Written answers

Monday, 8 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the total number of driving deaths on smart motorways in each of the last five years.

    • Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Covid-19 Response: Spring 2021 roadmap, published on 22 February 2021, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of...

      Motorways: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many fines were handed out to motorists for offences committed on smart motorways in each of the last five years.

      M1: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many serious collisions involving vehicles being stranded in a live lane have taken place from (a) junction 32 to (b) junction 35A of the M1 since...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in the number of high speed platforms from 18 to 16 at Euston on high speed...

      Large Goods Vehicles: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of restrictions imposed on UK hauliers operating in the EU on the haulage sector since the end of the...

      Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reasons the Airport and Ground Operations Support Scheme is capped; and what assessment he has made of the effect of that cap on larger airports.

      Union Connectivity Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent progress has been made on the (a) Union Connectivity Review and (b) needs of the A5 as a major trunk road from Bosworth; and what the...

      Bus Services: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what guidance his Department has issued to bus operators on the need to provide safe seating to ensure that people from different households do not...

      Restoring Your Railway Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with representatives of Highways England's Historic Railways Estate body on the compatibility of that body's policy on...

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to a partially-sighted man being struck by a train after falling on the tracks from a platform without tactile edging, what steps he is...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he plans to complete the environmental impact assessment for Phase 2b of the High Speed Two project.

      Taxis: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Clean Air Zones on wheelchair accessible taxi and private hire vehicles.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to page 105 of the Government's Build Back Better: our plan for growth report, published on 3 March 2021, whether the inclusion of the...

      Transport for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the value of Transport for London to the national economy.

      Air Pollution: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when the Highways England air quality speed trials will recommence; and what criteria Highways England used to identify areas in which to introduce...

      Shipping: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what support his Department is providing to the maritime sector.

      Ferries: Hythe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) economic contribution and (b) historic significance of the Hythe ferry service and...

      Railway Stations: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many and what proportion of train stations in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) Motherwell and Wishaw constituency are fitted with tactile markings...

      Driving Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will (a) extend the validity period for driving theory test passes and (b) waive the re-sit fee in the event that a driving theory test...

      Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to standardise covid-19 transmission risk modelling across the transport sector to help give passengers confidence to return to...

      Large Goods Vehicles: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has made to the French authorities on their recent decision to withdraw access to Roaming Permits to UK abnormal load hauliers...

      Aviation: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what representations he has received from airlines on job creation in the aviation industry.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to Answer of 16 December 2020 to Question 128674 on Horizon 2020, what plans the Government has for funding...

    • Life Sciences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish a response to Early Day Motion 256, Accelerating human relevant life sciences in the UK.

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of reviewing every three years the Debt Relief Order monetary...

      Debt Relief Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to increase the financial cap for eligibility for a Debt Relief Order; and whether he has made an...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that representatives from all sectors of the wedding industry were...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of potential job losses in the wedding industry without additional covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding from the public purse has been spent on covid-19 vaccine (a) manufacturing and (b) research and...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to further develop the Green Homes Grant scheme.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to support the development of the renewable energy sector.

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the outcome of the Crown Estate’s Round 4 Offshore Wind Leasing...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has issued guidance on (a) landlords using energy agents to manage utility bills and (b) the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department plans to introduce an alternative scheme to complement the Smart Export Guarantee to encourage...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to tackle infrastructure weaknesses that are a barrier to the roll out of smart...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what proportion of homes classified as rural have installed a smart meter.

      Public Houses: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to Cabinet Office's guidance, Reopening businesses and venues in England, published on 24 February 2021,...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to support research and innovation to help accelerate progress towards achieving...

      Digital Technology: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the proportion of SMEs that will receive funding in each year of the Help to Grow: Digital...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to provide (a) infrastructure and (b) grant funding to local businesses for the provision of on-site...

  • Northern Ireland Office

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the finding that there is variation between local authorities on the provision of covid-19 vaccines to special school...

    • Incontinence: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is planning to take to help prevent incontinence as a result of (a) pregnancy and (b) the menopause.

      Coronavirus: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to make an (a) assessment of and (b) certify ventilation systems which reduce the risk of transmission of...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of waiving the repayment of the £370 million allocated to community...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of people of hospital being treated for (a) covid-19 and (b) other reasons in each...

      Protective Clothing: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he taking to encourage the production of high grade personal protective masks in the UK.

      National Food Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to improve the (a) effectiveness and (b) powers of the National Food Crime Unit, and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a plan to support GPs to manage the long-term consequences of covid-19 in the community.

