Written answers

Monday, 15 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will extend the list of travellers exempt from covid-19-related travel quarantine restrictions to include those children whose custody is shared...

    • Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions the Government has had with the French Government on Eurostar.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent steps he has is taken to ensure the health and safety of (a) passengers and (b) workers on the rail network in (i) response the covid-19...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he took in response to cyclist fatalities in 2020.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what additional support he plans to provide to taxi drivers ineligible for grants or financial help under existing covid-19 financial support packages...

      Motorways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to implement all of the recommendations from smart motorways review before allowing any new smart motorways to start operating again.

      Electric Vehicles: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of bringing forward legislative proposals to ban the sale of SpeedBox devices in the interests of...

      Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much his Department has spent on costs associated with KPMG's report on the Government-led financial review of Transport for London, commissioned...

  • Treasury

    • Budget March 2021: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2021 to Question 163295, what the annual budget of his in-house communications team (a) is currently and (b) has been in...

    • Budget March 2021: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2021 to Question 163295, what assessment he has made of the cost of his Department's (a) advertising and (b) video...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of self-employed people who will be ineligible to apply for the fourth round of Self-Employed Income Support Scheme...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what notice his Department provided to people already in receipt of a Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grant that they would be required to...

      Free Zones: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the estimates that his Department uses for the number of new jobs that will be created in each year to 2025 at each of the freeport...

      Self-employed: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent measures his Department has taken to support self-employed workers whose trade is affected by ongoing covid-19 restrictions.

      Tour Operators: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending VAT relief to passenger vehicles used exclusively for tours with under 10 seats.

      Royal Opera House: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will enable theatrical freelances whose self-employment income was incorrectly classified as PAYE by the Royal Opera House to claim the full grants...

      Retail Trade: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he has made an assessment of the potential merits of extending the business rates holiday to empty retail units to reduce the costs to leisure and...

      Research: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to page 39 of the Budget Report 2021, for what reasons steps taken to prevent the abuse of the Research and Development relief for small and...

      NatWest: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what representations he has received of cases of NatWest closing customer accounts without explanation.

      Coronavirus: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fiscal steps he is taking to help provide new employment opportunities to people affected by the covid-19 outbreak in (a) Coventry North East...

      Free Zones: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education on the potential effect of the Humber Freeport on the availability of seafarer...

      Free Zones: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the Humber Freeport bid included commitments to maintain existing collective bargaining agreements with trade unions organising seafarers working...

      Free Zones: Devolution

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what level of involvement the devolved Administrations will have with respect to the development of freeport policy in each of (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and...

      Free Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the total number of freeport bids from among which eight successful applications were announced on 3 March 2021, how many separate bids...

      Free Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish, for each the eight successful freeport bids, the list of Standard Industrial Classification codes which that bid identified as ones...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the total cash value was of Official Development Assistance Budget in 2020-21.

      Free Zones: Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that employment law is enforceable for all employees within the freeports announced in the Government's Budget 2021 on 3...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps his Department is taking to (a) make information on covid-19 published on Government websites...

    • Border and Protocol Delivery Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to use the work of the Border Protocol Delivery Group to inform the UK's trade policy...

      Veterans: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to support (a) veterans and (b) recently discharged personnel during the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Covid-19 Operations Committee is taking to ensure that local authorities are adequately...

      Coronavirus: Chess

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Prime Minister's roadmap to ease covid-19 lockdown restrictions, published on 22...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent progress has been made in making long-term, specialist psychological support available to people...

      Prime Minister: Press Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will take steps to provide a BSL interpreter on screen along with the Minister and others in all...

      Government Departments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which Government Department is responsible for overseeing the implementation of the policies set out in the...

      Members: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will set up a helpline for MPs to seek guidance on constituency queries related to the reopening of the...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's policy paper Tackling obesity: government strategy, published in July 2020, what meetings with...

    • Noise: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assess the effect of urban noise pollution on health outcomes in line with World Health...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the 2020 Obesity Strategy, when Public Health England plans to launch the healthy weight coaches training programme.

