Written answers

Monday, 1 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of expanding the English national concessionary travel scheme to enable eligible people to travel...

    • Public Health Act 1925 and Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of (a) Sections 64 and 65 of the Towns Improvement Clauses Act 1847 and (b)...

      Commuters: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has any plans to incentivise commuters to travel by train once covid-19 lockdown restrictions are lifted.

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to extend the validity of railcards purchased before or during the covid-19 pandemic to take into account potential journey savings...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department has taken with rail operators to inform key workers travelling by rail of forthcoming engineering works to avoid disruption.

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure support for cross-Channel Eurostar services.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department uses for assessing which countries should be placed on the red list travel ban during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) set a timescale for the reopening of UK borders specifically for people separated from their partners and families and (b) immediately...

      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.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect on the wider economy of the downturn in the aviation industry as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what forecasts his Department has made for recovery and growth in the air transport and travel sector.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to ACI Europe’s 2020 Airport Industry Connectivity Report published in December 2020, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Bus Services: Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential merits of including the coach industry within the Additional...

      Motorcycles: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what equality impact assessment his Department has undertaken on the effect on people whose two-year deadline for Compulsory Basic Training has...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to exempt the UK from the implications of the EU Motor Insurance Directive apply in Northern Ireland.

      Shipping: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on granting the Mayor of London new powers to tackle non-road pollution sources including those on the Thames from...

      River Thames: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the (a) Mayor of London, (b) Transport for London and (c) the Port of London Authority on encouraging the use of 100...

      Driving Licences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to resolve the interface issues between the DVLA and Her Majesty’s Passport Office which is preventing driving licences...

      Railways and Roads: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reviewing the 2014 national policy statement on national networks in the context of the...

      Traffic Lights: Artificial Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to integrate artificial intelligence into traffic light systems.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the Deloitte report on options for DVLA staff to work from home.

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the role of the Eurostar service in reducing the climate impact of travel between the UK and mainland Europe.

      Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with Eurostar International Limited on the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the future of the service.

      Shipping: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to his Department's Clean Air Strategy, what discussions he has had with the (a) Mayor of London, (b) Transport for London and (c) the...

      Motor Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he made of the consumer education requirements that will be required to ensure that drivers using Automated Lane Keeping System...

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the importance of advertising Traffic Regulation Orders in local newspapers to (a) the elderly and vulnerable, (b)...

      Motor Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Law Commission's consultation on automated vehicles, which closes on 18 March 2021, whether his Department plans to wait for the...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the environmental effect of the planned expansion of England's road network.

      Department for Transport: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Average Working Days Lost was for civil servants in his Department aged (a) 30 and younger, (b) 30 to 50, (c) 50 to 60 and (d) over 60 in the...

      Department for Transport: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Average Working Days Lost was for civil servants in his Department (a) from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and (b) recording...

      Department for Transport: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Average Working Days Lost was for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in his Department in the calendar year (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the number of penalties issued to Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers who have not secured a valid Kent Access Permit since the 1...

      Freight: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on providing financial support to UK haulage firms to set up bases in the EU in response to...

      Department for Transport: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Average Working Days Lost was for civil servants in his Department (a) who have declared themselves as having a disability and (b) who have...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Office for National Statistics release, Coronavirus and the impact on output in the UK economy: December 2020, published on 12...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the severe downturn in the aviation industry due to the covid-19 outbreak on the wider economy.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of the severe downturn in the aviation industry due to the covid-19 outbreak on the wider economy.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the economic effect of the downturn in the aviation industry as a result of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Air Routes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what stimulus package he plans to implement to incentivise new air routes being set up by airlines after strict travel restrictions are eased after...

      Air Routes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to introduce a stimulus package to incentivise new air routes after covid-19 travel restrictions are eased.

      Air Routes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to introduce an economic stimulus package to incentivise new air travel routes to be established after covid-19 travel restrictions...

      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.

      Aviation: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a frequent flyer levy.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to publish an aviation recovery plan alongside the Global Taskforce’s report on 12 April.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria the Global Taskforce plans to use to make its decision on the plans to open up international travel during the covid-19 pandemic.

      East-West Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the latest cost estimates are for each phase of the East West Rail project; and how those costs compare with the cost estimates first submitted...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the UK’s existing regional aviation network.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Post Office: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 15 February 2021 to Question 149789 on Post Office: Subsidies, whether EU state aid rules do...

    • Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the Debt Relief Order limit to £50,000.

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing additional pre-existing debts to be scheduled in Debt...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has made for the transition away from table service in wet-led pubs as covid-19 restrictions...

      Employment: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Government’s response to the Pregnancy and maternity discrimination consultation published in...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will ensure that businesses that are unable to operate due to covid-19 lockdown rules but have not been mandated...

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been allocated to local authorities through the Additional Restrictions Grant; how much of that funding...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the UK will adopt or mirror the higher state aid thresholds announced by the EU on 28 January 2021 of...

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the basis is of the decision to apply EU state aid limits to grants in England issued after 1 January 2021.

      Subsidies: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's consultation, Subsidy control: designing a new approach for the UK, published on 3...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether grants paid in England on the basis of the rateable value of closed premises can contribute towards the...

      Retail Trade: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 153242 on Amazon: Conditions of Employment, whether he has...

      Business: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing support to businesses in (a)...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Pay As You Grow scheme on loss rates from the Bounce Back...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of allowing extensions on repayment periods from six to 10 years...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to improve transparency and ensure due diligence is undertaken for new businesses registering...

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to each local authority area for the £1,000 wet-led pubs grant for December...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department’s latest estimate is of the loss rate of the (a) Bounce Back Loan Scheme and (b) Coronavirus...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a timescale for the resumption of wedding ceremonies with more than six attendees as covid-19...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will attempt to negotiate a reduction in the cost of business visas for working in (a) Spain, (b) France and (c)...

      Coronavirus: Weddings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if the Government’s roadmap for exiting the covid-19 lockdown will include a timeframe for weddings and the...

      UK Trade with EU: Certification Quality Marks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what impact assessment he has conducted of the effects of no longer recognising the CE product mark for GB market...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a Government backed scheme to support wedding...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that wedding (a) venues and (b) suppliers are supported during the third...

      Discretionary Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will provide flexibility to allow local authorities to redistribute grant funding underspent in one area of...

      Coronavirus: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of covid-19 restrictions on people with hidden...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the role of the Scotch Whisky industry in supporting (a) hospitality and (b) other...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Scotch Whisky distillers producing hand sanitiser for (a) the...

      Summertime: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the potential effect of adopting British Summer Time permanently on...

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals to protect consumers from unsafe electrical goods being sold...

