Written answers

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Airspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to mandate controlled airspace at air traffic control airports.

    • Driving Instruction: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the need to prioritise potential driving instructors (PDI) for PDI tests to enable people who pass to help...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many critical workers have had driving tests cancelled during the third national lockdown.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Streethay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether HS2 Ltd still plans to tunnel the railway under the A38 immediately east of Streethay near Lichfield.

      Railways: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 148874, what assessment he has made of the effect of longer-term changes in behaviour as a...

      Railways: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 147965, what the timescale is for a decision to been made on whether to extend the validity of...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 147963, what (a) lines and (b) stations he plans to restore in the North that had been...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 148875, what recent steps he has taken to help ensure that no community loses its connectivity.

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 147963, what assessment he has made of the potential level of disruption during the Transpennine...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many bids to funds for transport infrastructure improvements offered by his Department have Ministers directed councils to submit as bids to the...

      Motorcycles: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the economic effect of not extending CBT certificates for motorcyclists and moped drivers who rely on driving for their...

      Public Transport: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to review the mandatory use of face coverings on public transport.

      Driving Licences: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to extend the grace period for non-GB driving licence holders so they can continue to drive in the UK while driving tests have been...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities have the resources they need to tackle (a) speeding and (b) anti-social behaviour...

      Electric Scooters: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to prohibit adults from using e-scooters on pavements.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment the Government has made of the effect of e-scooters on the safety of blind and partially sighted people.

      River Thames: Hammersmith Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the Port of London Authority to re-open the River Thames at Hammersmith Bridge for commercial traffic to support...

      Motor Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the Society for Automotive Engineer’s Six Levels of Vehicle Autonomy and the level of current Automated Lane...

      Motor Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the timeframe for the deployment of Automated Lane Keeping System vehicles on UK roads.

      Motor Vehicles: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) manufacturers, (b) insurers and (c) enforcement authorities on the need to balance technical capability...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents in which a vehicle was stranded in a live lane have taken place between junctions 32 and 35A of the M1 since March 2017.

      Cycling and Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to run a national communications campaign to promote the effect of active travel on (a) public health, (b) mental health...

      Music: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the Government plans to take additional steps to ensure that specialist music concert hauliers continue to operate from the UK over the next...

      Bridges: Pont Llanio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether official in hi department have held discussions with representatives of Ceredigion County Council on the Highways England proposal to to...

      Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on the future of UK car mileage in the context of (a) the...

      Northern Transport Acceleration Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of basing the Northern Transport Acceleration Council in the north of England.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency on increasing the number of available bookings for...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the amount of European Structural and Investment Funding that is (a) unallocated and (b) allocated...

    • Ports: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of (a) the adequacy of competition in the ports sector and (b) the ability of...

      Consumer Goods: Electrical Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that electrical goods offered for sale by third party sellers on online...

      Parcels: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the average (a) cost and (b) time taken to ship a parcel to the EU in 2021 compared to 2020.

      Tourism: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on negotiating mutual recognition agreements with the EU that would apply to...

      Visual Impairment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 restrictions on people with sight loss or visual...

      Environment Protection: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage and incentivise businesses to embrace innovative green technologies...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has to incentivise investment capital in low carbon (a) innovation, (b) technology and (c)...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what economic impact assessment has been made on the extended closure of the wedding industry.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

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

      Weddings: Coronavirus

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

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans the Government has for the safe reopening of the wedding sector when covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department made of the number of Green Homes Grant scheme applications it would receive by the end of...

      Personal Care Services: Wolverhampton South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support hair and beauty businesses in Wolverhampton South West constituency.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with representatives of the wedding industry on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak (a) on...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has been made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on employment levels in wedding sector (a) in...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason the wedding sector has not received tailored financial support during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of a sector specific support grant of £680...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of establishing a Government-backed scheme to support...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that adequate supplies of each covid-19 vaccine are available for second doses in...

      Medicine: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support medical research charities through a life sciences-charity partnership fund.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Government’s objective to lead the world in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the UK's withdrawal from the European High Performance Computing programme, what strategy the...

      Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his Department's planned timescale is for concluding work on the Industrial Strategy review.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has for the use of lateral flow covid-19 tests in (a) schools and (b) other education settings.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with the Secretary of State for Education on the prioritisation of special school staff for covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 January 2021 to Question 134382, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of ensuring that unused...

      Coronavirus: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what (a) data and (b) criteria he uses to decide which countries are included on the red list travel ban; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he undertook an assessment of the potential effect on mental health of closing gyms during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the discrepancy between the percentage of patients readmitted within 30 days of (a)...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide a country map of waiting times for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in England.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will undertaken a review of the cases of women whose records do not accurately reflect whether they have undergone full or partial...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what methodology his (a) Department and (b) NHS England have used to calculate the volume of the backlog of cancer patients awaiting (a)...

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the size of the PPE stockpile as at 25 February 2021; and how much of that PPE is usable within...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the public health implications of removing from priority in phase two of the vaccine roll-out those people...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to issue guidance to clinicians working with clinically extremely vulnerable children on when it is appropriate to...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish part 2 of the People Plan; and if he will set out a long-term plan for the NHS workforce.

      Obesity: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of the 17 November 2020 to Question 112090 on Obesity: Mass Media, whether the Government plans to take steps to...

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the ONS release published on 23 February 2021, entitled Experimental statistics: personal protective equipment...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure travellers stay in their hotel rooms for the isolation period imposed by the hotel quarantine rules.

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on childhood oral health.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide a map of mental health funding allocation for each CCG in England.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking beyond the end of the current Cancer Services Recovery Plan in March 2021 to ensure that people with...

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment his Department has made of the support available to liver disease patients (a) prior to and (b) during the...

      Liver Diseases: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of (a) premature deaths due to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in each of the past five...

      Obesity: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 December 2020 to Question 112092 on Obesity: Devolution, whether his Department has discussed, with a focus...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will prioritise supermarket workers for the covid-19 vaccine.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend the Cancer Recovery Plan beyond March 2021.

      Coronavirus: Screening and Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received about barriers to covid-19 (a) testing and (b) vaccination resulting from (i) requirements to...

      Cancer: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking in conjunction with NHS Hospital Trusts to ensure that young people are able to safely have a companion present...

      Public Health: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what role the (a) Liverpool City Region Combine Authority, (b) Merseyside Resilience Forum, (c) St Helens Council and (d) St Helens CCG...

      Niraparib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to make niraparib available through the NHS for treatment of ovarian cancer.

      Coronavirus: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Oxford University study on the efficacy of inhaled...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to review the costs to the NHS associated with (a) liver disease, (b) alcohol-related liver disease, and...

      Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much and what proportion of the personal protective equipment procured by the Government since September 2020 has been made in the UK.

      Haemochromatosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the UK National Screening Committee’s review of screening for genetic...

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria is used to determine which cancer surgeries are cancelled or postponed during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he plans to take to apply the same labelling standards to alcohol products as currently apply to other food and drink products.

      Veterinary Medicine: Contracts for Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what tests are applied to the new supplier when a contract awarded by the Food Standards Agency for the delivery of Official Veterinary...

      Coronavirus: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 2 September 2020 to Question 75983, on Coronavirus: Shops, if he will publish (a) the studies and (b) other...

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of enabling covid-19 testing of patients attending for dental treatment to (a)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish data on the proportion of care home residents and staff who have been (a) offered and (b) refused each vaccine dose.

      Laboratories: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans are in place to increase the number of biomedical testing laboratories in the West Midlands to expand the national and...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an estimate of the number of people for whom ineligibility for (a) self-isolation support payments and (b) sick pay has...

      Medacs Healthcare: Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 home test kits have produced a result.

      Laboratories: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the (a) pay and (b) terms and conditions will be of the staff employed by each of the megalabs announced by his Department; and how...

      Laboratories: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many staff will be employed at each megalab site announced by his Department; and what the occupations will be of those staff...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will instruct that receipt of previous overtime payments alongside a salary should be disregarded when determining eligibility for...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many universities have applied for accreditation from his Department under pillar 2 covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the contribution of the hon Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston in the Fourth Delegated Legislation Committee on 19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the proportion of rapid covid-19 tests that have been shown to have returned accurate results in respect of...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure contact tracing services are expanded ahead of a potential relaxation of covid-19 restrictions.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2021 to Question 122899 on Coronavirus: screening, in what format his Department (a) presents, (b)...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people who tested positive for covid-19 and were asked to provide details of close contacts by telephone...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of lateral flow testing in schools in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021 to date.