      HIV Infection: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure improve gender parity and equitable investment in the UK response to end new transmissions of HIV by 2030.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which obesity patient and professional organisations his Department consulted with on the proposals on obesity in the Health and Care...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to his Department's press release, £148 million to cut drugs crime, published on 20 January 2021, whether the...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department has on the potential merits of joggers wearing face masks while running outside during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on access to Tier 3 and Tier 4 NHS weight management services; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of homeless people that have been vaccinated up to 10 March 2021.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to help ensure covid-19 vaccine acceptance by undocumented migrants.

      Dental Services: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of admissions to A&E for dentistry.

      Coronavirus: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answers of 26 February 2021 to Questions 155053, 155054 and 160680, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of...

      Drugs: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to increase funding into safer medicines research for drugs taken by pregnant and postnatal women.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether newborns can be discharged to the care of (a) fathers, (b) partners and (c) family members in the event that a mother is awaiting...

      Coronavirus: Liverpool City Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Prime Minister's statement of 12 October 2020 on Covid-19 Update, Official Report, Column 25, if he will publish the...

      Pregnancy: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will meet SUDEP Action and MBRRACE to discuss the implementation of the recommendations in the newly published maternal deaths...

      Mental Illness and Self-harm: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people aged 18 and under were admitted to A&E for (a) deliberate self-harm and (b) psychiatric conditions in the last 12...

      Palantir: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department undertook a data protection impact assessment before extending the NHS data-sharing contract with Palantir in...

      Respiratory System: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of changing restrictions to allow the use of the LifeVac choking-prevention device...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to extend priority access to the covid-19 vaccine to people with all levels of learning disability.

      Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the names of the members of the Patient Reference Group that consider the recommendations in the report of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the priority given to adults with learning difficulties, as part of the covid-19...

      Hospitals: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance his Department has issued to help ensure that parents of (a) newborn babies and (b) young children in need of in-patient...

      Infected Blood Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that people affected by the contaminated blood inquiry are kept fully informed on...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether any of the additional £500 mental health funding for 2021-22 will be allocated to funding post-discharge support for mental...

      Eating Disorders: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support is being provided for young people with eating disorders in (a) Rother Valley constituency and (b) South Yorkshire.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, at what stage in his vaccination timetable critical workers will receive a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his latest forecast is for the covid-19 vaccine to have been offered to everyone eligible for that vaccine in the UK.

      Care Homes: DNACPR Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he is having with the care sector on the use of Do Not Resuscitate orders in response to concerns on their use in care...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have received a covid-19 vaccination, by region.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to publish data on the number of vaccinations administered in each local authority area.

      Coronavirus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether data by London borough will be recorded as part of the national rollout of the covid-19 vaccination programme.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to (a) prevent vulnerable people from falling victim to vaccination scams, (b) publicise that the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) the covid-19 vaccination programme is accessible to people with sight loss, (b) information...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to publish regional covid-19 vaccination targets; and if he will publish weekly vaccination figures for the North East.

      Mental Health Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of prioritising for covid-19 vaccination frontline psychotherapists and counsellors...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation's advice on priority groups for covid-19 vaccination, whether the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether people with mild and moderate learning disabilities will be prioritised during phase two of the Government's covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2021 to Question 136640, what criteria will be used to determine who qualifies as the main carer of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people in each JCVI priority group have been (a) offered and (b) given vaccinations.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish line-by-line data on the covid-19 vaccine uptake to local vaccination leads.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish vaccination statistics by ethnicity and within those groups by age.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to prioritise school staff in the covid-19 vaccination programme.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) dentists and (b) frontline health staff working in private dental practices will be prioritised for the covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish the number of people that have received a covid-19 vaccination by (a) week in which the vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his policy is on requiring front line NHS staff to be vaccinated against covid-19.