      Asthma: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the implications for its policies of the University of London's recent study finding...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) covid-19 testing staff and (b) all covid-19 vaccinators are included in the covid-19 vaccination priority group of frontline...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of care home workers have received a covid-19 vaccine to date.

      Care Homes: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 test results for care home residents in Portsmouth were deemed to be inconclusive for each month since February 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what basis (a) Omega Diagnostics, (b) SureScreen and (c) Global Access Diagnostics were chosen for contracts to produce lateral flow...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what statistical data is publicly available on the (a) location of test centres, (b) records of tests conducted daily, (c) types of tests...

      Coronavirus: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend lateral flow covid-19 testing to privately run nurseries.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many care home staff were tested for covid-19 in each Greater Manchester local authority area in each week since 1 July 2020.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to regularly test asymptomatic NHS staff working in community hospitals for covid-19 in (a) Berkshire and (b) England.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 testing kits have been distributed to care homes in (a) the Sheffield city region, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c)...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the performance of the online systems used by the NHS Test and Trace service.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on supplying high risk supported living care settings with rapid tests as proposed in the November Covid-19...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to make the Track and Trace Support Payment Scheme available to people who are clinically extremely vulnerable to...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether low-income parents or guardians of a child who has been instructed to self-isolate by their school will be eligible to apply for...

      Coronavirus: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of covid-19 laboratory processing times in the South East on the ability of people in...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the regularly covid-19 testing of asymptomatic NHS staff working in community hospitals in (a) Berkshire and...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of extending priority covid-19 testing to the children of key workers.

      Joint Biosecurity Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 November to Question 95024, how many consultants from the Boston Consulting Group were deployed at the new...

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when asymptomatic testing for covid-19 will be rolled out for domiciliary care workers in England.

      Coronavirus: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in (a) County Durham local authority area, (b) North West Durham parliamentary constituency and (c) North East England...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish the number of lost covid-19 tests.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of levels of covid-19 transmission in (a) mobile and static personal hair, beauty and barber...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether local councils have the jurisdiction to issue self-isolation payments to people who have been instructed to self-isolate but do...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether covid-19 tests proposed for mass testing of university students prior to Christmas will be rapid lateral flow tests manufactured...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of prioritising the use of lateral flow testing for COVID-19 for (a) staff, (b)...

      Abortion: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women received Evacuation of Retained Products of Conception following a medical abortion between 30 March and 30 November for...

      Laboratories: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what laboratory capacity in universities and colleges he has secured for covid-19 testing.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help reduce the time taken for close contacts' details to be obtained by email from people who have tested...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the organisational structure of NHS Test and Trace; how many (a) clinicians, (b) public health directors and (c)...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the risk of further transmitting covid-19 where NHS Track and Trace informs patients diagnosed with...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the cost is of NHS distributed covid-19 home testing kits from dispatch to test result.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support he is providing to care homes to help them prepare and manage lateral flow testing for visitors.

      Home Care Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the guidance for eligibility for regular covid-19 testing for (a) personal assistants providing social and health care in the homes...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many private finance initiative contracts related to energy there are in the NHS.

      Health Services: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of providing funding for health-related capital investment in Haringey.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 84 of Budget Report 2021, how much funding in total will be allocated to mental health services .

      Coronavirus: Children's Play

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance on whether outdoor play in public spaces is permitted under covid-19 social distancing regulations.

      England Infected Blood Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to provide assurance to people receiving regular support through the England Infected Blood Support...

      Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether GPs are required to carry out a mandatory pelvic floor health check on all postnatal patients.

      Endometriosis: Diagnosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking in response to the recommendations by the APPG on Endometriosis Inquiry Report 2020 entitled...

      England Infected Blood Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that after the Inquiry into Contaminated Blood no beneficiary of the England Infected Blood...

      Doctors: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2021 to Question 147020, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that doctors do not face...

      Secure Psychiatric Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant his to Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 145740, on Secure Psychiatric Units, what is the expected date of publication of...

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out a timetable for the inclusion of couples therapists trained to address parental conflict in the specification for...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much of the £22 billion allocated to NHS Test and Trace is being spent on local authority contact tracing teams.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department responds to named day Written Questions within five sitting days.

      Additional Restrictions Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the adequacy of the Additional Restrictions Grant for local authorities under (a)...

      University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) outpatient and (b) inpatient appointments were generated by University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust in (i) October,...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the imposition of local covid-19 restrictions on 29 June 2020, what (a) discussions he had and (b) representations he...

