Written answers

Wednesday, 17 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Remote Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will publish the report by Deloitte on home working at the DVLA which was commissioned in June 2020.

    • Aviation: Londonderry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason public service obligation flights from Londonderry to London are transferring from Southend to Stansted airport.

      Railways: Wolverhampton South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to enhance the connectivity of the Wolverhampton South West constituency to the rest of the rail network.

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on reversing the Beeching cuts and restoring stations in (a) East Ardsley and Thorpe and (b) more widely.

      Crewe Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to support the realisation of the Crewe Hub vision.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of responses (a) HS2 Ltd received to its consultation on HS2 Phase 2a and (b) received for other...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans the Government has to include the connection to the high speed line north of Crewe in plans for HS2 Phase 2b.

      Roads: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on using the funding outlined in the Road Investment Strategy announced as part of...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Crewe Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Crewe station will be ready for the arrival of Phase 2a of HS2.

      Aviation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, on what date he plans to publish the aviation recovery plan; and whether it is his policy to make Government support for the aviation industry...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has plans to bring further rail franchises under the operator of last resort.

      A158 and A55: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, for what reason a new design of surveillance camera has been installed at the (a) A55 near Chester and (b) A158 at Wragby; and which agencies access...

      M1: South Yorkshire

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

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on the development of a southern link to Heathrow Airport.

      Eurostar: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential economic effect on the UK in the event that Eurostar services permanently ceased as a result of the...

      Driving Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2021 to Question 155126, what assessment the Government has made of the potential effect of the section 88...

      Driving Licences: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in EU countries on driving licence reciprocation.

      Ports: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of the inland port and connectivity concept of Sefton Council.

      M1: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many incidents involving (a) serious injury and (b) death occurred between Junctions 32 and 35A of the M1 in (i) each year since March 2017 and...

      Railways: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment has he has made of the role of the National Infrastructure Bank in decarbonising the rail network.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Research: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has made an estimate of the potential number of job losses (a) in the UK and (b) overseas as a result of the...

    • Research: Finance

      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 the level of demand on the UK Research and...

      Research: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs on the...

      Research: Finance

      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 the level of demand on the UK Research and...

      Research: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support the post-pandemic career development of early career researchers.

      Horizon Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for the UK's association to Horizon...

      Insolvency: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of extending the temporary suspension of wrongful trading measures...

  • Attorney General

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Hospitals: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of closing down the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and Humber Hospital.

    • Hospitals: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the cost of closing down the NHS Nightingale Hospitals.

      Hospitals: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to reallocate the equipment in NHS Nightingale Hospitals when those hospitals are closed.

      General Practitioners: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people not registered with a GP in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England.

      Coronavirus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for the involvement of (a) medical research charities and (b) the NHS in researching long-covid.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the total annual cost to the public purse of treating (a) liver disease, (b)...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of pausing treatment as a result of the covid-19 pandemic on the outcomes of patients suffering...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of NHS staff living in each parliamentary constituency, broken down by geographic region.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to implement the recommendation of the British Society of Immunology and introduce a robust programme of...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that covid-19 vaccination centres are accessible to disabled people.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to prioritise the parents of children who are clinically extremely vulnerable for receipt of the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, where clinically extremely vulnerable people will be given a covid-19 vaccine; and what steps he is taking to ensure that those premises...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve public confidence in the covid-19 vaccination programme.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will make an assessment of the potential benefits to the UK economy of exempting people who have received in full their...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has made an assessment of when people with asthma should be prioritised to receive a covid-19 vaccination; and whether he has...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what different forms of mental health support are available to patients.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of people unable to access mental health services as a result of the waiting times...

      Coronavirus: Events Industry and Night Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish (a) advice and (b) guidance provided by the (i) Chief Medical Officer and (ii) Public Health England on the reopening...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people sought help for mental health issues in 2020.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for people requiring on-going mental health support.

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people are on the waiting list for mental health support in (a) England and (b) Rother Valley constituency.