      Contact Tracing: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contacts have been made via the NHS test and trace app (a) in total and (b) by employment sector.

      Coronavirus: Harrow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in the London Borough of Harrow have been tested for covid-19 in each of the last 12 weeks; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the (a) adequacy of (i) transparency and (ii) accountability and (b) compatibility with the Equality Act...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to provide private hospitals providing mental health treatment with access to publicly-funded asymptomatic...

      Nurses: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to address the persistent shortages of Registered Nurses in Birmingham’s hospitals identified by the Care...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many tests as part of the programme of weekly covid-19 testing for care home workers (a) were carried out and (b) provided an...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether daily lateral flow testing following exposure to a colleague that has tested positive for covid-19 obviates the need for...

      Coronavirus: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that (a) emergency support and (b) specialised guidance on (i) covid-19 and (ii) covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the prevalence of falsified NHS covid-19 test certificates; and what steps his...

      Test and Trace Support Payment: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of ethnic disparities in the rates of (a) application for a covid-19 self-isolation support payment and (b)...

      Abortion: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women received Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception between 30 March and 30 November for this year after having (a) a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 8 January 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on covid-19 vaccinations, reference...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 6 November 2020 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, on covid-19 testing for care...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether local authorities have the discretion to award claims for the Test and Trace Support Payment that have been made later than 14...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 154772, when his Department plans to recommence collecting that data on cancelled...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discretion local authorities have to award a Test and Trace Support Payment to ill or hospitalised people who have been unable to...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much bed capacity has been reduced by to improve infection control in hospitals in England during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that severely ill or hospitalised people notified to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace for Test have a...

      Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many unexpected deaths have occurred while an individual has been in the care of (a) the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys Foundation NHS...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on placing material related to the contaminated blood scandal at the National Archives; what plans are in place for...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of long covid on children.

      Mental Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

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

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons the decisions on local covid-19 tier restrictions was not made on the basis of unitary authority areas.

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he will be able to estimate where covid-19 transmission is occurring in Newcastle in regard to (a) settings, (b) communities and (c)...

      Mental Health Services: Standards

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

      Mental Health Services: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the change in the level of funding allocated to the mental health support budget for Bolton has been since 2010.

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the mental health impacts of the extended closure of the wedding industry on (a) couples and...

      Entertainments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing (a) amusement arcades and (b) other entertainment venues where no alcohol...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to validate against observed data modelled effects of (a) lockdown on reducing covid-19 virus transmission...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department is using to assess the data security of health passports.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on trends in the level of covid-19 transmission rates of reducing the length of the period of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department has on the closure of schools reducing the transmission of covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to create NHS Osteopathic units for Long Covid sufferers.

  • Department for Education

    • Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what criteria his Department plans to use to determine each school's allocation of covid-19 catch up premium funding.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 11 December 2020 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire, regarding covid-19 safety in SEN schools,...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will provide a map of school funding for England at (a) county level and (b) for each school.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish further information on the criteria for (a) GCSE and (b) A-level assessments in England in summer 2021.

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to support early years providers with the additional costs associated with (a) personal protective equipment...

      Coronavirus Catch-up Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will allow schools to spend their allocation of the Coronavirus catch up premium funding beyond the 2020-21 school year, given that schools have...

      Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans he has to ensure that sustainability and climate change are taught as (a) part of the school curriculum and (b) a stand-alone subject to...

      Remote Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help disadvantaged children and young people learn at home during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to make sustainability and climate crisis compulsory subjects for schoolchildren following August 2020 research which found that only...

      Schools: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on school engagement with (a) race equality and (b) other charities.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government’s roadmap on easing lockdown restrictions announced on 22 February 2021, what authority he plans to give (a)...