      Mental Health: Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to bring forward legislative proposals to reform mental health laws.

      Coronavirus: Hospitality Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the spread of (a) droplets and (b) aerosols in hospitality venues that were following covid-secure...

      Down's Syndrome: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to guidance published by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, the Royal College of Midwives and the...

      Coronavirus: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of allowing specialist running shops to remain open for the duration of...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he was advised that the NHS would be overwhelmed if a national covid-19 lockdown was not implemented in November 2020.

      Care Quality Commission: Convictions and Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) prosecutions have been commenced and (b) convictions have been secured by the CQC against (i) individuals and (ii)...

      Electronic Cigarettes: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will reconsider the decision to close specialist shops selling vaping products during the November 2020 covid-19 lockdown in England.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Prime Minister’s statement on 22nd February, whether the rule of six will include and apply to children of...

      Betting Shops: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has received evidence that betting shops have contributed to a rise in the transmission of covid-19.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, following the publication in December 2020 of the MBRRACE-UK Perinatal Mortality Surveillance Report for births in 2018, which showed...

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has taken steps to create a redress agency for people harmed by medicines, including sodium valproate, as...

      Patient Safety Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps have been taken to appoint a Patient Safety Commissioner as recommended by the Independent Medicines and Medical Devices...

  • Department for Education

    • Uni Connect Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the provision of (a) careers guidance, (b) mental health support and and (c) preparation for...

    • Further Education and Sixth Form Education: Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 156534 on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund, how many 16 to 19 year olds are studying in (a) further...

      16 to 19 Tuition Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 156534 on the 16 to 19 Tuition Fund, how much funding under the 16-19 Tuition Fund has been...

      Higher Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Office for Students Guide to Funding 2020-21, whether a review of the longer-term approach to funding has taken place in respect...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction of 50 per cent to the high-cost subject funding for other courses in price group C1 on the...

      Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish the findings from the 1972 Houghton Report on adoption; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy that data collected from the Reception Baseline Assessment will (a) be black-boxed for seven years for the purposes of...

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what his policy is on how data collected from the Reception Baseline Assessment will be used by the Government; whether that data is planned to be...

      Remote Education: Mobile Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2021 to Question 149320, what estimate he has made of the number of 4G wireless routers delivered to pupils...

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the appeal mechanism will be for pupils to appeal grades awarded by their teachers in A Level and GCSE examinations.

      Climate Change: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to engage with global partners to improve climate education internationally ahead of COP26.

      Higher Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of (a) changes to the Higher Education Teaching Grant budget for the 2021-22 financial year and (b) removal...

      Educational Institutions: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many knife possession orders have been issued in relation to (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) higher educational establishments...

      Pupil Premium: Migrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending pupil premium funding to all children from families with no recourse to public funds.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of nursery school attendance rates since September 2020 on plans to introduce Reception Baseline Assessment...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) accuracy and (b) availability of covid-19 test at-home kits for secondary school pupils, as required twice a...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, A thematic review of the quality and effectiveness of probation services...

    • Courts: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the comprehensiveness of maturity assessments in pre-sentence reports for defendants aged 18-25 in the (a)...

      Courts: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether court service staff who are required to wear goggles as part of their duties are (a) issued with their own personal sets or (b) required to...

      Prisoners on Remand: Remote Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February to Question 147845 on Remote Hearings, if he will will carry out and publish an assessment of the impact of the...

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many confirmed cases of covid-19 there have been among (a) staff, (b) judiciary, (c) jurors and (d) other attendees at each court between 19...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what provision is made for the inspection and scrutinisation of prosecutions carried out by (a) the BBC, (b) transport companies, (c) the police and (d)...

      Prisoners: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what progress he has made on developing the older offenders strategy; and what the timescale is for its publication.

      Prisoners' Release: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how the pilot temporary accommodation service for prison leavers will ensure vulnerable female prison leavers with complex needs (a) receive appropriate...

      Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, A thematic review of the quality and effectiveness of probation services...

      Probation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Probation’s report, A thematic review of the quality and effectiveness of probation services...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Digital Technology: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to the 6 July 2020 Statistics on DIT export support objectives (2019 to 2020), what were (a) the 1,238 barriers to digital...

    • Forced Labour: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that UK companies are not complicit in the use of Uyghur forced labour in the (a) manufacture of products...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Occupied Territories: International Criminal Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on the Middle East peace process of the February 2021 International...