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the speed of diagnosis and treatment of conditions which affect female reproductive health.

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people affected by mental health issues.

      Coronavirus: Ivermectin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of Ivermectin as a prophylactic and treatment for covid-19; and what plans...

      Epilepsy: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is holding discussions with relevant stakeholders on making the Medicines in Pregnancy Valproate Registry...

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase provision of NHS dental practices.

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce the stigma experienced by the trans and non-binary communities in accessing HIV (a)...

      HIV Infection: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the (a) quality and (b) quantity of HIV research on trans men.

      Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have transitioned in each of the last three years.

      Cutaneous T-cell Lymphoma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the UK Rare Disease Framework, what steps he plans to take to engage with the rare blood cancer community to improve...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his department's guidance is for extremely clinically vulnerable people who are shielding and have children who have returned to...

      Strokes: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to ensure that stroke teams follow up with stroke survivors during the covid-19 outbreak to support...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of administering covid-19 vaccines 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which person or organisation is responsible for covid-19 vaccination in Newcastle and can respond to queries.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what guidance will be published for health care professionals on the safety and effectiveness of the covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine is not delayed.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to identify and deliver the covid-19 vaccine to people who have been sleeping rough.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to (a) monitor patients who have had the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine, (b) monitor which patients...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to vaccinate people who are homeless and rough sleeping.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) elderly people and (b) people with underlying health conditions who are housebound receive the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide local public health teams with flexibility to co-ordinate vaccine rollout with risk levels in local areas.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to provide fast-track covid-19 vaccination training to health care workers who are already qualified to...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the (a) equitable and (b) transparent distribution of the covid-19 vaccine throughout the East of England.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that covid-19 vaccination centres are accessible for people with sight loss.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

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

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are (a) housebound and (b) unable to travel beyond their community are able to access...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of prioritising frontline police officers for receipt of the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of covid-19 vaccination uptake among clinically extremely vulnerable people, by disease or condition.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether autism is considered a learning disability for the purposes of the covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) directly employed prison staff, (b) non-directly employed people who work within prisons, (c) probation staff who have...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has been directly informed of issues with covid-19 vaccine supply in rural areas.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that housebound people in high priority groups can receive a covid-19 vaccination.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will issue guidance to hospital trusts on vaccinating vulnerable inpatients against covid-19 on admission rather than discharge.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how people living with HIV will access the covid-19 vaccine in their priority grouping if they have not disclosed their HIV status to...

      Prisons: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many prison staff (a) in total and (b) based in London have received a covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

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

      Mental Health: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the mental health of care home residents suffering from Alzheimer's and other...

      Health Services: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the sixteen criteria each position of employment in the central health service is judged upon.

      Care Homes: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of care homes that will be unable to allow visitors due to lack of insurance cover during the...

      NHS Test and Trace: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to paragraph 3.8 of the Budget 2021, how much of the £15 billion announced for NHS Test and Trace will be outsourced...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether military personnel will be used as part of the quarantine program for people arriving from a country on the UK’s travel ban...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) consultants and (b) suppliers are employed by NHS Test and Trace; and what the total expenditure on those contractors is to date.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when an assessment will have concluded on the effectiveness of the covid-19 vaccine for immunocompromised clinically extremely vulnerable...

      Dementia: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support people with dementia in Bolton who are living in (a) the community and (b) care homes.

      Breast Cancer: Radiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent information his Department holds on the adequacy of staffing levels in breast radiology.

      Learning Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of covid-19 among people with a learning difficulty which is not severe and profound.

      Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the publication of the MBRRACE Perinatal Confidential Enquiry into stillbirths and neonatal deaths in twin pregnancies,...

      Mental Health: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations he has received from mental health charities on the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on (a) people with mental health...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many university places were available to study dentistry in each year since 2015.

  • Department for Education

    • Veterans: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to enable veterans to study for educational and vocational qualifications.

    • Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to confirm the levels of Government funding for music education hubs in England for the 2021-22 financial year.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what support his Department is making available to independent adult education training providers not in receipt of funding from the Adult Education...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing phased returns for school children of different ages.

      Universities: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will take steps to undertake a risk assessment of increasing collaboration, through funding, between UK universities and China.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how portable apprenticeships will be defined.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the 30 hours free childcare policy on the number of nurseries in England.

      Nurseries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the number of nurseries that have closed (a) in the two years prior to March 2020, (b) during the covid-19 outbreak and...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the long-term funding needs of early years education and care.

      GCSE: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what specific support his Department will provide to help enable current in Year 10 pupil to be adequately prepared for GCSEs at the end of next...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Crown Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what comparative information his Department holds on the number of cases going through the Crown Court in the (a) 2020-21 and (b) 2011-12 financial years. .

    • Legal Aid Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to support the long-term financial sustainability of criminal legal aid.

      Prisoners' Release: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department is taking to make permanent the accommodation provision for vulnerable women leaving prison.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestine: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how the Government plans to vote at the upcoming 46th UN Human Rights Council on special agenda items motions...

    • United Nations: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to (a) promote cooperation between and (b) draw on the expertise of NHS and other...

      Mozambique: Overseas Aid and Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) security and (b) Official Development assistance the UK provided to Mozambique in each of the last three...

      Commonwealth: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the change in the level of total Official Development Assistance to eligible...

      Africa: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions the UK Representative to the UN Human Rights Council has had with relevant stakeholders on the...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the change in the level of total Official Development Assistance to eligible...

      Radicalism: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what engagement he has had with his international counterparts on the threat of far-right extremism.

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the UK was represented at the reported demarche meeting in Tel Aviv on 25 February 2020 on transfer of...

      Uighurs: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of implications for Government policy of the findings of the report...

      South Atlantic Ocean: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to the Chinese Government in respect of Chinese over-fishing of fish stocks in...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) his Department's staff and (b) expat communities abroad receive a covid-19...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many potential cases of forced marriage were investigated by the Forced Marriage Unit in 2020.

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on the vote in the Canadian Parliament to deem the...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK security co-operation with Canada of the decision of the Canadian...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the decision of the Canadian Parliament to...

      Overseas Aid

      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 UK aid to Yemen, Syria and other...

      Republic of Ireland: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what engagement he has had with the Irish Government following the end of the transition period.

      Armenia: Azerbaijan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the durability of the ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that Departmental staff deployed outside the UK have access to covid-19 vaccines.

      Ukraine: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to support the Minsk Protocol as a basis for a long-term settlement to the...

      Armenia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what engagement he has had with the Armenian Government following recent protests in that country.

      Voluntary Service Overseas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his Department's future funding plans are for the Voluntary Service Overseas programme.

      Special Envoy for Girls' Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, for what reason the new Special Envoy for Girls' Education does not have the same ministerial status and powers as...

      Ukraine: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to support anti-corruption activities in Ukraine.

      Overseas Aid: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has for the UK as Chair in Office of the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to put the...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Queens Flight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what discussions he has had with relevant stakeholders on the future of the Royal Flight; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that members of the British armed forces serving overseas will be able to receive a covid-19 vaccination...

      Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to encourage members of the armed forces to take-up their covid-19 vaccinations when eligible.

      Falkland Islands: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he plans to offset the carbon emissions from British military activity on the Falkland Islands.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what training has been provided to staff working on the Kickstart scheme.

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Benefits Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions her Department has had with representatives of trade unions on the reintroduction of a full sanction and conditionality...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many covid-19 related complaints the Health and Safety Executive has received in each month since March 2020; and what proportion of those...

      Kickstart Scheme: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what representations she has received on the potential merits of (a) Kickstart gateways and (b) participating employers being able to...