      Remote Working: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what research his Department has carried out into employer compliance with the work from home requirement during the...

      Labour Market: Unfair Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish the Labour Market Enforcement Strategy 2020 to 2021.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to improve rights and protections for employees.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of job losses in the wedding industry sector in the event that...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) wedding venues and (b) wedding suppliers are supported...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that wedding (a) venues and (b) suppliers are supported during the third...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on job losses in the wedding...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the wedding sector and its supply chain on a timeline for the...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to provide security for workers that they will not be retaliated against by (a) employers and...

      Post Offices: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect on post offices of the decision to award the commercial...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Pay

      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 is eligible...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Local Authority Delivery funding has been allocated to each region of the UK.

      Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support businesses that have faced disruptions as a result of the covid-19...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to establish a right to local energy supply.

      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 (a) alternative projects or (b) other Departments...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the number of skilled heat pump installers in the UK.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of (a) the number of firms in the UK that produce heat pumps and (b) the output...

      Wind Power: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of grid charges on the ability of offshore wind projects in the...

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it his policy to include international aviation and shipping emissions in the Sixth Carbon Budget, as...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications from local authorities for the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme were...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many applications from local authorities were rejected due to the Local Authority Deliver scheme for (a) Phase 1a...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of Local Authority Delivery funding has been allocated to projects compared with that allocated for the...

      Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to allocate the remaining £300 million from the Local Authority Delivery scheme to local energy hubs.

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 1335, COP26 and deep coal mining in the UK.

      Natural Gas: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of blending hydrogen with natural gas in the gas grid on (a) carbon...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 151583 on the Green Homes Grant Scheme, what proportion of the...

      Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that UK nuclear fuel needs are filled by UK produced fuels.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much of the £500m local authority delivery element of Green Homes Grant voucher scheme has been used to date.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department is having with HM Treasury on funding for projects to reduce domestic carbon emissions...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2021 to Question 143010, on Wind Power, what support has been provided to Ofgem to...

      Vaccination: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to increase the UK’s long-term ability to manufacture vaccines.

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much sciences investment was provided by the British Business Banks life sciences investment programme in 2020; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the implications of the cost differential of the AstraZeneca vaccine for the UK and...

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much has been spent on the Advanced Research & Invention Agency since March 2020.

      Wool: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support research and development into wool-based products in Wales.

      Clean Steel Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to implement the Clean Steel Fund.

      Printing Machinery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to prevent printer manufacturers from locking devices to only being able to use...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Border Communities against Brexit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, for what reason his Department has not engaged with Border Communities against Brexit.

    • Ethnic Groups: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to his Answer of 3 September 2020 to Question 78928, on Ethnic Groups: Northern Ireland, what progress has been made on providing...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the current guidance on prioritisation of people with learning difficulties for...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure GPs are able to identify people with a learning disability who qualify for the covid-19 vaccine under...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to tackle regional differences in the covid-19 vaccination rate.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) best practice and (b) ethical guidelines were followed in the development of the QCovid risk assessment algorithm; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to publish guidance on vaccinating unpaid carers against covid-19.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reschedule cancer operations that have been cancelled during the covid-19 crisis outbreak.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on cancer (a) surgeries, (b) treatments and (c) diagnosis.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of NHS staff in each ethnic group in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland have been offered the covid-19 vaccine; and...

      Processed Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has has with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on incentivising food and drink...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether international visitors to the UK who are (a) unable to return home, (b) clinically vulnerable and (c) elderly are able to receive...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of creating a communications package for local public health teams,...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that new regulations proposed by his Department on the promotion of foods that are high in fat, sugar...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of vaccinators have been offered employment in the mile radius they specified as part of the recruitment process.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that all unpaid carers will have access to the covid-19 vaccine, including those carers not...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has commissioned an assessment of the effect on vaccine take-up of materials promoting covid-19 vaccines in languages other...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to notify people once they have been removed from the Shielded Patient List.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of childhood obesity levels in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry in each of the last five...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has commissioned an assessment of the level of engagement with materials promoting the covid-19 vaccination campaign in...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance published on 6 January 2021 on A testing service for homecare workers in England, when he plans to publish...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for a review of healthcare personal protective equipment guidelines in response to the greater infectiousness of the...

      Healthy Start Scheme: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to promote the Healthy Start scheme via a new communications package to improve uptake when the value of the...

      Community Discharge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department will use to assess the effectiveness of the Community Discharge Fund.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 141632, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of a laddered...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) a list of PPE orders agreed by the Government and subsequently cancelled since 1 March 2020 and (b) the reasons...

      Care Homes: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to continue the (a) Infection Control Fund, (b) Workforce Capacity Fund and (c) Rapid Testing Fund for care providers...

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his Answer of 10 February 2021 to Question 147873 and with reference to his responsibility in addressing gambling related...

      Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 109439 on Hearing Impairment: Coronavirus, when the pilot referred to in relation...

      Pharmacy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the finding by Ernst and Young in its September 2020 report, Impacts...

      Protective Clothing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timetable is for the retrieval of the lost PPE that consultants are looking for.

      Carers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has in place to identify people who are defined as adult carers and therefore qualify for priority covid-19 vaccination;...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the additional £260 million allocated to Health Education England in the November 2020 Spending Review will be...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of plans to introduce (a) advertising and (b) promotional restrictions on foods high...

      Confectionery: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to exempt healthy snacks from restrictions proposed by his Department on the promotion of confectionery products.

      Food and Drinks: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the ability of SMEs in the hospitality and food and drink manufacturing industries who have regularly...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether there is a cross-governmental group with a focus on health inequalities.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of face masks in controlling the transmission of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising people with learning disabilities for the covid-19 vaccine.

      Vaccination: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to ensure people access annual annual vaccinations for (a) flu and (b) covid-19.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason there has been a reduction in uptake of the Healthy Start scheme since May 2020.

      Coronavirus: New York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has held discussions with representatives of the US Administration leading on the response to the covid-19 pandemic in New...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure the needs of people with dementia are included in plans to ease the covid-19 lockdown; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the vaccine priority group Frontline health and social care workers includes unpaid carers.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prioritise foster carers for covid-19 vaccination.

      Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2021 to Question 141964 on Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Diagnosis, for what reason information...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence from Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation that supports the change in guidance on covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of clinical commissioning groups on the potential merits of capturing...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which languages (a) written and (b) video materials promoting covid-19 vaccines have been translated into.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure people with a learning disability are given priority for receiving a covid-19 vaccine in...

      Chief Medical Officer: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an equivalent Chief Medical Officer role for mental health.