    • Occupied Territories: International Criminal Court

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

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Working Principles on Transition are informing the planning for the proposed changes in the level of...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which (a) Minister and (b) official has lead responsibility on Sustainability, Transitions and Co-Financing.

      Rohingya: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of recent reports of Rohingya refugees stranded...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the planned reductions to the UK Official Development Assistance budget, whether FCDO country...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of sending dignitaries to the 2022 Beijing Olympics in light of...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the imprisonment of Shagufta Kausar and...

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the OCED report, 2020 Projections of Climate Finance Towards the USD 100 Billion Goal, whether...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representation he has made to his Myanmar counterpart on clashes between protesters and security forces in...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government in response to recent reports of that government trying...

      Bangladesh: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his counterpart in Bangladesh on the upholding of (a) the right to life, (b)...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what position the Government plans to take in the vote in the UN Human Right Council in relation to the...

      Myanmar: Military Coups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, in light of the recent military coup in Myanmar, what (a) consular support the UK Government is offering to UK...

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which international counterparts he discussed the humanitarian and conflict situation in Yemen with prior to the...

      Indian Ocean Tuna Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 155190 on the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, whether the UN Food...

      Overseas Aid: Females

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

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the planned reduction in Official Development Assistance spend from 0.7 per...

      El Salvador: Politics and Government

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

      Mikhail Gutseriev

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will place sanctions on Russian businessman Mikhail Gutseriev in response to his funding of the Belarussian...

      Turkey: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has to his Turkish counterpart on reported threats to Mr. Ömer Faruk Gergerlioğlu MP.

      Volunteering for Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has to approve the next phase of the Volunteering for Development grant in a timely manner.

      Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether the TRIPS waiver proposal at the WTO that would suspend global patent rules...

      Gaza: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of food insecurity in Gaza in the context of the...

      Gaza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help prevent the collapse of Gaza’s healthcare system in the context...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether it is the Government's policy that permanent Agenda Item 7 at the United Nations Human Rights Council...

      Occupied Territories: International Court of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 February 2021 to Question 151690, what assessment he has made of the implications for...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the decision to reduce the Government's Official Development Assistance spend in Yemen was made.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the need for additional measures to increase pension credit uptake.

    • Jobcentres: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what progress she is making on increasing the number of work coaches in (a) Leicestershire and (b) Bosworth.

      Local Housing Allowance: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how much was paid in local housing allowance in the Blackpool local authority area in financial year 2019-20.

      Social Security Benefits: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claimants of (a) universal credit, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) personal independence payments have died between...

      Employment: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of allocating funding for driving lessons for jobseekers to help enable them...

      Question

      What assessment she has made of the effectiveness of statutory sick pay.

      Question

      What assessment she has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of welfare support required by disabled people.

      Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new applications for Access to Work funding have been received by her Department from March 2020 to date.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of families in temporary accommodation subject to the (a) benefit cap and (b) two-child limit.

      Social Security Benefits: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the 0.5 per cent increase in legacy benefits in meeting the costs incurred by claimants...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the extent of the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled people.

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of benefit assessors receiving mental health first aid training.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent assessment she has made of the effect of self-reported reductions in paying parent income in February 2020 on payments made by the...

      Work Capability Assessment: Brain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the merits of repeated DWP assessments where an individual applicant has had a (a) brain tumour or (b) severe...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for funeral expenses payment were (a) made and (b) successful in each month since March 2019.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for bereavement support payment were (a) made and (b) successful in each month since March 2019.

      Question

      What steps she has taken to strengthen protections for pension savers.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey of 9 November 2020 and the follow-up...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Plastics: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to reduce plastic waste in the ocean.

    • British Overseas Territories: Marine Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, which projects funded by the Darwin Plus Programme are in respect of aquatic biodiversity; and of those projects, how many...

      Hares: Peak District National Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the introduction in Scotland from 1 March 2021 of a licensing regime making it illegal to intentionally...

      Heather Burning: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many permissions Natural England have granted for heather burning in environmentally protected areas in each of the last...

      Property Flood Resilience Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will extend the Property Flood Resilience Grants Scheme to cover people who have been flooded since December 2020.

      Public Footpaths: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 22 February 2021 to Question 153108, whether the Planning Inspector inquiring into the proposals...

      Environment Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to publish guidance on the interpretation of the significant improvement test set out in Clause 6 of the...

      Environment Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish the timetable for public consultation on targets to be set under Clause 1 of the Environment Bill.