      Kickstart Scheme: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many businesses based have applied for the Kickstart scheme with less than 30 job placements on offer since the 30-placement minimum rule...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit are pending a decision.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans her Department has to reduce the time taken for child maintenance payment assessments.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will take steps to ensure that healthcare professionals conducting medical assessments for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit have...

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many new claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit have been determined in the last 12 months.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit claims relating to work-related chest disease and Dupuytren's...

      Employment: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, when the Government plans to publish its response to the 2019 Health is everyone’s business consultation.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employers were participating in the kickstart scheme in each (a) constituency, (b) local authority and (c) each region and nation of...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beetles: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to help farmers respond to Wireworm outbreaks; and if he will make a statement.

    • Veterinary Medicine: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if he will add veterinary workers to the list of critical workers.

      Export Health Certificates: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of Export Health Certificates that will be required each month for movements of live...

      Environmental Land Management Scheme: Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he will take to help ensure that organic farms receive adequate support during the roll-out of the Environmental...

      Environmental Land Management Scheme: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether his Department plans to include the growing of bioenergy feedstocks such as woodland and energy crops as recognised...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to bring forward legislative proposals on increasing the maximum penalties for the illegal importation of...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of proposals of the Dogs Trust to increase the minimum age at which...

      Horses: Manure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the estimated cost to local authorities of clearing horse manure from...

      National Food Strategy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Government plans to publish a response to the recommendations of Part 1 of the National Food Strategy.

      Food: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he has taken to help reduce global greenhouse gas emissions from food production in the run up to COP26.

  • Home Office

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department is taking steps with the Department of Health and Social Care to ensure that people responsible for the production or...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 5 October 2020, reference RL9115.

      British Nationality Act 1948

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will bring forward legislative proposals to amend the British Nationalities Act 1948 to enable citizenship to be passed down from the...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what guidance has been issued by her Department to (a) prison and (b) probation services throughout the UK to help people in custody either...

      Youth Mobility Scheme: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what progress her Department is making on agreeing a youth mobility scheme with the EU.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many project licences granted under The Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were amended as a result of developments in the 3Rs...

      Security Guards: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on wheelchair users of the requirement from 1 April 2021 that applicants for a door supervisor or...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to clauses 148-150 of the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, what constitutes a positive requirement; and what...

      Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to ensure the right to peaceful protest during the covid-19 lockdown.

      Police: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the disparity in per capita funding of police forces between urban and rural areas.

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many recorded instances of enforcement action against users of mobility vehicles for breaking rules of their use there were in 2020.

      HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect on police budgets of fees payable to HM Courts & Tribunals Service for civil applications.

      South Yorkshire Police: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much South Yorkshire Police paid in court fees for civil applications in financial year 2019-20.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Bloor Homes: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will make an assessment of potential conflicts of interest regarding the ministerial determination of the...

    • Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of homes needed to be built or adapted to meet the accessibility and...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with homebuilders on providing accessible and adaptable housing.

      Housing: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to implement the Government's policy of requiring solar panels on the roof of every new house.

      Bloor Homes: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason he decided to determine the appeal proposed Sandleford Park planning application by Bloor Homes rather...

      Building Safety Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of the timeframe for the submission of applications to the...

      Levelling Up Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with Welsh local authorities on the design of the Levelling Up Fund.

      Urban Areas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to announce plans to allocate funding to towns not selected to bid for the Towns Fund in 2019.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to support areas of high deprivation not listed as priority areas for capacity funding under the...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish the criteria for allocation of funds to local authorities as part of the Towns Fund.

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish data underpinning the selection of areas for capacity funding under the Levelling Up Fund for each...

      Veterans: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that veterans have equitable access to housing.

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when his Department plans to bring forward legislative proposals to give freeholders on private and mixed tenure...

      Burlington House: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the long-term (a) scientific and (b) academic effect of seeking to charge a...

      Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to work with (a) the Department of Health and Social Care and (b) public health...