      Schools: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what specific support is available for the school travel sector during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress his Department has made on the introduction of alternative arrangements to exams in 2021.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that school pupils who have not had access to digital devices to learn from home are fairly graded in...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to enable the sharing of free school meals data with higher education providers to allow institutions to better identify...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that potential discrepancy between the grading of GCSE and A-level examinations by different schools is...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to his Department's press release, Unregulated accommodation banned for vulnerable children under 16, published on 19 February 2021,...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to reduce barriers to university for people from disadvantaged backgrounds in (a) Coventry North East constituency...

      Children's Social Care Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Children's Social Care Review, how many applications were made to join the Experts by Experience Group; what criteria were used...

      Special Educational Needs: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that children with (a) autism and (b) high-functioning autism (i) have access to therapy while...

      GCE A-level: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to harmonise university entry requirements across the devolved nations as a result of the alternative assessment and grading systems...

      16 to 19 Tuition Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on ensuring that the 16 to 19 tuition funding is not limited to students with low prior attainment...

      Students: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the provision of mental health services for students at university.

      Office for Students: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether Lord Wharton was the highest scoring candidate for the role of Chair of the Office for Students following the Independent Advisory Assessment...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support university students facing financial hardship as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that there is no reduction in the number of university places available to international students in...

      Academies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the Education and Skills Funding Agency has changed its policy on membership of academy trusts, meaning that employees of a school can...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support (a) students, (b) schools and (c) universities with the application process to study higher education...

      Environment Protection: Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to increase provision of low carbon vocational training.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of funding allocated to sixth form students.

      Children: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the spend on literacy programmes for children under seven in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Vocational Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent progress has been made on the Government's consultation on the future of newly-reformed Applied General Qualifications.

      Computacenter: Coronavirus

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

      Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of making the enterprise and financial education aspect of Personal, Social, Health...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of suspending fines for non-attendance of enrolled students in schools where parents or students...

      Graduates: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to commission research to better understand (a) how disabled graduates (i) make decisions on (A) location and (B) basis of employment...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prison Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 154966, Prison Officers: Pay, if he will place in the Library a copy of the equalities impact...

    • Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the report of the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman, COVID-19 PPO Fatal Incident Investigations, published on 23 February 2021, what...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to the Report on a scrutiny visit to HMP Birmingham by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, published on 16 February 2021, what steps he is...

      Stalking: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people convicted of a stalking offence received a custodial sentence in the last 24 months.

      Ministry of Justice: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the average working days lost was for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in his Department in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

      Fraud and Theft: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent assessment he has made of the proportionality of sentences for people committing theft or misappropriating funds from bank accounts.

      Social Security and Child Support Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the HM Courts and Tribunals Service workload weekly management information for SSCS Tribunals has not been published in the last 12 months.

      LGBT People: Adultery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans the Government has to bring forward legislative proposals to update the definition of adultery to include members of the LGBT+ community.

      Child Trust Fund: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 153196, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including parent and...

  • Treasury

    • Coronavirus: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what financial support his Department is providing to people in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry who are clinically extremely...

    • Innovation and Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support long term R&D innovation (a) for all regions and nations of the UK and (b) to support the industries and jobs of the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing scaled taxation for alcohol, where stronger products are taxed more per unit of alcohol...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for public health of introducing scaled taxation for alcohol where stronger alcohol products are taxed...

      Cost Benefit Analysis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to Green Book Supplementary Document: Social discount rates for Cost-Benefit Analysis: A Report for HM Treasury, published 16 November 2020,...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will announce a pay rise for NHS staff and other public sector workers in Budget 2021.

      Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many temporary workers have been recruited by HMRC in the last twelve months; and what roles those workers have performed.

      Directors: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will review self-certification tax declaration rules which currently prevent small company directors being able to access covid-19 support packages.

      Revenue and Customs: Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many staff have been made redundant as part of HMRC's Building our future programme to date; and what recent estimate he has made of what the total...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on eligible self-employed people’s livelihoods of the time taken by the Government to announce the details...

      Revenue and Customs: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what impact assessment has been carried out on the effect on staff at HMRC's office in Cumbernauld of requiring those employees to travel to a new office...

      Students: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, to ask the Chancellor what assessment he has made of the potential merits of creating a unique tax code for the current student cohort to enable the...

      Weddings: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans his Department has to apply the reduced rate of VAT to wedding venues.