      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 9 November 2020, 2 December 2020 and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support and offer the covid-19 vaccine to people with (a) blood cancer and (b) and other blood...

      Surgery: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of people who were on the waiting list for NHS operations who have now received private operations.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has to hold itself accountable for procurement practices under the terms of the new NHS White Paper.

      Mental Health Services: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the availability of mental health support for children and young people in Gloucestershire; and if...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria were used to determine the membership of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review team.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of developing a covid-19 mental health recovery strategy for children and young people; and if he will make a...

      Mental Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to appoint a new Mental Health Equalities Champion; what the process is for that appointment; and what the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what additional support he is providing to primary care providers to vaccinate housebound patients.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the common risks of exposures of people who contracted covid-19 by setting in each local authority area in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on providing a 24-hour vaccination service; and if he will make a statement.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria were used to award the contract for running the Patient Reference Group established following the publication of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people in the top four priority groups who have not yet received the covid-19 vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what tools his Department is using to keep track of those people who have received the covid-19 vaccination; and whether the NHS numbers...

      Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on public health of the lack of mental health expertise on the Scientific Advisory Group for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will include asthma sufferers who are prescribed steroid inhalers in the first phase of the covid-19 vaccination roll-out.

      Patient Safety Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Patient Safety Commissioner's responsibilities are planned to be.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the Government has decided not to implement recommendation 3 of the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising children in residential children's homes for the covid-19 vaccine in...

      Eat Out to Help Out Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what effect the Eat Out to Help Out scheme had on levels of covid-19 infections.

      Coronavirus: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the evidence supporting the restriction of takeaway alcohol sales from pubs and licensed premises during the November...

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) depression and (b) anxiety in (i) children, (ii) teenagers and (iii) adults...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising people in close contact with the clinically extremely vulnerable for...

      Primary Health Care: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 February 2021 to Question 150736, if he will make an assessment of potential merits of publishing an...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence he has received on the potential effect on the transmission of covid-19 of lateral flow tests being incorrectly...

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis is for the decision to have all school pupils return on 8 March 2021 rather than a staggered approach.

    • Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that school pupils who are required to self-isolate due to the covid-19 outbreak do not fall behind at...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the logistics required to facilitate testing of older pupils for covid-19 before they attend their first on-site lesson...

      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...

      Remote Education: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of January 29 2021 to Question 142923 on Remote Education, how much funding has been allocated to technical support to help...

      Summer Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how he plans to allocate the Government's £200 million funding for face-to-face secondary summer school provision; and if he will publish those...

      Schools: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason he changed the census date for schools from January 2021 to October 2020 for the financial year beginning April 2021.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to provide additional temporary classrooms ahead of schools and colleges reopening to all students on 8 March 2021.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that schools are adequately ventilated to make them covid-19-secure when school pupils return on 8 March...

      Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance his Department will be providing to Local Education Authorities and schools on the safeguarding checks required following the...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether the recently announced £300 million of catch up tutoring will go directly to schools.

      Teachers: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress his Department has made on establishing pilot schemes for teacher sabbaticals.

      Eleven Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will bring the 11-plus in line with other exams by linking test results to the National Pupil Database.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2021 to Question 137960 on pupil premium allocation, how many pupils in (a) mainstream and (b) special...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Black British history is incorporated into the national curriculum of schools in England.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to reply to the correspondence of 10 December 2020 and of 15 January 2021 from the right hon. Member for Weston-super-Mare on behalf of...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take with the new Education Recovery Commissioner to tackle non-academic factors to support children’s attainment.

      Females: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support women to access education to help their return to the labour market.

      Question

      What steps his Department plans to take to implement the Government's levelling up agenda.

      Question

      If he will ensure covid-19 catch-up funding for 16 to 19 year olds is not limited to students with low prior attainment in GCSE English and maths.

      Question

      What steps his Department is taking to maintain levels of funding for universities and higher education institutes based in London.

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many devices provided to schools via the Get help with technology programme have been returned to the manufacturer for repair.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing the content of (a) GCSE and (b) A level exams in summer 2022 due to school closures...

      Question

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the end of the transition period on (a) further and (b) higher education.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what amount of expired Apprenticeship Levy funding has been reclaimed from each NHS foundation trust in the East of England.

      Educational Visits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will issue guidance to schools on the planning and booking of domestic residential trips to take place after the 21 June 2021...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department has provided to students affected by the covid-19 lockdown.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley dated 17 November regarding Mr Asghar.

      National Skills Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many adults received training directly funded by the National Skills Fund in 2020; and how many people are projected to receive that training in 2021.

      Turing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 152653 on the Turing Scheme, what estimate he has made of student demand for the Turing Scheme...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to increase the number of students taking on apprenticeships.

      Sixth Form Bolton: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 on Students: Coronavirus, whether Bolton Sixth Form college will receive increased bursary funding.

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he make a further assessment of the potential merits of reimbursing university students for (a) tuition fees and (b) accommodation throughout the...

      Apprentices: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect on apprentices who have been unable to sit their functional skills tests in Maths and English due to...

      Paramedical Staff: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on support for paramedic students with health conditions to ensure...

      Apprentices: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's joint consultation with Ofqual, Alternative arrangements for the award of VTQs and other general qualifications in...

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits of increasing the number of SME businesses involved in apprenticeship schemes and (b)...

      Education: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to tackle educational disadvantage in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support the financial stability of early years and childcare providers in (a) Coventry North East constituency,...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Women's Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release, Extra funding for organisations that steer women away from crime, published on 23 January 2021, if...

    • Women's Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will publish the Departmental modelling that led to the announcement of up to 500 new prison cells in women’s prisons; and what assessment...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps he is taking to improve the transition of individuals turning 18 years old from the youth justice system to the adult justice system.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many escapes there were from (a) prisons and (b) young offender institutions in 2020; and from which prison or institution those escapes took place.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners escaped from prisons in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Young Offenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the (a) needs and (b) characteristics of girls in the youth justice system.

      Prisons and Young Offender Institutions: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, as of 12 February 2021, how many and which (a) prisons or (b) Youth Offender Institutions have reported staffing sicknesses levels of over 10 per cent.

      Remand in Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times a young person has been remanded to custody due to a lack of suitable local authority accommodation in each of the last five calendar years.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many prisoners serving sentences in the women's prison estate are (a) women and (b) transwomen.

      Prisoners: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, as of 12 February 2021, which (a) prisons and (b) Youth Offender Institutions have more than 10 suspected or confirmed cases of covid-19 among the...