      Gastrointestinal System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the final findings will be published from the gastroenterology Getting It Right First Time workstream.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer Questions 158042 and 158041 tabled by the hon. Member for Newcastle upon Tyne Central.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2021, when he plans to answer Question 150832 tabled on 8 February 2021 by the hon. Member for...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 130124 tabled by the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston on 15 December 2020.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to (a) promote collaborative working between (i) the National Institute for Health Research, (ii) UK...

      Coronavirus: Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has commissioned research to establish whether the immunosuppressant effect of regular steroid use has led to...

      Coronavirus: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the reasons for higher rates of covid-19 deaths among (a) BAME communities, (b) people affected by the...

      Brain Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the latest research findings from research funded by his Department into glioma cancer have shown; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will provide additional funding for research projects investigating the efficacy of the coronavirus vaccines for blood...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, further to the Answer of 3 March to Question 154738, what support his Department is providing for (a) research on and (b) trials of...

      HIV Infection: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to advise British Nationals who are living with HIV and residing in the EU and receiving medication...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to his oral answer on 14 December 2020, Official Report, column 46, what definition of elderly is being used for prioritisation...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure people who are needle phobic have access to a covid-19 vaccine through the development of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all unpaid carers who meet the definition set out in the Covid-19 Greenbook Chapter 14a for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment he has made of the relative quantity of vaccine used by (a) intradermal and (b) intramuscular vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccines have been administered in (a) in South Holland and The Deepings constituency, (b) Lincolnshire, (c) East...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of the £1 billion allocation in the 2020 Spending Review for tackling the patient backlog will be allocated to...

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the guidance, entitled Ventilation of indoor spaces to stop the spread of coronavirus, updated by Public Health England...

      Coronavirus: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what studies are being undertaken on the effect of covid on BME communities; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what use is made of improved air cleaning and extraction in hospitals to tackle viral infection.

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the NHS plans to (a) resume administering vaccinations for tuberculosis and (b) begin offering appointments for people who were not...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 restrictions announced in January 2021 on the backlog of cancer...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to publish the Government’s vaccine strategy.

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to strengthen infection control in hospitals treating covid-19 cases.

      Poultry Meat: Salmonella

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many food alerts were issued on salmonella in chicken in each month in (a) 2020 and (b) 2021.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement of 4 March 2021, New specialised support to help those living with obesity to lose weight, what...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reasons children who turn two years old between September and December are not eligible for that year's flu vaccine.

      Protective Clothing: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of personal protective equipment purchased by the Govenrment was manufactured in the UK in each month in the last 12 months.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities and hospitals have the resources they need to effectively support covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much has been spent on the distribution of the Pfizer covid-19 vaccine in England to date; and what level of Barnett consequential...

  • Wales Office

    • Entertainers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the effect of the removal of work-permit free travel for musicians and performers to and...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what consultation was conducted with local authorities in respect of the Levelling Up Fund; and if he will publish...

    • Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he plans to take to assess the value for money of Town Deals.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to review the banding system applied to properties for the purpose of collecting council tax in...

      UK Community Renewal Fund and UK Shared Prosperity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to section 4.4 of his Department's policy paper, UK Community Renewal Fund: prospectus 2021-22,...

      Levelling Up Fund and Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much money from the Towns Fund is being diverted into the Levelling Up Fund.

      Levelling Up Fund and UK Community Renewal Fund: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons Halton did not meet the criteria to be a (a) category one area for the purposes of the Levelling Up...

      Leasehold: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress he has made on removing onerous ground rents for existing leaseholders.

      Leasehold: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what progress his Department has made in bringing forward legislative proposals to protect leaseholders from...

      Community Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he plans to release further rounds of funding for the Community Champions scheme open to bids from all local...

      Domestic Abuse: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of giving local authorities the option to place victims of...

      Homelessness: LGBT People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department’s Rough Sleeping Strategy, published in 2018, what progress the Government has...

      Business Premises: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to help ensure that commercial landlords continue to receive their rent from...

      Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Guide for the Disposal of Surplus Land, published by the Cabinet Office in 2017, whether the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to introduce the Charter for Social Housing Tenants.