      Gratuities: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will include tronc payments with the furlough for the remainder of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Hospitality Industry and Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of a return to a 20 per cent VAT rate for the hospitality and tourism sectors on the ability of those...

      Bicycles: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what evidence is required to prove that a bike has been assembled with 55 per cent UK or EU content for the purposes of tariff-free import to the UK from...

      Imports: Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps UK importers should take in circumstances where they are unable to complete rules of origin paperwork that rely on the disclosure of profit...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of providing further Government support for businesses registered for VAT where...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps his Department is taking to support self-employed people in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry ineligible for the...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of people employed in sectors unable to open due to covid-19 restrictions who have been excluded from the...

      Aviation: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will extend the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme beyond 30 April 2021 to protect viable jobs in the aviation sector.

      Self-Employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will amend the earnings criteria for the Self Employed Income Support Scheme in the context of the periods of lockdown that have taken place since...

      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) from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds and (b) recording themselves as...

      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 who have (a) declared themselves as having a disability and (b) not declared themselves...

      Parents: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the report published by the Women and Equalities Committee, Unequal impact: Coronavirus and the gendered economic impact, HC 385, what...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of retrospectively applying the temporarily reduced rates of stamp duty to house purchases completed...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much revenue has accrued to the public purse from higher rate additional dwelling stamp duty land tax in (a) England and (b) the North West Norfolk...

      Business Premises: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the request from the Flexible Space Association for a 12-month business rates holiday...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending business rates exemptions and the temporary VAT reduction to businesses in the...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing funding for organisations that were in receipt of EU funds following the UK's departure...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make available funding to abolish the household benefit cap.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make available funding to increase local housing allowance to cover average rents.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to support people threatened with famine in the Democratic Republic of...

    • British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 153250 on British Indian Ocean Territory: Legal Opinion, if...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to his Israel counterpart to encourage the timely import of vaccines and...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will call on the Israeli military authorities to cease arresting, detaining and charging Palestinian...

      Occupied Territories: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the February 2021 International Criminal Court...

      Palestinians: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on ensuring that the forthcoming Palestinian...

      Israel: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 146899 on Israel: Political Prisoners, if he will call for...

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the export of air-to-air refuelling equipment from the UK...

      Integrated Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government has taken to consult representatives of civil society in conflict-affected communities...

      Occupied Territories: International Criminal Court

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

      Occupied Territories: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the International Criminal Court’s ruling of 5...

      Occupied Territories: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with international counterparts on the International Criminal Court’s ruling...

      Question

      What diplomatic steps he has taken to support a peace settlement in Cyprus.

      Vietnam: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to send surplus vaccine doses to Vietnam.

      Myanmar: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what most recent representations he has made to the Government of Myanmar on the recent election in that country.

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government’s roadmap on easing lockdown restrictions announced on 22 February 2021,...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

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

      Asia: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his international counterparts on restricting the sponsorship of UK sport...

      Chen Quanguo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to add Chen Quanguo to the UK sanctions list.

      Developing Countries: Females

      What assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed reduction in the Official Development Assistance budget on (a) universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights...

      Global Partnership for Education

      What plans he has to ensure that the UK and other donors contribute funding to the Global Partnership for Education replenishment in 2021.

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      What steps he is taking to strengthen health systems in developing countries.

      India: Foreign Relations

      What diplomatic steps he is taking to improve UK engagement with India.

      Afghanistan: Peace Negotiations

      What recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on the Afghan peace process.

      Special Representative on UK Victims of Gaddafi-sponsored IRA Terrorism

      What policies he plans to implement in response to the Shawcross Report on UK victims of Qadhafi-sponsored IRA terrorism.

      North Africa: Foreign Relations

      What assessment he has made of the potential for improved political, trade and economic relations with Tunisia and Libya.

      Yemen: Armed Conflict

      What recent assessment he has made of the prospects for an end to the conflict in Yemen.

      Developing Countries: Gender Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps the Government has taken to help achieve gender equality in the Global South.

      Sub-saharan Africa: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what most recent assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic on health systems in sub-Saharan Africa.

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much of the Government's £5.8 billion pledge for International Climate Finance committed to the period...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the Government announcement to donate surplus Covid-19 vaccine doses to other countries, whether...