      Environment Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will publish a list of the members of the independent expert groups on Environment Bill air quality, water,...

      Dry Stone Walls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of using the Environmental Land Management Scheme to promote the benefits of dry stone walls.

      Agricultural Products: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to encourage the adoption of the new geographical indicator logos; and what proportion...

  • Home Office

    • Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many applications for project licences to conduct experiments on animals under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were refused...

    • Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to her Department's transparency data, Non-technical summaries granted in 2020: Projects granted under the Animals...

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many licences to conduct animal experiments under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were granted between July 2020 and...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to Data on health measures at the UK border, published on 10 September 2020, when she plans to publish further statistics on...

      Migrant Workers: Au Pairs and Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 155387, how private individuals or households can employ skilled childcare workers from...

      Au Pairs: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what explicit provision she plans to make in the UK visa system to allow young people to come to the UK from the EU to work as an au pair.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she has held discussions with Cabinet colleagues on how the UK will allow international travel when the global covid-19 infection...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley of 3 December 2020 on Mr Abdul Rahi.

      Migrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many non-British nationals who have served their sentence remain held in prison under immigration powers awaiting deportation.

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum applicants were in immigration removal centres at the end of 2020.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average duration of the Dublin III regulation procedure is, from the moment an outgoing request is issued to the UK until the...

      Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment has been made of the effect on freedom of speech of bringing forward further legislative proposals to limit protests.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to mandate developers to take full responsibility for covering...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will publish an estimated timescale for the completion of remediation work on all multi-residential...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will publish in full the evidential basis for the 18 metre threshold criteria required to apply for...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish further details on the proposed levy on developers building certain high-rise buildings in...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his planned timescale is for the release of the additional funding for the remediation of buildings with unsafe...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether, in respect of buildings with unsafe cladding, he has inserted a contract clause to say that leaseholders...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish details of the funding scheme for loans for leaseholders in buildings under 18 metres that...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the potential effect of the loan scheme announced on 10...

      Building Regulations: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what building types will be covered by the research into property protection for the technical review of Approved...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will undertake a comprehensive review into the number of multi-residential buildings under 18 metres...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of bringing forward proposals for new housing...

      Evictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of (i) private and (ii) social renters who are at risk...

      Building Safety Fund: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason the managing agent of Clarence House, Leeds has not yet been informed of the outcome of the full...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the metrics that inform the index local authorities most in need of capacity funding for allocation...

      Pedestrian Areas: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government plans to extend the granting of pavement licences beyond the current expiry date of 30...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that funding allocations for local authority children’s services account for...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the report by children's charities, entitled Children and young people’s services: Funding and...

      Park Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will bring forward legislative proposals in the next Session of Parliament to amend and clarify the definition...

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to implement the recommendations of the Safe Homes for Women Leaving Prison...

      Retail Trade: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what (a) financial and (b) other steps his Department is taking to support high streets in Coventry during the...

      Coventry City Council: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to provide (a) financial and (b) other support to Coventry Local Authority during...

      European Social Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the opportunities within the community and voluntary sector in Northern Ireland to help...

      Local Government: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure the appropriate use of funds allocated to local authorities for the covid-19 response.

      Local Government: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what checks, beyond providing a valid email address, his Department is using to ensure that respondents to the...

      Local Government: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to publish the total number of respondents to the Somerset Unitarisation consultation.

      Local Government: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the budget is for the ongoing Somerset Unitarisation consultation.

      Leasehold: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans his Department has to bring forward legislative proposals to protect leaseholders from unreasonable charges...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what assessment he has made of whether the online broadcasting of services during the covid-19 outbreak has...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to provide large-type accessible postal ballots for people who are partially sighted...

    • Cabinet Office: Flags

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether his Department has a policy of supplying union jack flags for use in the background of ministerial...

      Veterans: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which organisations will be allocated funding from the £10 million announced in Budget 2021 to support...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of Public Procurement Note (a) 02/20 and (b) 04/20...

      Veterans: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding the Government allocated to veteran’s mental health in 2020-21; and how much it plans...

  • Treasury

    • Wholesale Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 157029, for what reason the Government has excluded wholesalers in the retail, hospitality or leisure...

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to ensure that the live events industry receives ample notice of the implementation of any Government-backed insurance scheme...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Net Zero Review will forecast the effect on the (a) labour market and (b) households following the recent outcome of the Crown Estate’s...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Maternity Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that women who previously took maternity leave are not unfairly treated in their applications to the Self...

