives of the aviation industry to discuss the planned aviation recovery package.

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to improve cyclist safety through enhancements to road infrastructure and layout.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many staff at Highways England have been dedicated to recovering broken down vehicles on smart motorways in each of the last five years.

      Cycling and Walking: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to put in place a new Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy, before the current strategy period ends at the beginning of...

      Parking Offences: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support local councils in preventing drivers of large vehicles from parking on residential pavements to tackle (a) mobility...

      Bus Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on additional financial support for the community coach and minibus sector...

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department plans to take to tackle persistent speeding drivers on rural roads and through rural communities.

      Road Traffic Offences: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of a national speeding campaign to tackle speeding offences on rural roads.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an estimate of the potential annual gross income stream across all train operating companies after the covid-19 lockdown from (a)...

      Railway Stations: Cardiff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Transport for Wales on the ability of inter-city services to use the planned St Mellons...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with the Rail Delivery Group on offering refunds or extensions to passengers who have purchased railcards and are...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Competition and Markets Authority: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many staff at the Competition and Markets Authority hold senior civil service roles at grade five or above, broken...

    • Competition and Markets Authority: Performance Related Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the average value of bonuses paid to non-senior civil service staff eligible for performance related pay at the...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Performance Appraisal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of non-senior civil service BAME staff employed by the Competition and Markets Authority have received...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many non-senior civil service staff at the Competition and Markets Authority will receive a performance related pay...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether sector-specific support will be announced for English Language Teaching Centres.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding England will receive as part of previously allocated funding from the European Structural and...

      Minimum Wage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) raising the minimum wage to £10 an hour and (b) ending...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of small business installers on (a) the accessibility of, (b)...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether English Language Teaching Centres will be made eligible for the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

      Electronic Commerce: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the potential...

      Electronic Commerce: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timescale is for publication of the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) new voluntary commitment...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that 100 per cent of the £2 billion allocated budget for the Green Homes Grant...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department's Biomass Supply Feedstock Innovation Programme applies to farmers and processors throughout the UK.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the £1.5 billion announced last year for homeowners under the Green Homes Grant has been spent to...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the projected potential effect of (a) £1.5 billion and (b) £320m investment in...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the local authority delivery element of the Green Homes Grant voucher scheme (a) will end on 31 March 2021 and...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2021 to Question 145087, what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) jobs and...

      Mining: Industrial Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the risk posed by coal tips and other mining spoil in (a) England, (b) Scotland,...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes have had work completed under the Green Homes Grant scheme by region.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure prompt payments to tradespeople who have received payment for works...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the contract with AstraZeneca for at cost vaccine for the duration of the covid-19 pandemic, how the...

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much his Department spend on (a) external advisers and (b) consultant fees related to the Government's investment...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Road Haulage Association: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, if he will respond to requests from the Road Haulage Association for a meeting to discuss the operation of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Serco: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value of contracts awarded to Serco in 2020 was to help the Government’s response to covid-19.

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 test kits have been provided to higher education institutions in the 2020-21 academic year to date.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information (a) NHS England and (b) his Department holds on the average time for a patient with (a) Crohn’s disease or (b)...

      Public Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the public health allocation was to each local authority in each year since 2010; and what the percentage change was between those...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce crowding in NHS emergency departments during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Globus Group: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the attendees at negotiations for the contracts awarded to Globus to help deliver the Government’s covid-19 response.

      Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will bring forward policy proposals to prioritise operations for people at risk of losing their employment on health grounds as a...

      NHS England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the NHS England budget was on (a) 23 June 2016 and (b) 1 January 2021.

      P14 Medical: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the attendees at negotiations for the contracts awarded to P14 Medical Limited to help deliver the Government’s...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to help prevent cancer patients from experiencing delays in their treatment in the event that pressures on...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients that have been asked to reduce their cancer treatment during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Multiple Sclerosis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether the ability of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to access to treatment options has been adversely...