      British Nationals Abroad: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to have further discussions with his EU counterparts on changing the rule which allows UK...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average working days lost was for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in his Department in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

    • Fleet Solid Support Ships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the Government’s procurement strategy for new Fleet Solid Support ships will set any lower limit on the proportion of work that must be...

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department regards (a) the cockpit canopy system and (b) all-composite engine fan inlet for the Joint Strike Fighter Programme as UK-content.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 148723, on Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement, whether all work undertaken by Cobham...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 156559 on European Fighter Aircraft, whose commercial interests would be compromised if an answer...

      C17 Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 156277, what the out of service date is for those aircraft.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has plans to replace (a) the contractor and (b) the terms of the contract when the existing contract for maintanance of Service...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Jobcentres: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 155335 on Jobcentres, when she plans to publish details on gov.uk of the temporary...

    • P and J Moore: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if P&J Moore Ltd, who operate Kickstart Portal, are contracted by the Department for Work and Pensions.

      Social Security Benefits: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment his department has made of the potential merits of (a) reducing and (b) suspending benefit sanctions for (i) disabled...

      Social Security Benefits: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to ask the Secretary of State, how many claimants her Department has provided with a laptop or computer in each of the last twelve months; and...

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential economic benefits for home owners of requiring gas certificates to carry the Unique Property...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to answer Questions 155052 and 155053 on Employment: Coronavirus tabled by the hon. Member for Middlesbrough.

      Cohabitation: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps are being taken to support bereaved partners who were not married or in a civil partnership.

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of personal independence payments whose award was made by a tribunal (a) made a new claim before the end of the award that...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons it is her Department’s policy that claimants with an award of personal independence payments from a tribunal are...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans she has to implement alternative arrangements for face-to-face assessments for employment and support allowance.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of introducing a £20 a week supplement to carers with...

      Support for Mortgage Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will bring forward proposals to change Support for Mortgage Interest from a loan to a grant.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the decision to remove veterinary workers from the critical workers...

    • Assistance Animals: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he plans to take to ensure that people in Great Britain who use assistance dogs do not face hardship as a result...

      Hunting: Foxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to amend the...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to implement the policy statement on environmental principles published in December 2018.

      Rivers: Navigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the guidance for riparian owners published by the Environment Agency entitled Living on the Edge, what the...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing financial support for flooding in the...

      Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of whether local authority decisions to grant applications to discharge...

      Birds: Gough Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to provide financial support to the Gough Island Restoration project to help save critically endangered and...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government’s policy statement on environmental principles published in December 2018, what plans...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent steps his Department has taken to (a) tackle the decline of freshwater fish and (b) restore freshwater habitats...

      Chemicals: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the UK REACH chemicals regulation complies with the terms of the UK-EU Trade and...

      Woodhouse Colliery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the Woodhouse Colliery project on the UK's Paris Climate Agreement...

      Flood Control: Maghull

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to Answer of 25 February to Question 156364, when the Minister for flooding will meet the hon. Member for...

      Food Systems Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government’s priorities are for the UN food systems summit in September; and what activities are taking place...

      Food Systems Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for International Trade on the alignment of the Government’s...

      Food Systems Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government’s latest assessment is of the role of dietary change in contributing to (a) the objectives of the...

      Dogs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans his Department has to introduce requirements for criminal record checks to the dog licensing process.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to support the UK fishing industry access markets.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when he plans to reply to the letter from Beyond GM, dated 26 January 2021, raising concerns about the process of his...

      Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of additional full-time equivalent employees employed by his Department who were...

      Sugar Beet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department has undertaken forecasting to predict aphid pest pressures for sugar beet in 2021.

  • Home Office

    • Local Government: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the effectiveness of the Computer...

    • Home Office: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average working days lost was for civil servants who (a) have declared themselves as having a disability, and (b) have not declared...

      Biometric Residence Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of visa applications requiring the distribution of a new or replacement Biometric Resident Permit card have taken longer...

      Telephone Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle fraudulent calling.

      Home Office: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average working days lost was for civil servants (a) from BAME backgrounds and (b) recording themselves as White in her Department...

      Home Office: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average working days lost was for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in her Department in (i) 2019 and (ii) 2020.