      Bowling: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will apply the 5 per cent VAT rate to all ten-pin bowling income and bring it into line with the leisure and hospitality sectors.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish further details of the tax on the UK residential property development sector, announced on 10 February 2021.

      Corporation Tax: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on corporate profit and loss during the 2020-21 financial year on corporation tax revenues...

      Motorcycles: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the EU on allowing motorcycles purchased in the UK to be moved and used in the EU, without the need to pay EU VAT, where...

      Small Businesses: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to prevent insurance companies from implementing high increases to annual indemnity insurance costs during the covid-19 outbreak for...

      Weddings: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will extend the (a) reduced VAT rate of 5 per cent and (b) business rates relief to the wedding industry.

      Equipment: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the super deduction tax allowance announced in Budget 2021 is intended to increase investment in (a) new technologies, (b) sustainability and (c)...

      Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many workers from (a) white, (b) Black, (c) Asian, (d) other minority ethnic backgrounds have been furloughed (a) in total and (b) as a proportion of...

      Construction: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the construction industry VAT reverse charge on cashflow for small businesses in the context of the economic...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent estimate he has made of the amount of unspent (a) childcare vouchers and (b) money in tax-free childcare accounts.

      Crown Estate Commissioners: Wind Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will list the annual fees to date paid to the Crown Estate by developers granted leasing rights during Round 3 of the Offshore Wind Leasing process...

      Treasury: Social Media

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the 1 March video posted on HM Treasury's social media, what cost-benefit analysis he has made of the £400 spent to licence music at...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what further plans he has to make financial support available to (a) people and (b) businesses that have been excluded from Government financial support...

      Treasury: Social Media

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his video using HM Treasury branding and promoted on social media channels on 2 March 2021 is consistent with the (a) civil service code and (b)...

      Treasury: Social Media

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the cost to the public purse was of his video using HM Treasury branding and promoted on his social media channels on 2 March 2021.

      National Infrastructure Bank and Treasury: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many new full-time equivalent jobs will be created by the location of (a) HM Treasury's Northern Campus in Darlington and (b) the new national...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the written statement of 2 February 2021, HCWS752 on the publication of the Independent Review on the Economics of Biodiversity led by...

      Pool Re: Disasters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending the scope of Pool Re insurance to cover all major incidents and disasters in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to begin the pilot projects for re-opening large events as set out in the Government's roadmap for lifting...

    • Bowling: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions his Department has had with the representatives of the ten-pin bowling sector on financial support for...

      Leisure: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department has taken to support leisure centres in Coventry during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much of the £5 billion funding for the gigabit broadband rollout announced in November 2020 will be spent in (a)...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to improve home broadband connections for people in (a) rural and (b) semi-rural locations...

      Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the evidence behind the Government's decision to allow aquaria and galleries that sell art to open as early...

      Music Festivals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing a Government-backed insurance scheme to musical festivals...

      Gambling: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish the total gross gambling yield that licensed remote (online) operators receive from customers based in...

      Coronavirus: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the safety of re-commencing private music lessons for adults during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Culture Recovery Fund: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on delivering support through the Culture Recovery Fund to the culture and heritage...

  • Cop26

    • Forests: Conservation

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to encourage greater international action against deforestation; and if he will make a statement.

    • Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that communities at highest risk are prioritised for support with climate adaptation programmes during COP26.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HS2 Ltd's Noise Prediction Model is more accurate than the Noise Prediction Model developed for HS1; and how this can be demonstrated.

    • Cycling: Bus Lanes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) powered, and (2) unpowered, ‘cargobikes’ using bus lanes; and whether they have issued guidance on the use of bus...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward regulations to require operators of electric vehicle charging points to make their services interoperable with other charging...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have asked Transport for the North to delay submitting their business plan for Northern Powerhouse Rail; and if so, why.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Insolvency: South Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many businesses have declared bankruptcy in each parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire in the current financial year to date.

    • Coronavirus: Clinical Trials

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are offering to those who volunteer for the COVID-19 human challenge study.

      Horizon Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Japan about facilitating a transfer of ownership of Horizon and its sites to another development company or...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the results of the consultation on Aligning UK international support for the clean energy transition will be published; and what plans they have to...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Business, Energy and Clean Growth on 2 February (145087), whether the Green Home Grant allocations to local...

      Charities: Official Receiver

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review (1) the role, and (2) the practice, of the Official Receiver with regard to charities.