      Thakeham Group: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether he discussed any planning applications (a) due to be submitted and (b) under consideration at his meeting with...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of buildings affected by the retraction of three tests carried out on Kingspan...

      Local Plans: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral contribution of 3 March 2021, Official Report, Column 245, what assessment he...

      Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

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

      Target Housing: Help to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will provide support to Help to Buy scheme customers of Target Housing who have been provided with...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether housing management agencies can apply for funding to pay for (a) waking watch measures and (b) removal of...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2021 to Question 163654 on Housing: Insulation, if his Department will make an...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Building Safety Fund will cover the cost of remediating missing fire cavity barriers (a) wherever on the...

      High Rise Flats: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what data his department holds on (a) the costs of buildings insurance in both medium and high rise blocks and (b) the...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Young Offenders: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of trials for young adult defendants aged 18 to 25 years have taken place in (a) Magistrates courts and (b) Crown courts in...

    • Young Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of young adults aged 18 to 25 years received (a) a pre-sentence report, (b) a maturity assessment alongside a pre-sentence...

      Marriage: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to end child marriage across England and Wales.

      Sudbury Prison: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the reasons for the covid-19 outbreak at HMP Sudbury.

      Sudbury Prison: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether release on temporary license for (a) employment purposes and (b) other purposes has continued at HMP Sudbury during the covid-19 national...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Minerals: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2021 to Question 160719 on Minerals: Procurement, what the agreed actions to mitigate risks of potential...

    • Iron and Steel: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on removing tariff rate quotas on steel and aluminium products exported to the UK; and...

      Trade Agreements: Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the timeframe is for the free trade agreement with Albania to come into force.

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement data provisions are (a) models for agreements on digital and data with other...

      Trade Agreements: Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what the timeframe is for the free trade agreement with Mexico to come into force.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Syria: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2021 to Question 138856 on Syria: Coronavirus, what (a) assessment he has...

    • Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking following Iran’s decision to suspend application of the Joint...

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

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

      South Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans his Department has for allocation of funding of Overseas Development Assistance in South Sudan in the...

      Syria: Humanitarian Aid

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

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with (a) UK’s Special Representative for Syria and (b) representatives of...

      Libya and Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he plans to announce the UK’s allocation of 2021-22 overseas development aid for (a) Syria and (b) Libya.

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the detention of Hussein Abdulrasool, Fares...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of the aid budget is already committed to multilateral institutions in the 2021-22 financial year.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 158010, how much Official Development Assistance has been...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his oral statement of 26 November 2020, Official Report, column 1018 on Official Development...

      Sayed Hasan Ameen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Government of Bahrain on the release on medical and compassionate grounds...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he received legal advice in respect of lowering the target for ODA from 0.7 per cent to 0.5 per cent prior...

      Afghanistan: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans the Government has to provide financial support to organisations employing former Taliban and Hezbi...

      South America: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many staff his Department employed in British Embassies and Consulates in South America in financial year (a)...

      Xinjiang: Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to his oral statement of 12 January 2021, Official Report, column 160 on Xinjiang: forced labour,...

      Ahmed Aliouat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will (a) discuss with the Moroccan Ambassador and (b) instruct HM Ambassador to Morocco to raise with the...

      Voluntary Service Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to (a) extend or (b) renew the Volunteering for Development grant for the Voluntary...

      Global Partnership for Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to pledge at least £600m to the replenishment of the Global Partnership for...

      Iran: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the basis was for the UK’s financial aid to Iran of £16 million between 2013 and 2017; what...

      UN Climate Conference 2021: UK Delegations

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

      USA: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the threat posed by far right extremism.

      Poland: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Polish counterpart on (a) women's rights and (b) LGBT+ rights in that...

      Turkey: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Turkish counterpart on the treatment of trade unionists in that country.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of the balance of officers and soldiers in the British Army.

    • Question

      What recent estimate his Department has made of the number of F-35b aircraft required to be procured.

      Question

      What recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of Official Development Assistance spending by his Department.