      Home Office: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average working days lost was for civil servants aged (a) 30 and younger, (b) 31 to 50, (c) 51 to 60, and (d) over 60 in her...

      Violence Reduction Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police analysts are employed in each Violence Reduction Unit by her Department.

      Overseas Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she plans to amend the 6 April date by which international students must be in the UK to be eligible for the new graduate route as a...

      County Lines Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many times the County Lines Working Group has met to date.

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what financial support her Department is providing to Police and Crime Commissioners to ensure the continued presence of police community...

      Children: Exploitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many handsets or phones from victims of child criminal exploitation seized by police have been subject to forensic analysis of digital...

      Immigration: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish the Immigration and Protection data for quarter 4 of 2020.

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 25 January 2021 of Question 143017, how much the Government has paid Clearsprings Ready Homes to manage temporary...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many section 95 asylum seekers were accommodated in dispersal accommodation for the first time in each quarter in each of the last two...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to launch the new UK Resettlement Scheme; whether the scheme includes the Government's current ambition to resettle 5,000...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homes England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what schemes have been supported by Homes England through the (a) small sites scheme and (b) land assembly fund; and...

    • Buildings: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to make support available to people in buildings deemed unsafe as a result of cladding or other fire...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether it is his policy that remaining Town Deal bids will be assessed by 29 March 2021.

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether every region in England will be allocated funding through the proposed levelling up fund.

      Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department uses to assess whether a fund should be (a) competitive or (b) allocated on the basis of need.

      UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that a proportion of the Shared Prosperity Fund will be ringfenced for spending in...

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to increase the supply of new homes in (a) Coventry North East constituency and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many buildings have been converted into Class E use since September 2020.

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of the community infrastructure levy and infrastructure levy...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what financial support is available for leaseholders whose buildings have historical fire safety defects other than...

      Green Belt: Coventry South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that greenbelt land surrounding Coventry South constituency is protected...

      Housing: Wealden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has in place to ensure that housing allocations take into account protected areas in Wealden which has...

      Housing: Wealden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason housing allocations in the Wealden district council area are based not on 2018 population projections...

      Planning Permission: Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of strengthening protection for heritage in the planning system.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, on what basis the Government took the decision to make leaseholders responsible for removing combustible cladding from...

      Help to Buy Scheme: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to extend the interest free period on Help To Buy Loans for leaseholders living in buildings with...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of using the same criteria to determine the eligibility for...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to he Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 147940, how much funding will be allocated to each local...

    • Shipping: Quarantine

      To ask the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what representations her Department has received on the potential exemption of maritime key workers from covid-19 quarantine...

      Fish: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what matters he is raising with the EU in the Joint Committee on impediments to the trade in fish between the...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to resolve delays to UK exports in reaching their final destination in the EU.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the planned timescale is for the review on covid-19 vaccine passports.

      Public First: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to consider Public First as a candidate for future covid-19 contracts.

      Amazon Web Services: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 153241 on Amazon Web Services: Contracts, whether the...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to improve online government services.

      Cabinet Office: Hanbury Strategy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many contracts for polling public attitudes his Department has commissioned from Hanbury Strategy in each...

      UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what effect the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement has had on the (a) costs and (b) timescales of shipping...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 14 September 2020 to Question 85069 on Blood: Contamination, what the Government's...

      Joint Consultative Working Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which (a) UK Government and (b) Northern Ireland Executive Departments were represented at the meeting of the...

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what plans he has to tackle bottlenecks on the passage of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.

      Civil Servants: Apprentices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of civil service apprenticeships.

      Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Lost Working Days

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the Average Working Days Lost were for (a) female and (b) male civil servants in the calendar years (i)...

      Elections: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department has taken to ensure voting is accessible for disabled people, including the...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to introduce in central Government Departments similar transparency rules to those applied to...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Promotion: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 16 February 2021 to Question 150659 on International Trade: Trade Promotion, if she will publish the performance...

    • TRIPS Agreement: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the evidential basis is for the Government's policy position that the proposed WTO TRIPS Waiver proposal will undermine biomedical...

      Trade Agreements: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to her oral contribution of 25 February 2021, what discussions she has had with Mary Ng regarding the review of procedures...