      Prisoners' Release: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of whether additional funding is required to support prison leavers at risk of homelessness in the region of London compared...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the updated HMPPS Drug and Alcohol Strategy will be published.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether new dedicated staff set to act as brokers for prisoners to secure quicker access to accommodation and services on release in eleven prisons will...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his timescale is for meeting the target set by the Crime and Justice Task Force to get 75 per cent of prison leavers with an assessed substance...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of increasing sentences for people convicted of pet theft.

      Ministry of Justice: Crime and Justice Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what targets the Crime and Justice Task Force has set for (a) his Department and (b) HM Prison and Probation Service.

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of increasing the maximum prison sentence for pet theft.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, of the total convictions recorded in the last five years involving a crime committed by a prisoner against a prison officer or another employee of Her...

      Crown Court: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Crown Court sitting days have been lost in each month since January 2020.

      Crown Court: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many Crown Court sitting days there have been in each month of the last three years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many attacks on prison officers occurred in the last five years by (a) year and (b) type of offence.

      Courts: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fines were (a) imposed by the courts and (b) paid in 2019.

      Courts and Tribunals: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many times illegal drugs were confiscated on the HM Courts & Tribunals Service estate in the last five years.

      Ministry of Justice: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what his Department's five largest outsourcing contracts are by (a) name and (b) cost of each to the exchequer.

      Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many courts in England and Wales his Department plans to close in the next five years.

      Crown Court: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of Crown Court cases where victims have dropped out due to delays caused by the case backlog.

      Mentally Disordered Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he made of the implications for his policies of the 2013 Law Commission report entitled, Criminal Liability: Insanity and Automatism.

      Cemeteries: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many complaints he has received in relation to the management of private cemeteries in each of the last ten years.

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average length of time taken to process an application for a Power of Attorney.

      Funerals: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent estimate his Department has made of the average cost of a funeral.

  • Treasury

    • Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the reasons for the differences in self-certification requirements for limited company directors for accessing (a) income support, (b) the self...

    • Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of reducing the bank overdraft penalty rate for the remainder of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Banks and Building Societies: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the Access to Banking Protocol on preventing bank and building society branch closures.

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of not requiring dividends to be taken into account when calculating levels of covid-19 income support...

      Off-payroll Working: Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to HC Deb 19 May 2020, cc543, if he will publish the outcomes of the research into the long-term effects of the 2017 IR35 reform on the...

      Cultural Heritage: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment HMRC has made of the effectiveness of tax relief to national heritage assets to ensure continued Public Rights of Way access.

      Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to replace the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight system.

      Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what additional resources he will make available to improve the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of raising the threshold of the high income child benefit charge from the financial year...

      National Infrastructure Bank: Durham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) potential merits of and (b) implications for his policy on levelling up of siting the National Infrastructure Bank...

      Business: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of deferring the VAT payments due by 31 March 2021 for businesses worst affected by the covid-19...

      Buildings: VAT Zero Rating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a zero-rating of VAT on remedial fire safety works to buildings.

      Hospitality Industry: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending (a) business rates relief and (b) the temporary VAT reduction for businesses in the...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of removing VAT charges on building work to remove dangerous cladding for leaseholders that are not...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he plans to make available to gyms in respect of (a) VAT and (b) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to enable those businesses to re-open...

      Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to improve the performance of the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system for small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken to extend the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme to (a) people who previously did not qualify and (b) people who have become...

      Alcoholic Drinks: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reducing VAT on sales of alcohol to support the pub industry.

      Personal Care Services: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the hair and beauty industry on the potential merits of reducing VAT to five per cent for...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the eligibility criteria for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme to include the...

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on social enterprises of the end of Social Investment Tax Relief once the sunset clause is reached in...

      Museums and Galleries: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of retaining the Museums and Galleries Exhibitions Tax Relief sunset clause beyond its current...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many accounts have been placed on Time to Pay Arrangements; and how many accounts on Time to Pay Arrangements have been sent to debt collection...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the current nil rate band up to £500,000 on stamp duty land tax for a further 12 months.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reason his Department does not hold complaints in respect of the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme centrally.

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Debt Management directorate of HMRC in (a) 2018,...

      Wholesale Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the business rates relief available for retail, hospitality or leisure businesses to...

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Benefits and Credits directorate of HMRC in (a)...

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Personal Tax Operations directorate of HMRC in (a)...

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Campaigns and Projects directorate of HMRC in (a)...

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Customer Service Group of HMRC in (a) 2018, (b)...

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what information his Department holds on the Average Working Days Lost for civil servants working in the Business Tax and Customs directorate of HMRC in...

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Average Working Days Lost was in HMRC for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in the calendar year (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

      Revenue and Customs: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the Average Working Days Lost was in HMRC for civil servants (a) aged 30 and younger, (b) 30 to 50, (c) 50 to 60 and (d) over 60 in the calendar year...

      Corporation Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 151725, on Business: Coronavirus, what estimate he has made of the amount of interest that...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what his policy is on employers taking furlough payments from employees as loans to support their business.

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 134488, on Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, when time may be available to provide a breakdown of...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of telephony waiting times customers experience when calling HMRC.

      Duty Free Allowances: Shops

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of how duty free in arrival stores will benefit the UK’s travel industry.

      Regional Planning and Development: North of England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including a budget for the north of England as part of the levelling up policy.

      Beer: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the number of jobs created by the brewing sector compared with the (a) wine and (b) spirits sectors.

      Environment Protection: Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, in reference to the Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity published on 2 February 2021, what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of taxing income from capital by abolishing the separate Capital Gains Tax-free allowance...

      Aviation: Coronavirus

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

      Wholesale Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the levels of financial support available to wholesalers on the financial viability of that sector during the...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will increase the support available via the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant to include new entrants with a 2019/20 tax return.

      Football Association Premier League: Broadcasting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on the viability of introducing a levy on the Premier...

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the (a) effect of the small brewers relief scheme on the survival and growth of the UK’s small...

      Business: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of financial support schemes for businesses in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry...

      Towns Fund: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether funding from the proposed 0.2 per cent reduction in the Official Development Assistance budget will be used to fund Town Deals.

      Fire and Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will announce a long term funding settlement for fire and rescue services in Budget 2021.

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will use Budget 2021 to end the sanctions system under universal credit, jobseeker's allowance and employment and support allowance.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate adequate funding in Budget 2021 to end the five week wait for universal credit.

      British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many meetings he has had with (a) The British Private Equity and (b) Venture Capital Association, since 1 March 2020.

      Self-Employment Income Support Scheme: Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that self-employed people in receipt of Self Employment Income Support Scheme grants are not disadvantaged by...

      Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) extending the application date for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme and...