      Property: Ownership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what records they maintain in relation to land and property in the UK held by non-UK citizens; and whether they will publish a list of the ten non-UK citizens...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on securing exemptions to visa requirements for (1) UK nationals performing short-term paid work in the EU, and (2) EU nationals...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of clinical negligence cases that appeared in court in the 2019/20 financial year resulted in the NHS paying damages.

    • Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the use of steroid inhalers for the prevention of serious symptoms of COVID-19.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what steps they are taking to ensure that the safety recommendations made in the report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch COVID-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns that the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine provides limited protection for the elderly; and what advice they are...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learnt from the government of Israel’s campaign in response to COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy in that country; and what steps they are...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise crematorium and funeral workers for receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the government of Israel's approach to administering COVID-19 vaccinations.

      Contact Tracing: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for the award of contracts to private companies for England’s COVID-19 Test and Trace services; what is the estimated cost of the Test...

  • Department for Education

    • Askham Bryan College: Newton Rigg College

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the acquisition of Newton Rigg College in Cumbria by Askham Bryan College in York in 2011 met their standards of...

    • Aerospace Industry: Apprentices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many apprenticeships there were in the aerospace industry in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020; and how many of those apprentices were (a) female, and (b) male.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis the Office of the Children's Commissioner for England categorises 'children withdrawn from school to be home educated' as 'vulnerable children'.

      Education Recovery Commissioner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the objectives of the new appointee to the post of Education Recovery Commissioner; and how they intend to take account of the educational deprivation of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Women's Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement of 23 January of up to 500 new places for women in prisons, (1) what was the evidence base for this decision, (2) how much each cell...

    • Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Sexual Offences Act 2003 to make Ministry of Defence cadet force adult volunteering a position of trust for the purposes of child...

      Prisoners: Self-harm and Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the incidence of (1) self-harm, and (2) suicide, in prisons.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that COVID-19 safety protocols are being enforced in courthouses; and what plans they have to recruit more court support staff...

      Crown Court: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the recruitment of Crown Court staff.

      Courts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to fund additional Nightingale courts to clear the current court backlog.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Arms Trade: Export Controls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why moral considerations are not included in the Consolidated EU and National Arms Export Licensing Criteria used to assess arms export licence applications.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Overseas Aid: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether particular support will be offered through Official Development Assistance spending to women in developing countries affected by climate change to help...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending will affect funding for (1) climate change, (2) poverty eradication, (3) tackling disease, and...

      Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were aware that the UN Human Rights Council was putting together a report on alleged war crimes in Sri Lanka between 1 January and 18 May 2009.

      Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 16 February (HL13011), what plans they have to supply the UN Human Rights Council with a copy of the...

      Myanmar: Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to imposing targeted sanctions against those responsible for the military coup in Myanmar.

      Ethiopia: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that aid workers are permitted (1) to deliver humanitarian aid, and (2) to assess the needs of the population, in...

      Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of cases of detainment without charge by the government of Myanmar; and what representations they have made to the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the President of the United States to support the resumption of direct talks between the government of Israel and the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all UN-authorised crossings into Syria are reopened permanently for the safe entry of humanitarian goods; and whom they...

      Iraq: Kurds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of who is responsible for the rocket attacks in Erbil on 15 February.

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the letter from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group to the Foreign Secretary on 8 February about the...

      Overseas Students: Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which countries require their nationals to seek domestic approval before they can apply for Chevening and Commonwealth scholarships.

      African Union: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic engagement they have with the African Union.

      Overseas Students: Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students from African countries attending UK universities receive scholarships other than Chevening or Commonwealth scholarships.

      African Union

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 programme.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about reports that Azerbaijani forces (1) have treated captured ethnic Armenian...

      Overseas Aid: Family Planning and Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending will affect funding for (1) family planning, or (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights;...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that COVID-19 vaccines ordered by the Palestinian Authority are not prevented from entering Gaza by the government of Israel.

      Côte D'Ivoire: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) economic, (2) humanitarian, and (3) political, situation in Cote d’Ivoire.

      Nagorno Karabakh: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that authorisation from the government of Russia is now required for foreign nationals to enter the Nagorno-Karabakh region, what assessment...

      Armenia: Churches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the implementation of restrictions for Armenians to visit the Dadivank Monastery, what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Prisoners of War

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about its failure to release prisoners of war from the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh...

      British Overseas Territories: Maldives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 February (HL12876) and the judgment by the Special Chamber of the International Tribunal for the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to maintain, and (2) to increase volunteer (a) support, and (b) influence, in the work of the Reserve Forces' and Cadets...

    • Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by the Prime Minister on 19 November 2020 that they are “taking forward … plans for eight Type 26 and five Type 31 frigates,...

      Reserve Forces' and Cadets' Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Ministry of Defence's Review of the Reserve Forces’ and Cadets’ Associations 2019, published on 24 March 2020, what plans they...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • War Pensions: Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the War Disablement Pension is disregarded in its entirety when calculating entitlement to social security benefits.

    • Universal Credit: Deductions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, how many Universal Credit claimants in each parliamentary constituency have had money deducted; and what was (1) the average size of the amount deducted, (2) the...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what compensation is available for perishable foods in just-in-time supply chains which have been delayed at the EU border and had to be destroyed as a result.

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to digitise export health certificates and other customs documents required for exporting goods to the EU.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their strategy for reducing quotas if fish stocks fall below their maximum sustainable yield.

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated timetable for producing electronic certification to replace paper documentation for foodstuffs being exported from the UK to the EU.

      Bivalve Molluscs: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 17 February (HL12930), whether they will place a copy of the correspondence between the...

      Food: UK Trade with EU

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the required official veterinarians have been recruited to ensure that food standards border checks on products of animal origin can be maintained.

      Borders: Facilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the use of Special Development Orders to give planning permission for inland border facilities in England meets their...

      Peat Bogs: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Great North Bog Initiative.

      Specialised Committee on Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the Specialised Committee on Fisheries to be established under the provisions of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

  • Home Office

    • Medomsley Detention Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for (1) the future use, and (2) the occupancy, of the former Hassockfield Detention Centre in Medomsley; and when these plans will be...

    • Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the requirement for additional border checks for passengers entering the UK from ‘red list’ countries...

      Police: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which police forces in England and Wales have implemented Single Online Home websites; and what assessment they have made of the impact of these websites on...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 in dealing with the issue of forced marriage.

      Medomsley Detention Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to open an immigration removal centre for women on the site of the former Hassockfield Detention Centre in Medomsley; and what plans they have...

      Undocumented Migrants: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to identify EU citizens in the UK who overstay their visas.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (1) charged, and (2) convicted, with (a) forcing someone to marry, and (b) breaching a forced marriage protection order, under the Anti-social...

      Visas: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis they are not extending the £55 fee discount for a UK work visa to five EU member states.

      Modern Slavery Act 2015

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and what action, if any, they are taking as a result of any such assessment.

      European Convention on Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision by the European Court of Human Rights on 16 February that the UK was in violation of Articles 4 and 6 of the European Convention on Human...

  • Cabinet Office

    • G7: Cornwall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanism they plan to use to off-set the carbon footprint of the G7 conference in Cornwall; and what plans they have to apply those off-sets in Cornwall.

    • Redundancy: South Yorkshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs have been lost in each parliamentary constituency in South Yorkshire in the current financial year to date.

      Labour Party and Liberal Democrats: Peers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 11 February (HL12711), what is their assessment of the equivalent figures for (1) the Labour, and (2) the...

      Coronavirus: Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they first started to collect data on care home deaths from COVID-19 in England.

  • Treasury

    • Exchange Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that a rapid and sustained rise in the value of the Pound could have on the UK’s economic recovery; and what...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Tourism: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that UK-based mountain tourism businesses can continue to employ UK nationals as tourist guides in the EU.

    • National Theatre: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the National Theatre's decision to postpone tours in the EU due to uncertainty about work permits.

      Social Media: Racial Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they plan to take to tackle racism on social media platforms.

      Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding of the study in the Nature Human Behaviour journal The association between gambling and financial, social and health...

      Tourism: EU Countries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on (1) the activities, and (2) the livelihoods, of UK professional...

      Choirs and Orchestras: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue new guidance to amateur choirs and orchestras on their ability to rehearse and perform; and if so, when.

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult women’s civil social groups in connection with COP26; and how they will engage with these groups.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • House of Lords: Catering

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans he has to discuss with the appropriate House committees and authorities the possibility of opening House catering facilities on 17 May, in strict...

    • Palace of Westminster: Correspondence

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker how many items of postal correspondence were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2020; and of those, how many were received in the House of Lords.

      Big Ben: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker when will (1) the scaffolding be removed from, and (2) the refurbishment be completed of, the Elizabeth Tower.

      Peers: Training

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what has been the total cost to public funds to date for Members of the House of Lords undertaking Valuing Everyone training.

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