      Question

      What recent progress he has made on the implementation of the Armed Forces Covenant commitment on housing for military personnel; and if he will make a statement.

      Question

      What recent steps he has taken to improve the Armed Forces Covenant; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the drop-out rates were for applicants to the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average time taken was to process applications to join the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force in the most recent period for which...

      Queens Flight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what his plans are for the future of 32 Squadron (Royal Flight); and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many female service personnel had an abortion whilst serving between 2000 and 2020; and how many were subsequently discharged from service after the...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how much his Department spent on (a) items of clothing, (b) uniform and (c) personal protective clothing in each year since 2015.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the delay to replacing the Trident nuclear submarines.

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what collaboration is taking place between the UK and US on the UK’s replacement warhead programme.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the number of people in receipt of income-based jobseekers allowance who are unable to migrate to Universal...

    • Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the total cost per month, of extending the £20 weekly uplift in Universal Credit until September 2021.

      Health and Safety Executive: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many amber /red covid-19 concerns dealt with by Health and Safety Executive regulatory staff have been handled by (a) visiting officers,...

      Young People: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to increase (a) employment and (b) training opportunities for young people in (i) Coventry North East...

      Personal Independence Payment: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many applications his Department has received for an extension of personal independence payments under the special rules for terminal...

      Free Zones: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 will apply within freeports; and what recent discussion she has had with Cabinet colleagues on...

      Universal Credit: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what written communications her Department has had with claimants of universal credit advising those claimants that the £20 uplift to...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent steps the Government has taken to help protect disabled people from the effects of the covid-19 outbreak.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the finances of households with one or more disabled residents.

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the definition of Statutory Sick Pay to fully recognise long-term and fluctuating conditions.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she has taken to make support available to employees suffering from long covid.

      Social Security Benefits: Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans he has to remove the reasonable expectation of death within six months provision under the Special Rules for Terminal Illness for...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect on claimants of having to proactively reapply for personal independence payments as...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the financial effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled people and their carers in...

      Pensioners: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that pensioners in (a) Coventry North East constituency and (b) Coventry receive adequate...

  • Cop26

    • Welsh Government: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, what recent discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on preparations for COP26.

    • UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the President of COP26, how many and what proportion of the UK’s team of delegates are women; and for each (a) team and (b) role within the UK delegation, what the gender breakdown is.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will conduct a review of the effect of income requirements for spouse visas, as recommended by the Migration Advisory Committee in...

    • Stalking: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of increasing the length of custodial sentences for people who have committed stalking...

      Asylum: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many officials were employed with responsibility for examining and making decisions on asylum applications in December 2020.

      Refugees: Hong Kong

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many refugees from Hong Kong the UK has received since 31 January 2021; and what support the Government has put in place to help those...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Free Zones: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on trades union recognition within freeports.

    • Retail Trade: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the level of risk to shop workers of covid-19; and what discussions he is...

      Companies: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 5 February 2021 to Question 146962 on Companies: Meetings, whether a legislative framework is...

      Rolls Royce: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to support jobs at the Rolls Royce Advanced Blade Casting Facility at the Advanced...

      Industry: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Clean Growth Grand Challenge Missions that flowed from the Industrial Strategy remain Government policy.

      Knowledge Economy and Technology: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the the geographical spread of technology and knowledge economy jobs by region of the UK.

      Research: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the geographical spread of research and development spending by (a) region and (b) local...

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 157102 on Advanced Research and Invention Agency: Expenditure, when...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) increasing the level 2 NVQ qualification required for...

      Companies: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when the Government plans to publish a response to the Corporate Transparency and Register Reform: Powers of the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he plans to remove meter readers from the list of people permitted to work in other people's homes during the...

      Research: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on levels of private sector research and...

  • Department for Education

    • Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to support students experiencing hardship as a result of the outbreak of covid-19, with particular reference to...

    • Childminding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Government’s offer of covid-19 home test kits to be posted to families with children attending school, for what reason...