      Cost Benefit Analysis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has recommended changes to the social discount rates that his Department applies; and whether those changes will be applied retrospectively to...

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on defined benefit pension schemes of interest rate reforms to move from RPI to CPIH.

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will allocate funding to the Department for Work and Pensions to extend the £20 uplift to universal credit beyond 2021.

      Freezing of Assets: Libya

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate the Office of Financial Sanctions has made of the aggregate value of Libyan frozen funds held by UK institutions in the past 10 years.

      Money Laundering: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the use of Scottish Limited Partnerships to illegally launder money.

      National Savings and Investments: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to reduce the number of customer complaints made against National Savings & Investments.

      National Savings and Investments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the backlog of National Savings & Investment customers seeking to withdraw their funds.

      National Savings and Investments: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many customer service staff National Savings & Investments employs.

      European Investment Bank: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (a) how much of the UK’s share of the European Investment Bank’s paid-in subscribed capital has been repaid under the terms of the Withdrawal...

      Former Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 29 October 2020, entitled Time for a Fair Deal, and signed by former Ministers at the then Department of...

      Companies: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what conditions he attached to coronavirus business interruption loan scheme loans to private equity owned companies.

      Economic Situation: Brexit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish information on the net financial benefit to the (a) Exchequer and (b) UK economy as a result of the UK leaving the EU after one year;...

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy of the Common Framework for debt relief in preventing private creditors using UK law to sue for unpaid...

      Retirement: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect of older workers taking early retirement as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • European Social Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has for a successor programme to the European Social Fund Programme in Northern Ireland.

    • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many FTE staff in his Department (a) were responsible for the Local Growth Fund in (i) 2019-20 and (ii) 2020-21...

      Towns Fund: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the names of all Town Deal Board Chairs.

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish documents of each bid submitted for a Town Deal.

      Parish Councils: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will extend The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether a proportion of the Levelling Up Fund will be pre-committed.

      Business Premises: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to make the Code of Practice for the commercial property sector compulsory.

      Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress has been made on bringing forward legislation to give freeholders the right to challenge the...

      Leasehold: National Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to implement the Law Commission’s recommendations on leasehold reform of National Trust...

      Homelessness: Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward emergency legislative proposals to ensure people who have no recourse to public funds and who...

      Small Businesses: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the expiry of the moratorium on the landlord’s right of forfeiture for non-payment of rent...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2021 to Question 144715 on Homelessness: Coronavirus, if he will publish the...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many people who were housed under the Everyone In initiative in 2020 have received a covid-19 vaccination.

      Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Crime and Justice Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what targets the Crime and Justice Task Force has set for his Department.

      Vagrancy Act 1824

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to repeal the Vagrancy Act 1824.

      Floods: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of whether the eligibility criteria of 25 or more flooded households for the...

      Antisemitism: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what information he holds on which local authorities in England have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance...

      Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities in respect of ensuring compliance with the commercial...

      Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of properties classed as self-catering accommodation for non-domestic rates...

      Holiday Accommodation: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of applying the letting requirements set out in HMRC guidance note...

      Population: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of Office of National Statistics population growth estimates for Coventry.

      Local Government: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to respond to the recommendations of The Committee on Standards in Public Life’s...

      Local Government Association: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment his Department has made of the financial sustainability of the Local Government Association...

      Regional Planning and Development: Telford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce his decision on the Telford Town Deal Board Investment Plan submission to his Department.

      Local Government: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of (a) the number of local authorities which were subject to cyber attack, (b) the...

      Wigan Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the cumulative total is of Government funding in response to covid-19 that has been provided to Wigan Council.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that the most diverse local authority areas receive additional funding for community...

      Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the Community Security Trust's...

      Housing: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of properties completed by Homes England in the North West in each of the last...

      Property Development: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, under which legislation he plans to introduce the Gateway 2 developer levy he announced on 10 February 2021.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of the £3.5 billion he announced on 10 February 2021 will be funded from (a) from the Gateway 2...

      Buildings: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the draft Building Safety Bill, whether the Golden Thread provision will apply to all buildings.

      Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the Building Safety Fund is declining to fund the replacement of the main access timber walkways at...

      Building Safety Fund

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 15 January 2021 on his...

      High Rise Flats: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate his Department has made of the level of revenue lost by (a) tenants and (b) leaseholders due to home...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the additional £3.5 billion announced for the Building Safety Fund will cover residential buildings that...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of engaging specialist inspectors to undertake...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to crack down on developers found to have improperly installed cladding in breach...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support is available to leaseholders in buildings over 18 metres whose buildings failed the External...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 151623 on Electric Vehicles: Charging Points, when his...

      Private Rented Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to tackle increases in the level of rent arrears in the private rented sector as a result of the...

      First Time Buyers: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to support first-time homebuyers in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b)...

      Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of support available for customers using the Help to Buy...

      Rents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing a covid-19 rent debt fund for renters in financial...

      Sheltered Housing: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the (a) retirement and (b) extra...

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to help ensure the provision of retirement and extra care housing across all...

      Derelict Land: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities prioritise the development of brown field sites...

      Housing Market: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to enforce guidance on house viewings during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of prohibiting in-person viewing of properties for rent during...

      Planning: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the proposed changes to community input in planning at the local plan stage set out in the Planning...

      Housing: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) remote working and (b) housing demand outside of towns and...

      Planning Permission: Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the importance of advertising planning notices in local newspapers to (a) the elderly...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 12 October 2020 on the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what policies the Army Foundation College has to ensure that female armed forces recruits under the age of 18 in its care are safeguarded from sexually...

    • Armed Forces: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the data recorded in the Joint Personnel Administration system, how many complaints have been made by female armed forces recruits...

      International Military Services: Arbitration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what information he holds on the date of the next court hearing on IMS arbitration.

      International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his rationale was for changing all of the Directors of International Military Services Ltd simultaneously in September 2020; and what steps his...

      International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to bring the records of International Military Services Ltd onto an International Military Services Ltd site in the UK so that those...

      International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many employees of his Department are contracted to work at International Military Services Ltd.

      International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish a list of the outstanding supply commitments International Military Services Ltd had at the time of its operational close down in 2010.

      Iran: International Military Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the July 2010 IMS Management Board minutes, for what reasons the IMS Ltd. debt to Iran was not settled in July 2010.

      Navy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Royal Navy shore-based establishments in Scotland which are in use.

      Army: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Army bases and establishments in Scotland which are in use.

      A400M Aircraft and Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the different missions, capabilities and roles of the (a) C-130J and (b) A400M.

      European Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2021 to Question 153143 on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement, if he will publish those criteria.