      PPE Medpro: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the attendees at negotiations for the contracts awarded to PPE MedPro to help deliver the Government’s covid-19...

      Lung Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many referrals to respiratory specialists were made by GPs in each (a) local authority and (b) CCG in England in each month since...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data NHS trusts are collecting on interruptions to cancer treatment for existing patients during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 143891 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, tabled on 26 January 2021 by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South.

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the effect of the delay in accepting the Migration Advisory Council recommendation...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason his Department's guidance does not require people who self-isolate for 14 days to take a covid-19 test once that period...

      Social Services: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the vacancy rate in the social care sector in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to fill nursing vacancies in the NHS.

      NHS and Social Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to create a workforce strategy for the NHS and social care.

      Carers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the mental wellbeing of young carers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Hospitals: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many delayed discharges from hospital there were in Yorkshire and the Humber region in (a) 2010 and (b) 2020.

      PPE Medpro: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the total value of contracts awarded to PPE MedPro in 2020 was to help the Government’s response to covid-19.

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 17 February 2021 to Question 146788, on Health Services: Children, if he will publish that data in the format...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with (a) Royal College of Nursing and (b) other relevant bodies on the use of artificial intelligence...

      Surgery: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many operations have been cancelled or delayed as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, by (a) priority categorisation and (b) Trust.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to the fall below the national minimum standard of 70 percent in the proportion of women...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Basildon and Billericay of 3 December 2020, 14 December 2020 and...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the success of the Cancer Recovery Plan for services in London; and what further steps he plans to take to...

      Health Services: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2021 to Question 141498 on Health Services: Police, whether he plans to issue guidance on the...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of access for multiple sclerosis (MS) patients to healthcare professional support during...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had experts on the use of covid-19 blood plasma to help treat people with covid-19.

      Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of using pirfenidone and nintedanib for the treatment of idiopathic...

      Prisoners' Release: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of (a) women, (b) young people and (c) men leaving custody that are connected with a...

      Aviation: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he had with airline and airport representatives prior to the announcement of a policy of hotel based covid-19 quarantine...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) information he holds on and (b) assessment he has made of the effect on the risk of transmission of covid-19 for clinically...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 140237 on General Practitioners, what recent steps he has taken to support GPs to...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason it is not possible to determine where covid-19 transmission occurred by the data collected by NHS Test and Trace.

      Prostate Cancer: Coffee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the (a) Royal College of Nursing and (b) other bodies on the effect of coffee on the risk of prostate cancer.

      Coronavirus: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of mass covid-19 testing in Liverpool; and if he will publish the data that supports...

      Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs: Rehabilitation

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

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend access to home covid-19 testing kits to (a) employees of nurseries in the (i) private, (ii) voluntary and (iii)...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to NHS inpatient detoxification units in England to tackle rising numbers of drug-related deaths.

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of calls to the covid-19 NHS Test and Trace service were (a) answered and (b) answered within 60 seconds in...

      Coronavirus: Batley and Spen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 tests were carried out in Batley and Spen constituency on each of the last 14 days.

      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Royal College of General Practitioner's decision to announce their intention to remove the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to surge testing for the South African variant of covid-19 which commenced on 1 February 2021, how many tests have been...

      Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Ehlers-Danlos syndromes (EDS) toolkit for GPs and healthcare professionals...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of care home (a) residents and (b) staff have (i) been offered each vaccine dose and (ii) refused the vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the priority given to unpaid carers as part of the covid-19 vaccination programme.

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the minimum efficacy threshold is that the NHS sets when commissioning the annual seasonal flu vaccine from the presented...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 140237 on General Practitioners, what format that information is available in.

      Ophthalmic Services: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS Trusts providing eyecare services routinely submit data to the National Ophthalmology Database; and if he will...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of the guidance on face coverings for people working in food preparation environments...

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the accessibility of mental health provision for people during the covid-19 lockdown announced...

      Ophthalmic Services: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to the Getting It Right First Time national report on ophthalmology, which concluded that...