      Homelessness: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department has taken to work with homeless accommodation providers to ensure covid-secure provision.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 29 September 2020, reference RL12415.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Farms

      To ask the Member for South West Bedfordshire, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to lengthen the terms of farm business tenancies on its...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Government Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to conduct an internal review of contracts issued by the Government during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Treasury

    • Bradford and Bingley and NRAM: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 9 March 2020 to question 160588 on Bradford and Bingley: Investment, if he will publish a breakdown of the figures for (a)...

    • Bradford and Bingley: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2021 of Question 160588 on Bradford & Bingley: Investment, if he will ensure Bradford & Bingley shareholders at...

      National Infrastructure Bank: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will take steps to ensure that the governance structure of the UK Infrastructure Bank will (a) require that the bank be headed by someone with public...

      Directors: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to support business directors that have taken on debt as a personal liability to cover costs incurred as a result of the covid-19...

      National Infrastructure Bank: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether the UK Infrastructure Bank plans to limit its funding to projects that are compatible with (a) currently legislated carbon budgets, (b) the Paris...

      Journalism: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to support freelance journalists ineligible for the Government's covid-19 support schemes.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak of 27 July 2020, reference RL9092.

      Wholesale Trade: Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to create a version of Scotland's Wholesale Food and Drink Resilience Fund for England.

      Financial Institutions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that banks, building societies and other financial institutions report accurate financial data to HMRC; and...

      Computer Software: Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether investment in software can qualify for 130 per cent super-deduction capital allowance in 2021-22 and 2022-23 under section 815 of the Corporation...

      Corporation Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the level of profit shifting into the UK as a result of the corporation tax super deduction in (a) 2021-22 and (b) 2022-23.

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps are being taken by HMRC to ensure there is uniform interpretation of customs rules at different entry points into the UK.

      Social Enterprises: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he is taking to increase the uptake of the Social Investment Tax Relief.

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, for what reasons businesses eligible for the fifth self-employed grant announced in Budget 2021 will be eligible to claim the equivalent of 80 per cent of...

      Free Zones: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has undertaken an assessment of the (a) number of jobs that would be created by a freeport in Wales, (b) type of jobs that freeport...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement, (a) whether UK citizens’ data has the same...

    • Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if UK citizens’ data could be transferred under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement from Japan to...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans he has to trigger UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement public policy exemptions if UK...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the compatibility of a potential ban on arbitrary or unjustifiable restrictions on data flows...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether UK citizens’ data is afforded the same degree of protection in Japan under the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic...

      Technology: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effect of the source code, software and algorithm provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how the data provisions of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement affect the data protections UK citizens...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the long-term compatibility of UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement data rules...

      Data Protection: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether UK citizens enjoy individual rights to reasonable explanation and reasonable inferences on how their data is used...

  • Cop26

  • Women and Equalities

    • LGBT People: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what research she has conducted on the health, economic, and social effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the LGBT+ community.

    • Gay Conversion Therapy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what assessment she has made of the prevalence of LGBTQ+ conversion therapy providers; and what plans she has to bring forward legislative proposals...

  • Department for Transport

    • Pedicabs: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate pedicabs.

    • Buses: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish their national bus strategy; and whether, and if so when, they plan to provide funding for the manufacture and purchase of zero emission...

      Aviation: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the provision of freight services by charter airlines based in...

      Train Operating Companies: Emergency Recovery Measures Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish a revised summary of payments made to passenger rail operators under emergency measures agreements since September 2020.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities are correctly issuing grants under the Local Restrictions Support Grants scheme.

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Doctors' Association, reported in The Times on 21 January, to guarantee that all patients will be given their...

    • Coronavirus: Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) publicise, and (2) facilitate access to, COVID-19 vaccinations for Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities.

      Health Services: Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the planned reorganisation of the NHS in England on the role of local government in (1) providing, and (2) funding,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to publish the daily figures of COVID-19 vaccinations that have been administered; and if so, where those figures will be published.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their White Paper Integration and innovation: working together to improve health and social care for all, published on 11 February, what plans...