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the potential effect on capability of the early retirement of the C-130J; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Force: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list the Royal Air Force bases and establishments in Scotland which are in use.

      Aircraft Carriers: Early Warning Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, when Crowsnest will be fitted to the Carrier Strike Group.

      Fleet Solid Support Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November 2020 to Question 120779 on Fleet Solid Support Ships, what recent assessment he has made of whether that target...

      HMS Prince of Wales: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2020 to Question 126964, on HMS Prince of Wales: Repairs and Maintenance, when those repairs will be completed.

      Type 23 Frigates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the forecasted out of service dates are for the Type 23 Frigate, by ship.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what ratio of land to sea training is planned for the T6 Texan once the certification issues have been resolved.

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of ensuring service personnel going on active deployment receive the covid-19...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Affinity/Ascent contract of 25 years, when during that contract he plans to review the choice of aircraft specified for the UK...

      A400M Aircraft and Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the (a) time frame (b) estimated cost is of upgrading the A400M to undertake the roles and duties of C-130J fleet.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the ratio is of day to night flying of the T6 Texan II based at RAF Valley.

      Africa: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 152536 on Africa: Armed Forces, which branches the personnel trained from (a) Nigeria and (b)...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the level of compliance of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust with the Chartered Institution of...

    • Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the (a) total and (b) average size was of deductions from universal credit claimants; and how many claimants had deductions taken, in the...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people have been given a placement on the Kickstart Scheme (a) in the UK and (b) by each parliamentary constituency.

      Jobcentres: Staff

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

      Unemployment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support the Government is providing to people aged over 55 who have lost their jobs as a result of the covid-19 pandemic to retrain and...

      Kickstart Scheme: Blaenau Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many young people living in Blaenau Gwent constituency were registered with the Kickstart scheme as of 23 February 2021.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Average Working Days Lost was for civil servants in her Department (a) from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and (b)...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2021 to Question 151764, on Universal Credit, whether that new process covers claimants that are paid...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of extending the Kickstart scheme to candidates who were aged 16-24 at the time that...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress her Department has made on securing new contracts for (a) personal independence payment and (b) work capability assessments from...

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to support in-work progression.

      Tradeshow Access Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the oral evidence of the Minister for Employment to the Work and Pensions Committee of 11 February 2021, when her...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department has taken to make businesses aware that they can join the Kickstart Scheme, without the threshold of a minimum 30 jobs.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many prosecutions have been pursued by the Health and Safety Executive relating to outbreaks of covid-19 in occupational settings; and if...

      Kickstart Scheme: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what further steps her Department plans to take to promote the Kickstart scheme throughout West Yorkshire.

      Manufacturing Industries: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what powers the Health and Safety Executive has to investigate factories in Leicester where the failure to implement covid-19 safety measures...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many benefits claimants receive their payments into a Post Office card account.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether businesses that operate under a partnership structure are eligible to take part in the Kickstart scheme.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Kickstart placements have been offered to young people with a criminal record.

      Manufacturing Industries: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many garment factories in Leicester have failed a covid-19 inspection conducted by the Health and Safety Executive.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason reassessments for personal independence payments (PIP) are treated as a new claim following a tribunal award; and what...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what support she is putting in place for people (a) awaiting a face-to-face assessment for employment and support allowance, (b) whose...

      Social security benefits: Terminal illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to (a) publish and (b) implement the recommendations from the Department’s review of the benefits system for...

      Carer's Allowance: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of implementing a £20 a week supplement to people receiving the Carers Allowance in...

      Social Security Benefits: Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason his Department was not able to renew its contract with the Post Office to accept welfare payments through Post Office accounts.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect of including discretionary and hardship payments as income for the purposes of...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, (what recent assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of universal credit payment rates; and whether her Department undertakes...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims were made for Support for Mortgage Interest in each of the last 12 months (a) in total and (b) by (i) disability, (ii)...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether EU nationals who moved to the UK after March 2020 and prior to 31 December 2020 are eligible to apply for a National Insurance number.

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 2 February 2021 to Question 145157 on bereavement benefits, whether the remedial order will be fully retrospective...

      Independent Case Examiner: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to help reduce wait times for the Independent Case Examiner to asses a complaint.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to (a) mitigate the effects of the pause in face-to-face interviews and issuing of National Insurance numbers and (b)...

      National Insurance Contributions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the digital service for issuing National Insurance Numbers will be ready for public use.

      Access to Work Programme: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that the Access to Work fast track assessment process is available to all disabled workers to enable them...

      Child Support Agency: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to resolve as soon as possible the problems with the computer system which writes off CSA debt.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions,what the Average Working Days Lost was for civil servants in her Department who have (a) declared themselves as having a disability and (b)...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the Average Working Days Lost was for civil servants in her Department (a) aged 30 and younger, (b) 30 to 50, (c) 50 to 60 and (d) over...

      Autism: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she has made an assessment of the potential merits of introducing a vehicle access scheme specifically for people who have been...

      Motability Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions her Department has had with Motability Operations Ltd on reviewing the eligibility for the Motability scheme.

  • Cop26

  • Home Office

    • Children: Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the efficacy of the National Referral Mechanism process in supporting victims of child criminal exploitation.

    • Migrant Workers: Au Pairs and Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how private individuals and households can register as an approved UK employer for the purposes of employing an au pair, child care...

      Migrant Workers: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to promote the Settled Status scheme to EU workers in the social care sector.

      Visas: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many visitor visas are not taken up because of a death of (a) the applicant or (b) the sponsor.

      Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what equalities and human rights impact assessments she plans to undertake ahead of bringing forward legislative proposals on the right to...

      Security: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the increased (a) costs, (b) course length and (c) written examination content in...

      Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has consulted protest groups on any forthcoming legislative proposals related to protest.

      Firearms: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish her Department's response to its Firearms Safety consultation.

      Emergency Services Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will set out a timetable for the activation of all Emergency Services Network sites.

      Extradition Act 2003: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests were made under Part 1 of the Extradition Act 2003 in (a) January 2021 and (b) in each month of 2020.

      Emergency Services Network: Strathconon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 71074, on Emergency Services Network: Strathconon, what steps her Department has taken to...

      Emergency Services Network: Argyll and Bute

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 13 July 2020 to Question 71074, on Emergency Services Network: Strathconon, if she will take steps to allocate...

      Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many arrests have been made under the Extradition (Provisional Arrest) Act 2020 (a) since that Act was brought into force and (b) in...

      Dogs: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to tackle dog theft; and if she will make a statement.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens have been awarded settled status (a) in total and (b) in each month since that scheme was launched.