      Blood Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) encourage medical innovation in blood cancers and (b) ensure access to newer targeted treatments are not...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 lockdown on young couples that live apart with their respective...

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 23 July 2020 to Question 70532, on Coronavirus: Research, and evidence that long covid affects patients that...

      Coronavirus: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the public health justification is for the restriction on pubs selling alcohol to takeaway during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Take-away Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to introduce compulsory (a) calorie labelling and (b) nutritional information for foods purchased (i) from takeaway venues...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish statistics on the number of (a) staff, (b) patients and (c) visitors who are believed to have contracted covid-19 in...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the additional £1 billion allocated in the 2020 November Spending Review to tackle waiting lists will be...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the long-term effect of the covid-19 pandemic on mental health in the UK.

      Cancer: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his long-term strategy to tackle the 30,000 missing diagnoses outlined in the Government’s Cancer Services Recovery Plan...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made towards ensuring that persons needing care should not be forced to sell their home to pay for it.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Questions 133711, 133713 and 133715 tabled by the hon. Member for Leeds Central on 6 January 2021.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the household bubble policy on the spread of covid-19.

      Blood Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the NHS Long Term Plan, when the national Quality of Life metric will be implemented to better support people living...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance he has issued to universities on the effect of face coverings on deaf students during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Durham University: Freedom of Expression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2020 to Question 5319 on freedom of speech at Sheffield University, what steps he plans to take to block reported...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with colleges and universities on the loaning of books to students who are studying at home during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Remote Education: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to specifically support the home-learning of young carers during covid-19 related school closures.

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department has issued on the use of clear face masks in schools to allow deaf children to be able to better communicate in those...

      Children's Social Care Independent Review: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148802 on Children's Social Care Independent Review, what steps his Department is taking to...

      Further Education Commissioner: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many people are employed in managerial or senior positions at the Further Education Commissioner's office; and how many of those people identify...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many school pupils (a) are eligible to take part in the mass asymptomatic covid-19 testing programme in schools, (b) have parental consent to take...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many (a) laptops and tablets and (b) 4G wireless routers have been delivered to (i) schools, (ii) local authorities and (iii) academy trusts as of...

      Pupils: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to increase the awareness among school pupils of mental health issues; and if he will make a statement.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Youth Offending Teams: Termination of employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many employees of youth offending teams have left the profession in each of the last five years (a) nationally, and (b) by region.

    • Young Offenders: Care Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of children cautioned or sentenced in each of the last five calendar years had previously been resident in unregulated care...

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on prison safety of the decision to reject the Prison Service Pay Review Body’s recommendation 3.

      Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with recognised trade unions on the effect on prison officer morale of his Department’s decision not to...

      Courts: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many failure to appear warrants have been issued for (a) murder, (b) rape and (c) serious sexual assault offences since March 2020.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many cases of covid-19 have been confirmed among the (a) staff, (b) judiciary and (c) users of each court from 26 January 2021 to the most recent...

      Judiciary: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to respond to the consultation on the mandatory retirement age for judicial office holders which closed on 16 October 2020.

  • Treasury

    • Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding has been allocated to hospices in England in each relevant budget year since the start of covid-19 related expenditure; and what the...

    • Property Development: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government's announcement on 10 February 2021, whether the tax to be levied on the...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government's statement of 10 February 2021 on unsafe cladding, whether those funds...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on extending business rates relief into the 2021-22 financial year.

      Carers: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support he plans to make available to people who are carers for a disabled partner and who have been denied access to the Coronavirus Job...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will announce details of the fourth grant of the Self Employed Income Support Scheme before 3 March 2021.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether Business Rates Relief are planned to be extended to English language teaching centres.

      Hospitality Industry: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending (a) the reduction of VAT to 5 per cent for hospitality businesses beyond March 2021...

      Maternity Leave: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to take into account periods of maternity leave.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received on maintaining the temporary VAT rate of 5 per cent beyond 31 March 2021.