      Childminding: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to support childminders' access to covid-19 tests.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 13 January 2021 on tax-free childcare, reference ZA54965.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of changing the postgraduate student loan funding guidelines to account for students with an...

      Special Educational Needs: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children with SEND are able to access education remotely which meets their needs.

      Department for Education: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much his Department has spent on contracted consultants in each year since 2015.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the level of covid-19 transmission risk associated with the return of children to school at the same time.

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many universities have adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism; and what action is being taken against those universities that have not...

      Remote Education: Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of digital teaching in increasing youth participation in extracurricular activities.

      Higher Education: Remote Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he plans to meet the Office for Students to discuss their recommendations in the Digital Learning and Teaching Review, entitled Gravity...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that teacher assessed grades for the 2020-21 academic year are equitable in the (a) state and (b) private sector;...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools are participating in the National Tutoring Programme (a) in total, (b) by constituency and (c) by local authority.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps are being taken by (a) his Department and (b) local education authorities to help ensure that (i) will be (A) sufficient, (B) affordable...

      Pupil Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, for what reason the eligibility date used to finalise school pupil premium funding has been moved back from January to October.

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Disabled Children Partnership’s report, The Longest Lockdown, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential...

      Outdoor Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential contribution that residential summer camps can play in promoting (a) character development and (b) social...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Football: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions his Department has had with representatives of the Football Association on classing women's academy football...

    • Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking in response to allegations of racism in cricket.

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Government's Covid-19 Response and Roadmap and guidance on the re-opening of indoor fitness facilities...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department plans to take to help increase the uptake of sport by the general public as covid-19 restrictions...

      Video Recordings: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that platforms carrying user-generated video content engage with the British Board of Film...

      Broadband: Ellesmere Port and Neston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how many properties in Ellesmere Port and Neston constituency are connected to broadband via exchange-only lines.

      Broadband: Capital Allowances

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

      Arts: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the recent representations made to his Department on establishing a UK Creators Council...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2021 to Question 155211 on Gambling: Advertising, if he will make an assessment of...

      Horse Racing: Betting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Horseracing Betting Levy on the horseracing sector.

      Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much Government funding has been awarded to the racing industry to support race horse welfare and race horse upkeep during...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between playing National Lottery (a) online instant win games and...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the correlation between playing National Lottery games and gambling-related harm...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Food and Gardens: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to review section 45(3) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to ensure that local...

    • Fly-tipping: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to tackle fly tipping in (a) Bromsgrove District and (b) other semi-rural communities.

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) effectiveness of qualification requirements for staff issuing Export...

  • Department for Transport

    • Cabotage: Exemptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the new cabotage rules for touring performers and orchestras introduced by the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation...

    • Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of proposals for rail network improvements in Lancashire and Cumbria in Transport for the North’s plan for...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) Transport for the North’s “preferred route” for Northern Powerhouse Rail, (2) how that route was chosen,...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage investment in maritime decarbonisation.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Innovate UK: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on innovation of moving Innovate UK from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to UK Research...

    • Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the sustainability of small and medium-size businesses.

      Small Businesses: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of small businesses to repay loans provided by the Government during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they, or their agencies, regularly determine the operational false positive rates for polymerase chain reaction tests carried out at each laboratory...

    • National Institute for Health Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to establish the National Institute for Health Protection.

      Health Services: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Health Foundation's report Build Back Fairer: The COVID-19 Marmot Review, published in December 2020.

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities (1) have used up the Government grant provided in September 2020 to make payments under the Test and Trace Support Payment...

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities have spent the funds allocated to them to support people self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic; how many such authorities are...

      Care Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current occupancy rates of care homes in England.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend (1) shielding, and (2) financial support, for immunosuppressed clinically extremely vulnerable people while research into the...

      Hospitals: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch COVID-19 transmission in hospitals: management of the risk – a prospective safety...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which NHS shortages of (1) nurses, (2) medical practitioners, and (3) other staff, could be filled by those coming...