      Crimes of Violence: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether guidance has been issued to police forces on recording data when a transwoman is arrested for a violent or sexual offence.

      Health Services and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many families of (a) NHS workers and (b) independent health and social care workers who have died after contracting covid-19 have (i)...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to standardise policies on body worn cameras on a national, rather than force-by-force, basis.

      Health Services and Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many extensions UKVI has processed via the covid-19 auto-extension visa scheme for eligible health professionals (a) working in the NHS,...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has for the further roll out of body worn video cameras to police forces.

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many complaints have been received about the lack of recording by body worn video cameras in frontline policing, per police force.

      Migrant Workers: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the (a) average and (b) longest time it has taken to (i) process a visa extension via the covid-19...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police officers are equipped to wear body worn cameras for each police force in England and Wales.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Minimum Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the minimum unit pricing for sales of alcohol in Scotland in reducing...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to bring into force the offence of threatening with an offensive weapon etc in a private place as provided for by section 52...

      Coronavirus: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of covid-related fines issued by the police have been collected.

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance her Department has issued to police forces to help tackle pet thefts.

      Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of the participation of Overseas Territories in the Protected Person's Scheme.

      Travellers: Camping Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's consultation on unauthorised encampments, what steps she plans to take to protect the (a) rights of...

      Travellers: Camping Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the Government plans to publish its response to the Strengthening police powers to tackle unauthorised encampments consultation,...

      Greater Manchester Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many of the 20,000 police officers recruited as part of the national campaign will be recruited to Greater Manchester Police.

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many body worn cameras each police force has in England and Wales.

      Emergency Services Network: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, for what reason her Department has limited the scope of its partnership with the Scottish Government to deliver sites that were formerly...

      Licensing Laws: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of advertising licensing applications under Regulation 25 The Licensing Act 2003 (Premises...

      Catalytic Converters: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the Scrap Metal Dealers Act 2013 to...

      Asylum: Greek Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department will take to relocate more asylum seekers and refugees from the Aegean Islands to the UK.

      Biometric Residence Permits: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of health professionals requiring a Biometric Residence Permit (BRP) have been affected by technical faults in...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of giving Indefinite Leave to Remain to all migrant NHS workers and their families.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how long on average her Department took to respond to casework from hon. Members in each month of (a) 2020 and (b) 2019; and when her...

      Asylum: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2021 to Question 151645, what services are provided by her Department's service providers in (a)...

      Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what costs have been incurred to date to provide temporary accommodation for asylum seekers at Yarl's Wood.

      Migrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2021 to Question 148830, on Immigrants: Coronavirus, how many and what proportion of the reporting...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when officials in her Department plan to respond to the correspondence of 7 October 2020 from the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston,...

      Hassockfield Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to open a new immigration removal centre for women on the former site of the Hassockfield Secure Training...

      Migrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for the review of the adjusted right to work checking process adopted during the covid-19 outbreak; and what...

      Asylum: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what process her Department uses to assess asylum seekers to determine whether they have particular vulnerabilities which mean they cannot...

      Asylum: Penally Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans her Department has to suspend the use of the Penally training camp as temporary accommodation for asylum seekers between 21 March...

      Immigration Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether the pilot for reducing the time period of auto-bail hearings from four to two months has concluded.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to mark United Nations International Day for the elimination of racial...

    • Fossil Fuels: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the President of COP26 on the continued use of public money to fund fossil...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Israeli Government on the covid-19 vaccination rates of Palestinians living...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the UN’s Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for the...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to announce a contribution to the UN’s Virtual High-Level Pledging Event for...

      India: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions his Department has had with the Indian Government on promoting the (a) safety of...

      Israeli Settlements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the new US Administration on the issue of Israeli annexation...

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court.

      International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the International Criminal Court.

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding his Department and its predecessors allocated to the...

      Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reasons the UK has deposited a new Instrument of Acceptance dated 14 December 2020 under Article XVII of...

      Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development: Public appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the OECD’s statement that climate change requires urgent, strong and co-operative action...

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the suspension of plans to repatriate Rohingya...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last raised the issue of the demolition of Palestinian homes with his Israeli counterparts.

      British Nationals Overseas: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has taken steps to support British nationals overseas in accessing covid-19 vaccines.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on the demolition of Palestinian homes.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last made representations to (a) his Moroccan counterpart and (b) the Moroccan Ambassador on the...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the US administration on the closure of Guantanamo Bay since the election of...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will raise in the UN Security Council the ongoing instability in the Mahgreb following the renewed...

      Indonesia: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Indonesian counterpart on the imposition of strict sharia law in the province...

      UN Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty Review Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to send Observers to the first First Conference of States Parties to the UN Treaty...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will ask the UN Secretary General (a) how many allegations of human rights abuses have been made to the...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 144869, on Western Sahara: Politics and Government, and the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle the demolition of Palestinian homes by the Israeli authorities.

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2021 to Question 149268 on Mohamed Lamin Haddi, when he last spoke to his...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much and what proportion of the 2021 Official Development Assistance budget had been allocated as part of...

      Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran’s regional...

      India: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to assess the effect of recent agricultural protests in India on the (a) Conceptual...

      Myanmar: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to repatriate UK citizen's unable to leave Myanmar.

      China: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in the US Administration in respect of whether the treatment of...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the role of Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and the...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the credibility of allegations that have been made in respect of the (a) detention...

      Nawaf al-Osaimi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to reports that Nawaf al-Osaimi is facing imminent execution in Saudi Arabia for a crime committed...

      China: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to ascertain the (a) views of Uighur and other Xinjiang minority representatives (i)...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his (a) international counterparts and (b) Cabinet colleagues on developing a...

      International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have (i) met virtually, by phone or in person and (ii)...

      China: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish the criteria the Government is using to determine whether Magnitsky sanctions should be applied...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the accuracy of reports of children being shot by snipers in Yemen.

      Israel: West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if we will ask the Israeli Government for compensation or restitution for the destruction of UK-funded...

      Sayed Hasan Ameen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to make representations to the Bahraini Government before the hearing of Sayed Hasan Ameen takes...

      Palestinians: Textbooks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the international review of the content of Palestinian Authority school...

      Israel: Sovereignty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government continues to accept the legal validity of the San Remo declaration of April 1920 on...

      Developing Countries: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2021 to Question 145839 on Developing Countries: Remote Education, whether...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to highlight education as part of the global policy agenda of the UK’s presidency of...

      Belarus: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on (a) the recent jailing of journalists in Belarus and (b)...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the proposed health systems strengthening position paper.

      Overseas Aid: Trachoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of funding under the aid budget initiatives to tackle the...

      Belarus: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of (a) Magnitsky-style or (b) other...