      Orchestras: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of covid-19 social distancing restrictions on the level of orchestra tax relief claimed since April 2020.

      Aviation: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond April 2021 to support the aviation...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of a cliff-edge ending of the stamp duty holiday on property sales and purchases that are...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many beer duty returns (a) have been received by HMRC and (b) were nil returns, per month for each of the last 18 months for which data is available;...

      Housing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of removing VAT from extensions to residential property that are undertaken to meet a...

      Build Back Better Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason the membership of the Build Back Better Council does not include representatives of trade unions.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the need to provide further support to SME high street businesses that have been closed for a prolonged period...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of beer duty in (a) the UK, (b) Germany and (c) France.

      Wind Power: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government in respect of Offshore Wind Leasing Round 4 in Wales.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of reducing beer duty to help support pubs and breweries who face...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his timescale is for responding to the consultation on the Alcohol Duty Review published on 1 October 2020.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of an aviation recovery package.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with representatives of the aviation industry to discuss the planned Aviation Recovery Package.

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of aligning the retail price index with the consumer prices index on pensions for (a) women and (b)...

      Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the insurance sector's level of compliance with their terms of cover and obligations with respect to claims...

      Freezing of Assets: Myanmar

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total value of assets frozen to date is from UK sanctions applied on 16 Burmese security and military personnel.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what comparative assessment he has made of the level of taxation on Scotch Whisky and wine in France.

      Railways

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with officials in the Department for Transport on the integrated rail plan for the Midlands...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Housing: 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 per leaseholder of remediating buildings between 11m...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans for the indemnity scheme for professionals carrying out EWS1 forms to be open.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the additional funding and loans to remove unsafe cladding announced on 10 February 2021 will be available to...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the announcement Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with multi-billion pound...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his announcement Government to bring an end to unsafe cladding with multi-billion pound...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will provide funding for the repair of unsafe cladding on (a) buildings under 18m in height with flammable...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to issue advice to local authorities on property transactions that have commenced and not completed...

      Planning Authorities: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made in determining a standard methodology for local planning authorities to use when calculating...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what status Neighbourhood Plans have with the Planning Inspector in the determination of planning application appeals;...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the potential cost to leaseholders of essential non-cladding work to make...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential public health...

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the proposed Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in Victoria Tower...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received from (a) local councils and (b) local government groups on extending the power to...

      Parking: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on the Parking Code of Practice; and what the timetable is...

      Public Health: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the provision of public health...

      Local Government: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to extend the power to allow councils to continue meeting remotely after the expiry of the relevant...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter by the hon Member for Birmingham, Edgbaston in her capacity as Chair of the...

      Sleeping Rough: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 130770, what progress he has made in allocating the remaining...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the ejector seat on the F-35b manufactured by Martin Baker is regarded as UK content by his Department and contributes to the 15 per cent figure...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many homes (a) are designated as service family accommodation as of 17 February 2021 and (b) were designated as service family accommodation in each...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the work undertaken by UK-listed companies, through US subsidiaries, as part of the F-35 programme was designated as UK-content.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many covid-19 vaccinations the armed forces have carried out since the start of the covid-19 vaccination roll out.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Combat Medical Technicians are currently on standby to assist with vaccinations in the event that the Department of Health and Social Care...

      Kenya: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many UK armed forces personnel undergoing training in the British Army Training Unit Kenya have (a) tested positive (b) been hospitalised for covid-19.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans his Department has to review the current protocol for overseas exercises.

      Military Aid: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of food provision for armed forces personnel deployed to contain the covid-19 outbreak.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many covid-19 vaccination centres have been built by the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how long the training is for general duty personnel to become qualified vaccinators.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many general duty personnel are currently (a) trained as vaccinators and (b) training to be qualified vaccinators.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to increase the use of British businesses in Defence procurement contracts.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2021 to Question 150701 on Armed Forces: Pay, whether his Department has implemented the pay increase...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Personal Independence Payment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to what extent the covid-19 outbreak is causing delays to personal independence payment renewals; and what steps the Department is taking to...

    • Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has published on promoting good ventilation in places of work during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February to Question 147867, on Employment: Coronavirus, what instructions the Health and Safety Executive provide...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many members of staff in her Department were deployed to (a) process and (b) approve applications for the Kickstart Scheme.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit claimants living in households with (a) children and (b) disabled people had deductions taken from their claim in...

      Kickstart Scheme: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs have been created by the Kickstart programme in the West Midlands Combined Authority area.

      Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, in which locations her Department (a) has opened, (b) plans to open, (c) is considering opening a temporary job centre in 2021.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether any formal training criteria exist as part of the Government's Kickstart Scheme.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 19 October 2020 to Question 103536, how many spot checks have been carried out to ensure placement quality as part...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department plans to offer exceptions to Kickstart scheme candidates who have turned 25 years of age while waiting for their...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether her Department is compliant with the requirement in section 3.1.8 of of the Civil Service Management Code that time off with pay for...

      Social Security Benefits: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress his Department has made on piloting a new IT system to deliver assessments for personal independence payments and the Work...

      Universal Credit: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will publish statistics on the (a) value of childcare element received by households claiming universal credit and (b) proportion of...

      Universal Credit: Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of the end of the £20 uplift to universal credit on levels of food bank usage.

      Universal Credit: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her Department's timescale is for publication of ethnicity data for universal credit claimants.

      Universal Credit: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the affordability of childcare for universal credit claimants since the judgment made on 22 January...

      Universal Credit: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect on the level of food poverty of ending the £20 uplift to universal credit in (a)...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent representations she has received from the Secretary of State for Wales on the effect of ending the £20 uplift to universal credit.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that assessors of personal independence payment (PIP) assessments communicate effectively with...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of people whose (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment support allowance...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants have had their (a) personal independence payment and (b) employment and support allowance claims disallowed or closed as a...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of carers allowance have also been in receipt of universal credit in each of the last four years.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the carers allowance by £20 per week.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the ONS Updated estimates of coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England: 24 January to 20 November...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to publish its review of the special rules for making a claim for social security where a person is terminally ill.

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to publish guidance for claims made under the special rules for terminal illness including the fact that a DS1500...

      Employment: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2021 to Question 146856, on Disability Employment Advisors, by how much she plans to increase the number...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of making the winter fuel payment available to all people in receipt of state...

      Pensions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with the Government of Canada on the offer of a reciprocal agreement to uprate frozen overseas pensions.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a £20 per week supplement for people receiving carers' allowance as...

      Universal Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants in Glasgow are in receipt of universal credit.

      Food Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when her Department concluded its internal review of the factors driving the use of food banks.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Sewage: River Derwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many litres of untreated sewage spilled into the River Derwent in Mid Derbyshire in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

    • Special Protection Areas: Outdoor Recreation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what proportion of European protected areas are in unfavourable status as a result of (a) shooting and (b) other outdoor...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's policy that gamebird releases require a buffer zone from a European protected site, for...

      Game: Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his commitment to introduce a licensing regime for game bird releasing on certain European protected sites...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. what steps the Government has taken to prioritise improving air quality in preparation for COP26.

      National Parks Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish its formal response to the Glover Review.

      Pets: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made with the European Commission in securing Part 1 listed status for pet travel between the UK and the EU.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the ability of the Scotch Whisky industry to contribute to national economic recovery after...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of (a) 17 November 2020, (b) 6 January 2021 and (c) 3 February 2021 from the...

      Animal Products: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to ban the import of hunting trophies.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2021 to Question 143107, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon....

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported under the Balai Directive in each month of 2020.

      Pet Travel Scheme: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many dogs were imported using the Pet Travel Scheme in each month of 2020.

  • Home Office

    • English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support the Government is providing to the English language teaching sector following the UK's departure from the EU.