      Food: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their consultation on restricting online advertising for products high in fat, sugar and salt, published on 10 November 2020, what assessment they...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to allow dismissal of any NHS staff who refuse to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

      Phenylketonuria: Sapropterin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of NICE draft guidance on using Sapropterin for treating phenylketonuria, published on 25 February; and what plans they have to...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of the investigation to find the individual whose identity was initially unknown who tested positive for the ‘Brazilian’ strain of...

      Liothyronine: Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 4 March (HL13668), what comparison they have made of the cost of Liothyronine (T3) in (1) the UK, and (2) EU...

      Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people per year who have attempted suicide and, prior to their deaths, (1) had been diagnosed with, and (2) had...

      NHS: Orthopaedics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide Open Bionics ‘Hero-Arms’ through the NHS for amputees who have lost upper limbs.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 22 January (HL12045), why they have not set a national access and waiting times standard for child and...

      Protective Clothing: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 6 January (HL10942 and HL10943), whether those purchases had a combined value of half a billion pounds; and...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to improve data sharing between the NHS, local authorities and directors of public health about the number of COVID-19 vaccinations that...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the £500 million for mental health services announced in the Spending Review 2020, published on 25 November 2020, will be allocated.

      NHS: Civil Proceedings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legal claims related to the COVID-19 pandemic are currently being pursued against the Department of Health and Social Care; and how much money any such...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel about updated research on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and its safety recommendations for use by...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they plan to take to protect immunocompromised, clinically extremely vulnerable people if research evidence demonstrates that COVID-19 vaccines are...

  • Department for Education

    • Vacancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which sectors and roles were identified in the most recent Employers’ Skills Survey as being hard to fill; what assessment they have made of the extent to...

    • Private Education: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Berridge on 1 March (HL Deb, col 1002), how the education recovery schemes they are designing will operate; and what...

  • Treasury

    • Free Ports: North of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution that will be made by the creation of eight freeports to levelling up the north of England with the south and...

    • Freezing of Assets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have had assets frozen in the UK in the last five years; how many of those had assets frozen due to possible involvement with Islamic State;...

      Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the landfill tax on the level of illegal waste disposals.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in overseas aid, in particular the funding provided through the Conflict Security and Stability Fund,...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Navy: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have ordered any new ships for the Royal Navy since the Prime Minister's statement on the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and...

    • Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 9 March (HL13634), when the (1) second, and (2) third, ship will enter service

      Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 16 December 2020, to which specific year or years "early 2020s" refers.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dogs: Imports and sales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the (1) import, and (2) sale, of dogs with cropped ears in the UK.

    • Tobacco: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what specific tests they plan to use to determine whether or not tobacco industry plans for a voluntary approach to preventing littering of cigarette filters will...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Families

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their policy paper Statement in relation to legal routes from the EU for protection claimants including family reunion of unaccompanied children,...

    • Immigration: Hong Kong

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) discussions they are having with, and (2) guidance they have issued to, (a) local authorities, (b) landlord representatives, and (c) housing...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Social Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities in England delivering adult social care have increased their adult social care precept for 2021/2022 by (1) 3, (2) 2–2.99, (3)...

    • Local Government: Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, after 7 May, local authorities will be permitted to hold (1) remote proceedings, or (2) hybrid proceedings, for (a) council meetings, (b) Executive...

      Stronger Towns Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the £1 billion Towns Fund announced in the Budget 2021, published on 3 March, each English region will receive, and how much of the £1...

      Universities: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether universities will be eligible to bid to the Shared Prosperity Fund for funding for research projects.

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Grimstone of Boscobel on 22 February (HL13173) and 9 March (HL13586), to list in the body of their answer which specific...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling: Crime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent gambling operators from using the 'dark' web for illegal activities.

    • Pornography: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Digital and Culture on 11 January (130006), what estimate they have made of the number...

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