      Rwanda: Human Rights

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

  • Cabinet Office

    • Immigration Controls: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many lorries have been turned away at UK borders as a result of the driver failing to produce a negative...

    • Government Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to improve the Government’s response rate to Freedom of Information...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care and (b) Public Health England on the introduction of...

    • Fossil Fuels: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent discussions she has had with the President of COP26 on the continued use of public money to fund fossil fuel projects overseas.

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of (a) support and (b) advice for businesses exporting to the EU.

      TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of its policy on the World Trade Organisation's TRIPS Waiver proposal on the...

      TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many meetings the Government has had with pharmaceutical industry representatives on the TRIPS Waiver proposal; and what the feedback...

      Bicycles: Antidumping Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, for what reason anti-dumping duty exemptions on certain bike and e-bike lines have not been maintained after the end of the transition period.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing under 18 sports clubs to resume at the same time as schools...

    • Gaming: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) gaming companies, (b) e-sports companies and (c) gaming ancillary chat platforms on (i)...

      UK Safer Internet Centre: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of funding for the UK Safer Internet Centre.

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the covid-19 roadmap guidance will be updated to cover fairgrounds and travelling fairgrounds; and whether that guidance...

      Health: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of gyms in improving the health and fitness of their members and providing...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will (a) publish a timeline for re-opening gyms and (b) confirm the status of gyms as essential businesses that provide...

      Broadband: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much funding he plans to allocate to Wales under the UK Rural Gigabit Connectivity Programme.

      Freedom of Information: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what the average length of delay in initiating the investigation of complaints submitted to the Information Commissioner under...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the vaccination for covid-19 of older people, whether he has made an assessment of the safety of reopening...

      Gambling Act 2005: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to review of the Gambling Act 2005, what powers are currently available to the Gambling Commission to...

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to include financial promotions in the Online Safety Bill.

      Festival UK* 2022: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much spending has been allocated to the Festival UK* 2022 in (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23; and from which departmental...

      Festivals and Special Occasions: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with organisations responsible for running festivals this year on insurance issues.

      Horse Riding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Covid19 Response, Spring 2021, published in February 2021, CP 398, whether the Government classifies...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department plans to publish a response to the Levelling up our communities: proposals for a new social covenant...

      Local Press: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the importance of...

      Musicians: Visas and Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of additional visa and work permit restrictions on the (i) number and (ii)...

      Culture: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made an assessment of the economic effect of additional non-tariff barriers to trade for small and...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish a strategy to re-open the live events sector as covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Aquariums: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether aquariums are included among the indoor attractions that will be able to open in Step 3 of the roadmap for reopening...

    • Tagging: Cats and Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a single database of microchipped cats and dogs to help...

      Tagging: Cats and Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring veterinarians to scan the mircochips of cats and dogs upon...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to help increase awareness of pet theft among (a) pet owners, (b) veterinarians and (c) the police.

      Moorland: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the reasons for wildfires (a) on Bodmin Moor, (b) on Dartmoor, (c) on Benbecula and (d) in...

      Rivers: Brent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the scheduled programme is for the Environment Agency to clear the rubbish traps on the rivers Brent and Silkstream...

      National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the proposed National Landscapes Service on the management of...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether fire and rescue services are exempt from bans on controlled burning where it facilitates wildfire training.

      Plastics: Biodegradability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to increase the use of biodegradable plastic which can naturally biodegrade.

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will support a Minor and Temporary Adjustment to Higher Level Stewardship Schemes to permit the continuation of the...

      Peat Bogs: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will take steps to ensure that proposed licences for vegetation management by controlled burning on blanket bog will...

      Wood-burning Stoves: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to (a) increase (a) regulation and (b) powers of enforcement to restrict and reduce the use of...

      Peat Bogs: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of peatland (a) restoration and (b) management for helping to (i) abate...

      Watersure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including (a) people in receipt of attendance allowance and (b)...

      Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of UK-made steel in projects funded by his Department.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential effect on consumer vehicular emissions of his proposals on a...

      Environment Protection: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what his Department’s policy is on tackling environmental crime at Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

      Biodiversity: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate his Department has made of the number of local authorities who have drafted and implemented Biodiversity...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on people on lower incomes of his proposed deposit return scheme...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to (a) reduce and (b) replace the use of toxicology testing on animals.

      Iron and Steel: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental benefits of using UK-made steel in projects funded by his...

      Incinerators: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 11 December 2020 to Question 124345 on Incinerators: Air Pollution, what assessment he has made of...

      Veterinary Medicine: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department taking to support veterinary workers during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Animal Experiments: Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Articles 7.2 and 7.4 of Annex TBT-3 Chemicals of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement which allows...

      Scotland: Whisky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Scotch Whisky industry’s role in supporting agriculture in the UK.

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that products of animal or plant origin receive the correct certification in a...

      Iron and Steel: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the environmental benefits of utilising more of the scrap steel produced in the...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the potential effect of the proposed...

      Animal Welfare: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has plans to bring forward legislative proposals on preventing dogs from being released from a leash...

      Sustainable Farming Incentive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what progress he has made on ensuring that organic farming standards are recognised and included in the Sustainable Farming...

      Whisky: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Scotch Whisky industry in advance of COP26.

      Animal Welfare: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the financial sustainability of animal rescue...

      Plants: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to support the UK ornamental horticulture industry to harvest under the new UK-EU trading arrangements.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding and Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of existing legislation designed to (a) end unacceptable puppy farming practices and (b) stop...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, by how many full-time equivalent employees his departmental payroll has reduced since the conclusion of the EU Exit trade deal.

      Birds of Prey: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether businesses may import birds of prey under (a) The Import of and Trade in Animals and Animal Products (Miscellaneous...

  • Prime Minister

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to respond to the the letter dated 3 September 2020 entitled Overdue Social Care Reform Must Start With Parity of Respect for the Workforce, from...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Peers: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the letter sent by Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport on 8 December 2020...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) employers, and (2) unemployed young people, have joined the Kickstart Scheme.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Abortion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 29 December 2020 (HL11398), when the research by the King’s Fund on patterns of abortion uptake in England,...

    • Care Homes: Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the indemnity on visits that has been granted to designated care homes which care for patients recovering from COVID-19 to all care...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that NHS Test and Trace functions successfully after the restrictions put in place by the Health Protection (Coronavirus,...

      Terminal Illnesses: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to undertake a “deep dive” study into drug-related deaths and suicides in order to establish the number of people with...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Alex Salmond

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission a report from the Head of the Civil Service into the conduct of the civil servants involved in (1) the preparations for the...

  • Department for International Trade

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