    • Biometrics: Tees Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to extend the provision of biometric enrolment services to the Tees Valley.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the EU Settlement Scheme, what her Department's outreach and engagement strategy is to ensure (a) care workers and (b)...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to expand the Tier 5 visa scheme to include European countries.

      Graduates: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason continuous residence in the UK under a Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneurship) visa does not count towards the five years...

      Funerals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what support funeral (a) directors and (b) venue owners will receive in the event that mourners break (i) the 30-person limit and (ii) other...

      Terrorism: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the recent conviction in Belgium of the Iranian diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, for terrorism offences, if she will take...

      Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what enforcement measures her Department is planning to tackle the anti-social use of e-scooters on pavements.

      Administrative Law Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish her Department's submission to the The Independent Review of Administrative Law.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many people claiming asylum were placed by her Department in accommodation in the London Borough of Newham in each of the last six months.

      Migrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the processing times are for the removal of the no recourse to public funds condition in migrants' visas for applicants who have lost...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to her Department's correspondence, reference CTS B2731/11 advising that applications are being processed in date order, how many...

  • Scotland Office

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential competitive disadvantage faced by Scotch Whisky and other spirits...

    • Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the role of Scotch Whisky distillers as employers in rural Scottish communities.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the public health impact of Scotch Whisky distillers producing hand sanitiser for their local communities.

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what assessment he has made of the importance of the Scotch Whisky industry to the Scottish economy.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nawaf al-Osaimi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will (a) make representations to the Government of Saudia Arabia on halting the execution of Nawaf al-Osaimi...

    • Sub-Saharan Africa: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many officials in his Department that are (a) based in and (b) travelling to and from countries in sub-Saharan...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the recent conviction in Belgium of Iranian diplomat, Assodollah Assadi, of terrorism offences,...

      Sri Lanka: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterparts in Sri Lanka on the protection of marginalised Tamil and...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to secure the release of Jagtar Singh Johal.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect in the reduction in Official Development Assistance to developing...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart (a) on the alleged torture of Jagtar Singh Johal and...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his Department's press release, UK backs Canadian initiative against arbitrary detention,...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart on the threat of imposing the death penalty on UK...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many officials in his Department are (a) seconded to and (b) working jointly for the Department for...

      Muhammad Ismail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the 2 February 2021 arrest of Professor Muhammad...

      Kashmir: Humanitarian Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the visit to Indian Occupied Kashmir by a delegation of MEPs on 17 February 2021, if he will...

      Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to introduce targeted sanctions against military business enterprises in Myanmar, in response to...

      Myanmar: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the compliance by Frontiir Co. Ltd with demands from the Government of Myanmar to...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to improve support and protection for human rights defenders throughout the world.

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk faced by UK citizen Jagtar Singh Johal of exposure to covid-19 in Tihar...

      Jagtar Singh Johal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Indian counterpart in respect of reports that UK Citizen, Jagtar Singh...

      Westminster Foundation for Democracy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 147949, on Westminster Foundation for Democracy, when...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect on family planning and sexual and reproductive health...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in Official Development Assistance on the (a)...

      Sultana Khaya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will instruct HM Ambassador to Morocco to raise with the Moroccan authorities the throwing of stones at the...

      Natalia Kaliada and Nikloai Khalezin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department is taking steps to support UK citizens (a) Natalia Kaliada and (b) Nikolai Khalezin, who...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he discussed the 2021-22 budgets for (a) education and (b) girls education at his meeting with the Prime...

      Belarus: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make representations to the Government of Belarus on (a) police in that country beating up and...

      BBC World Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the BBC World Service in expanding (a) its reach to...

      India: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what meetings he has had with British Sikh organisations on the ongoing farmers protests in India.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: UN Convention on the Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 148829 on British Indian Ocean Territory, what his policy is...

      Sri Lanka: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart on the rights of minority groups to lawful...

      BBC World Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to announce his decision on the allocation of additional funding for the BBC World Service for the...

