Written answers

Thursday, 18 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what plans he has to include hydrogen trains in the Transport decarbonisation plan; and what his timeframe is for ordering the first hydrogen train fleet.

    • Trains: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of trialling hydrogen trains on the Tees Valley line to help decarbonise the railway network.

      Roads: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much money has been spent on upgrading roads with provisions for cyclists in (a) Wakefield, (b) West Yorkshire and and (c) England.

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many miles of road in England are (a) conventional motorways, (b) controlled motorways, (c) dynamic hard shoulder, (d) all-lane running and (e)...

      Blue Badge Scheme: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will take steps to introduce an alternative means of registration and identification for disabled car users to eliminate the problem of blue...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions his Department has held with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) on (a) the time frames from the (i) postage of a...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Eastern leg of HS2 goes ahead.

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of the relocation of his Department's civil servants to (a) Birmingham and (b) Leeds in each...

      Transport for London Financial Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the KPMG report examining Transport for London’s finances that was commissioned in June 2020.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Euston Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of reducing the number of HS2 platforms planned at Euston Station from 11 to 10 on the (a) overall...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to increase rail connectivity between Nottingham and the rest of the UK.

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what process his Department has put in place to allow private candidates to be assessed effectively following the cancellation of GCSE and A Level...

    • Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring additional protection measures to prevent the transmission of covid-19 in SEN schools.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the fund for exceptional costs associated with covid-19 for the period from March to July 2020, how many applications were (a)...

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to issue new guidance on the use of technology in schools for self-isolating pupils and staff.

      Outdoor Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2021 to Question 159265 on Outdoor Education: Coronavirus, how much notice he plans to give suppliers of such...

      Education: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions have taken place between UK and EU representatives on the effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on export opportunities...

      Students: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure students catch up with learning lost as a result of the covid-19 outbreak; and if he will make a statement.

      Remote Education: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether provision of technology to schools for remote learning during the covid-19 outbreak is subject to open competition.

      Pupils: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether it is his policy that education setting providers should make all necessary reasonable adjustments to ensure that deaf children are not...

      Primary Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what guidance has been provided to Primary Schools on the wearing of facemasks by teaching staff within a classroom setting.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what discussions his Department has had with headteachers on ensuring a sufficient supply of face coverings during the covid-19 outbreak from 8 March 2021.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to ensure that children whose parents do not consent to them being covid-19 tested at school are not prevented from attending...

      Breakfast Clubs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding universal breakfast clubs to give every child a healthy breakfast, more time to...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the upcoming ban on unregulated accommodation for children aged under 16, whether children in care who are settled in...

      Family Hubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of family hubs that (a) opened and (b) closed in each local authority area in each year since 2010.

      School Meals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much funding he plans to allocate to school breakfast provision in each of the next three years; whether the sugar tax levy will be used to fund...

      Universities: Antisemitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all universities in England adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement on Children's Social Care Update, Official Report, HCWS835, published 9 March 2021, if he will publish the...

      Northern College Barnsley: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if his Department will provide additional support to Northern College in Barnsley to help ensure the future sustainability of residential provision at...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many officials in (a) his private office and (b) the wider Department have been allocated to the production and...

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what financial support the Government is providing to low-income households that need new or replacement boilers.

      Climate Change: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the (a) UK and (b) Global carbon budget informs the Government's Climate Change mitigation strategy.

      Gyms: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to ensure that people are able to cancel their gym memberships during the period of covid-19...

      Fossil Fuels: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to his Department's consultation on Aligning UK international support for the clean energy transition...

      Investment Security Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164331 on parliamentary scrutiny of the new Investment Security...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 162599, on Business: Finance, in which of the files on the...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the timeframe is for the UK to begin receiving the 50 million doses of variant vaccines secured as part of the...

      Courier Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of parcel delivery services in implementing new rules in...

      Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much funding has been allocated to (a) each organisation and (b) in total through the Industrial Strategy Challenge...

      Coronavirus: Protective clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has plans to classify scrubs as personal protective equipment.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many businesses failed in each month of the 2007-08 financial crisis.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of businesses which have failed in each month since April 2020.

      Courier Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish the scope of the Ofcom Review of Future Regulatory Framework in relation to courier companies.

      Coronavirus: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what the evidential basis was for his decision to allow tradespeople to carry out non-essential works in other...

      Competition and Markets Authority: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will place copies of the CMA’s internal reports (a) BAME Performance Ratings Review and (b) Equality...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the economic benefits of green hydrogen development.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the use of smart meters for residential solar PV installations.

      Batteries: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 26 February 2021 to Question 153244 on Electric Vehicles: Production, what steps he is taking...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the absence of an announcement on government-funded research and...