      Music: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with Treasury Ministers on future funding allocations to the Music Export Growth Scheme (MEGS); and if she will...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Australia: Multinational Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with his Australian counterpart on potential international co-operation on regulating...

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether projects funded by the Rural Gigabit Connectivity vouchers, but not submitted by 19 February 2021, will still be...

      Tourism: Mountains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the UK-EU Trade Cooperation Agreement on the UK mountain...

      Musicians: Visas and Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many days a UK musician can work as a musician without a work permit or visa in each EU member state in (a) one period and...

      Internet: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to remove and prevent the selling of (a) illegal and (b) dangerous products on (i) online marketplaces...

      Surveillance: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what guidance his Department has issued to employers on the appropriate use of information accumulated from surveillance...

      Sports: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ofcom, (b) the Advertising Standards Authority and (c) the Gambling Commission on...

      Caravan Sites: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to enable caravan owners to be refunded for services that they have not received from caravan park operators...

      Rugby: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much grant funding has been allocated to Championship Rugby Clubs through the Sports Winter Survival Package to date; how...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 25 November 2020, reference RL15336.

      Musicians: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the financial effect of covid-19 on self-employed musicians.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what estimate he has made of the losses (a) incurred by the live events industry in 2020 and (b) that that industry will incur...

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of continued gym closures during the covid-19 national lockdown on...

  • Prime Minister

    • Dominic Cummings

      To ask the Prime Minister, whether he sought (a) scientific and (b) other advice when deciding to support the actions of Dominic Cummings in relocating his family to County Durham at the end of...

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition: Refuges

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps she is taking to ensure that providers of women-only domestic and sexual violence support services abide by the Equality Act 2010 by...

    • Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to tackle hair discrimination in (a) dress code policies in schools and (b) places of work.

      Ethnic Groups: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the implications for the Government's policies of the findings published by the BBC on 9 February 2020 entitled...

      Coronavirus: Communication

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the Government’s accessible communication during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Department for Transport

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Regeneris Consulting Economic Value of Mobile Batching Plant Sector and Consequences of Weight Change Policy, published in February 2015,...

    • Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of fatal accidents caused by mobile concrete batching plants in each of the last five years.

      Travel Restrictions: Entertainers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of cabotage restrictions on touring performers; and what plans they have to address such effects.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Wendover

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 February (HL12883), on what (1) dates, and (2) times, did EKFB contractors meet with (a) HS2...

      Driving Licences: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their negotiations with the government of France on driving licences; and whether negotiations will conclude next month.

      Driving Licences: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to British nationals living in France whose UK driving licence has just expired, or is about to expire.

      Driving Licences: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of British nationals living in France who have been left without a valid driving licence since the end of the transition...

      Driving Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many certificates of entitlement (D737) have been issued since the end of the transition period for the UK’s departure from the EU.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made an assessment of litter collection by Highways England on (1) the M11 motorway, and (2) the A406 road; and what assessment they have made...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that banning 38.4 tonne and 44 tonne volumetric concrete mixer vehicles from 2028 will have on CO2 emissions.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision to cut the permitted weight of volumetric concrete mixer vehicles from 38.4 tonnes to 32 tonnes, what assessment they have made of...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of fatal accidents caused by 32 tonne drum ready-mix concrete vehicles in each of the last five years.

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Regeneris Consulting Economic Value of Mobile Batching Plant Sector and Consequences of Weight Change Policy, published in...

      Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 22 February (HC Deb, col 626–8), whether they plan to provide advice to the public on returning to using...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult utilities and highways representatives on the impact the loss of operators of 38.4 tonne and 44 tonne volumetric concrete...

      Large Goods Vehicles: Concrete

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate, if any, they have made of the number of volumetric concrete mixer vehicles produced in the UK in each of the past five years.

      Aviation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s regional aviation network.

      Air Routes: Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of the loss of air routes in Europe since the UK left the EU.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings they have had with representatives of the aviation industry to discuss the aviation COVID-19 recovery package.

      Rail Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish the Williams Rail Review; and, if so, when.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of forecast (1) recovery, and (2) growth, in (a) air transport, and (b) the travel sector.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Email: Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to ban tracking pixels in emails.

    • Tourism: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment, if any, they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on (1) UK professional international mountain...

  • Treasury

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