      BBC Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the BBC Monitoring Service in providing open source...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether British businesses were given the opportunity to bid for the St Helena airport contract; and if he will...

      Climate Change Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will list the (a) Conference of the Parties and (b) Meeting of the Parties to which the UK sends a delegation.

      Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last had direct contact with Aung San Suu Kyi.

      Overseas Aid: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made on the effect the (a) CDC and (b) Private Infrastructure Development Group investment...

      Ethiopia: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent estimate he has made of the number of people facing serious food insecurity in Ethiopia.

      Uganda: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2021 to Question 149769 on Uganda: Overseas Aid, what representations he had...

      Ethiopia: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of reports of (a) attacks and killing of...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Bishops: Offences against Children

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what the composition of the (a) Gibbs and (b) Whitsey reviews are; and if he will place non-redacted copies...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to remove websites from search engines that appear to be from Government...

    • Government Departments: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what discussions his Department has had with other Departments on supporting small businesses to bid for...

      Foreign Investment in UK: Gulf Cooperation Council

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the combined stock of foreign direct investment in the UK from members of the Gulf Cooperation Council...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the £24.4 billion in export wins reported by her Department in its 2019-20 annual report by the nine target regions...

    • Wool: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to promote British wool exports.

      Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2020 to Question 115685 on Arms Trade Export Controls; what those errors were; what period of time...

      Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, whether the Government plans to join the Agreement on Climate Change, Trade and Sustainability.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of reopening bowling alleys alongside non-essential retail and...

    • Reading: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the reading habits of (a)...

      Local Press and Radio: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 3 September 2020 to Question 77680, on Newspaper Press and Radio: Taxation, what assessment he has...

      Youth Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress the Government is making on the establishment of the £500 million Youth Investment Fund announced by the...

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many places of worship have been received support under the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme since 2012.

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what is the total amount of funding that has been made available through the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme since 2012.

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding has been made available through the Listed Places of Worship Grants Scheme in (a) 2016 - 2017, (b) 2017 -...

      Gyms and Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will include in its plans for the easing of covid-19 lockdown restrictions a date by which (a) gyms, (b)...

      Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answers of 17 December 2020 to Question 128492 and of 20 January 2021 to Question 137326, whether he plans to...

      Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Official Development Assistance his Department (a) was allocated in (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21 and (b) will be...

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to engage with the residents of Glasgow Central in preparation of the COP26.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent assessment he has made of progress towards (a) limiting global heating to well below 2°C and (b) limiting heating to 1.5°C above...

      UN Climate Conference 2021: UK Delegations

      To ask the President of COP26, which Ministers in addition to the Prime Minister he plans to appoint to the UK's delegation for COP26 in November.

      Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets

      To ask the President of COP26, whether Mark Carney's Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets falls within his role as Finance Advisor for COP26.

  • Attorney General

    • Prosecutions: Fraud

      To ask the Attorney General, what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the CPS in prosecuting fraud cases.

    • Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Attorney General, with reference to the interim charging protocol introduced in March 2020 for cases relating to domestic violence, (a) when it will cease to operate and (b) what...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current waiting times for NHS child and adolescent mental health services in each region of England.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to guarantee that all adults in the UK will be offered a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK citizens will be given a choice of COVID-19 vaccine.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents tested positive for COVID-19 in each week from 1 April to 1 September.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which increases in COVID-19 cases and hospitalisations since August have been influenced by (1) the Eat Out to Help...

      Coronavirus: Watton

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help and support they are providing to authorities in Norfolk dealing with the COVID-19 outbreak at a meat processing plant in Watton.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of independent pharmacies that are able to offer COVID-19 vaccination on-site; and what steps they are taking to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that vulnerable patients who cannot travel to vaccination hubs are vaccinated for COVID-19 in the community.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they have provided to local authorities to assist in (1) identifying, (2) finding appropriate local vaccination settings in, and (3)...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to track the number of patients who tested negative for COVID-19 on admission to hospital in England but then contracted COVID-19...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) emotional, and (2) social, impact on university students of remote learning; whether they plan to prioritise the return...

    • Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase participation rates of people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic communities in apprenticeship programmes.

      National Skills Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend National Skills Fund allocations beyond July 2021.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in the last 12 months to maintain visiting rights for prisoners while there have been restrictions in place to address the COVID-19...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States about the previous US administration’s determination that China has committed...

    • China: Uighurs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the legal opinion by Alison Macdonald QC, Jackie McArthur, Naomi Hart and Lorraine Aboagye on International criminal...

      Occupied Territories: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that UK citizens have been accused of involvement in the deaths of Palestinians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

      Zimbabwe: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Maverick Citizen Cartel Power Dynamics in Zimbabwe, published on 9 February, what plans they have to impose further...

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Belgium about the treatment of frozen Libyan assets in Belgium.

      Libya: Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the dispute between the government of Belgium and the Libyan Investment Authority over access to frozen Libyan assets in Belgium.

      Private Military and Security Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK citizens are permitted (1) to act as mercenaries, and (2) to train with foreign militaries; and if so, (a) under what legislative or other framework...

      Palestinians: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the human rights of Palestinians of the decision by the government of Israel to classify a nature reserve near the...

      North Korea: Borders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that (1) the number of people trying to leave North Korea over the border rivers of Yalu and Tumen has risen since the...

      Tigray: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the President of the Ethiopian Red Cross Society that 80 per cent of Tigray is currently unreachable for aid...

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from (1) NGOs, and (2) others, about (a) the World Trade Organization’s proposed ‘Waiver from certain...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that armed forces personnel receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to maintain the additional £20 per week to recipients of Universal Credit while the restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic...

    • Unemployment: Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the unemployment rate of those aged 65 years old and over; and what steps they are taking to reduce that rate.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to enforce the UK’s fishing rights.

    • Cats: Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local councils scan cats collected as a result of road traffic accidents for microchips.

      Animals: Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) non-compliant, and (2) non-DEFRA-approved, animal microchip databases are shut down.

      Cats: Tagging

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage cat owners (1) to microchip their cats, and (2) to keep registered microchip contact details up to date.

      Fisheries: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £23 million promised for the fishing industry affected by disruption following the UK’s departure from the EU has so far been distributed.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers given leave to remain in the UK over the last five years have committed (1) minor, and (2) serious, offences; and of this number, how many...

    • Police: Cameras

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the efficacy in aiding police investigations, and (2) the number of successful prosecutions resulting from the use, of...

      Police: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional support they have provided to frontline police officers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Parliamentary Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the official advisors on (1) the natural environment, and (2) climate change, within the Ministry of Housing, Communities, and Local Government.

    • Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they (1) sought, or (2) received, advice from the Climate Change Committee before deciding not to refuse planning permission for the proposed coal mine in...

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether current council tax bands in England adequately reflect changes to property prices since 1991.

      National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service: Location

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recommendation was made by the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation about the location of the proposed National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

  • Treasury

    • Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Executive Minister of Finance has asked to roll over unspent resources from the current financial year into the next financial year;...

    • Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people recorded by HMRC as earning below the Personal Allowance for taxable income who contributed to a workplace...

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the results of their call for evidence on pensions tax relief administration, and in particular those relating to the issue of low...

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce the rates relief threshold for small businesses.

      Occupational Pensions: Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people recorded by HMRC as earning below the Personal Allowance for taxable income who contributed to a workplace...

      Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies Who is excluded from the government's Self Employment Income Support Scheme and...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the national restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic introduced in England on 4 January, and the impact on the cultural sector of those...

    • Royal Parks: Buildings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy concerning permission for new buildings, not connected with open spaces' or leisure purposes, to be built in Royal Parks.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Anti-semitism

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what steps can be taken against members of the House of Lords who express anti-Semitic opinions falling within the International Holocaust Remembrance...

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