      Gambling: Rehabilitation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include consideration of issues relating to gambling harm in the professional sports community in the development of the...

      Neuromuscular Disorders: Mental Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many services have been commissioned through Improving Access to Psychological Therapies for People with Long-term Physical Health Conditions for people...

      Care Homes: Sheffield

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Sheffield City Council has instructed care homes in Sheffield not to use COVID-19 lateral flow tests for admitting...

  • Department for Education

    • Children's Social Care Independent Review: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the staff comprising the secretariat of the independent review of children’s social care were recruited (1) from within the Department for...

    • Schools: Fees and Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Department for Education's 2018 guidance Charging for school activities, whether “other equipment” includes (1) laptops, (2) broadband,...

      National Tutoring Programme: Publicity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to advertise the National Tutoring Programme to disadvantaged pupils.

      Literacy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of their report Understanding progress in the 2020/21 academic year: Interim findings, published on 24 February,...

      Literacy and Numeracy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the new Education Recovery Commissioner will play in helping to close the attainment gap in reading and maths between pupils in schools with high levels...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisons: Body Searches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a new section to their publication Procedures for searching people: PSI 07/2016, published on 26 July 2016, (1) on the conduct of...

    • Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that vulnerable female prison leavers, in particular those with complex needs, have access to safe and secure accommodation...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Yemen: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to alleviate famine in Yemen.

    • North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they changed their engagement with (1) the government of North Korea, and (2) the UN in relation to North Korea, following the report by the United Nations...

      Gaza: Offshore Industry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Palestinian Investment Fund, Consolidated Contractors Company and...

      Palestinians: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the responsibilities of the government of Israel in relation to the provision of COVID-19 vaccinations in the Occupied...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent call by the President of France for any future dialogue with the government of Iran on its nuclear programme to...

      West Bank: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 8 February (HL12565), what steps they intend to take to prevent the destruction of schools and other...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of children who would be living in poverty if their household income fell by (1), £1,000, (2) £2,000, (3)...

    • Child Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, if any, assessment they have made of the level at which child benefit would need to be paid to ensure that no more than 100,000 children of single-parent...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the decline in fish populations, in particular eels, in UK rivers.

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the two per cent increase in the number of fly-tipping incidents dealt with by local authorities in England in 2019/20 compared...

  • Home Office

    • Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the role of Detention Gatekeepers in immigration removal centres.

    • Detention Centres: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average salary of a full-time equivalent member of staff in an immigration removal centre.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of (1) women, and (2) men, currently held in immigration removal centres are classed as ‘foreign criminals’ according to section 32 of...

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend legislation relating to transparency in supply chains to businesses whose turnover is below the current threshold of £36...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office on 7 October 2020 (96911), what further plans they have to...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish guidance on reasonable grounds for a late application to the EU Settlement Scheme; and if so, when.

      British Nationality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the statelessness of the 150 British nationals who have had their citizenship removed since 2010.

      Migrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places in immigration removal centres are (1) currently occupied, and (2) available; and what assessment they have made of the number of immigration...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Absent Voting: Proof of Identity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow individual local authorities to request that applicants for postal or proxy voting arrangements provide proof of (1) identification,...

    • Ministers: Email

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice of journalists offering ministers a "right of reply" to a story by email correspondence; whether such correspondence...

      Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by the Paymaster General on 1 March that "trans men are men and trans women are women", how they intend this phrase be understood.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Public Service Broadcasting Advisory Panel will meet; and when it is expected to complete its work.

    • Football: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the rates of problem gambling among the professional football community.

      Sports: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of children exposed to gambling advertising through professional sports.

      Football: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the introduction of rules by the Betting and Gaming Council aimed at preventing football clubs using social media to promote gambling, what plans they...

      Historic Buildings and Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the impact of the loss of business during (1) Easter, (2) other school holidays, and (3) May, on museums, galleries and...

      Historic Buildings and Museums and Galleries: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) educational, (2) well-being, and (3) cultural, impact of allowing museums, galleries and heritage buildings to re-open.

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