      Business: 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 businesses with a rateable value above £51,000.

      Overseas Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the number of UK businesses which have relocated to outside of UK territory since (a) 23...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many people were in fuel poverty, in each year from 2010 to 2021.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with (a) Ofgem and (b) distribution network operators on (i) taking steps to...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the (a) effect and (b) cost of energy losses in the UK when developing the...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate he has made of the size of the UK's industrial base in green hydrogen.

      Fossil Fuels: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many homes that are off the gas grid use fossil fuel heating systems in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England as...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many heat pumps have been installed in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England in each year since 2010.

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how many heat pumps have been installed in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) England with support from the Renewable...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Energy Charter Treaty on the ability of his Department to tackle...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Coronavirus: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the proportion of people who died from covid-19 who were (a) disabled and (b)...

    • Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the average waiting time is for a complaint to be assigned to a Parliamentary and Health Service...

      Census: Forms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many requests the census 2021 helpline has had for paper forms since it opened in 2021.

      Civil Servants: South East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the Treasury's publication entitled Build Back Better: our plan for growth, dated March...

      Elections: Disinformation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister for Digital and Culture of 9 March 2021, Official...

      Voting Rights: British Nationals Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what progress the Government has made on ensuring that UK citizens living overseas retain the right to vote in...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Health Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of changing the boundary of the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated...

    • Health Services: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of changing Integrated Care System area boundaries on delivery of (a) the...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to take steps to ensure that pharmacies are not overly burdened in the future by the debts they have incurred during the...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

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

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the financial sustainability of pharmacies in the future.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what advice he has received from Pfizer/BionTech on the implications for (a) patient safety and (b) efficacy of administering the second...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to produce an estimate of the efficacy for a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine beyond 21 days.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

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

      Coronavirus: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the holding Answer of 11 January 2021 to Question 133784, for what reason the information requested relating to Nightingale...

      NHS: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department plans to publish any documents developed during the covid-19 outbreak on NHS strategy for surge capacity and triage.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many officials in (a) his private office and (b) the wider Department have been allocated to the production and promotion of online...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the number of covid-19 vaccine doses delivered to each region of (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients were (a) admitted and (b) discharged from each Nightingale hospital in each month of 2020.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients have been treated in each of the Nightingale hospitals, by location of hospital.

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many beds in Nightingale hospitals are being used for covid-19 patients.

      Coronavirus: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the bed occupancy rate was at each of the Nightingale Hospitals on (a) 1 August, (b) 1 September, (c) 1 October, (d) 1 November and...

      Coronavirus: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of high-risk citizens in Newcastle Central constituency have received the (a) first and (b) second dose of a covid-19 vaccine.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that working age adults living in care homes receive prioritised access to covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to study the efficacy of a single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech covid-19 vaccine beyond 21 days.

      Coronavirus: Bolton South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of covid-19 vaccinations administered each day are administered in Bolton South East constituency.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of putting asthma sufferers who purchase asthma medicine abroad in the same priority...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to train health care professionals on how to communicate the safety and effectiveness of the covid-19 vaccines.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that vaccination centres work their way through the priority list in the correct order and vaccinate...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many doses of a covid-19 vaccine had been received by people in the UK on (a) 6 January 2020 and (b) the most recent date for which...

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of adult care home residents received the first dose of a covid-19 vaccine by 3 January 2021.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans his Department has to prioritise covid-19 vaccinations for the carers of terminally ill spouses.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish regional covid-19 vaccination targets.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is his policy that medical students should be vaccinated against covid-19 as well as all other NHS staff.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations on ensuring that asylum seekers are able to access the covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has for a second priority vaccine list once the priority list of vaccinations has been completed; and whether that list...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccinations have been allocated to and delivered in (a) the North West, (b) Liverpool city region, (c) Wirral and (d)...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential merits of altering a person's priority in the covid-19 vaccine rollout if they...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of covid-19 vaccines to carers supporting residents in their own homes; and what...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the (a) average and (b) furthest distance a vaccinator has been asked to travel to deliver the...

      Syringes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that there are (a) adequate and (b) secure supplies of syringes to the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of people who cannot receive a covid-19 vaccine for medical reasons.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department made an assessment of the potential merits of turning the NHS Nightingale Yorkshire and the Humber Hospital into a...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his policy on vaccination is to (a) restrict the distribution of vaccinations in order to ensure that vaccinations for each...

      Coronavirus: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the care and nursing home residents and staff in the Easington constituency will begin to receive the covid-19 vaccine.

      GP At Hand

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many patients are registered with the GP At Hand service.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people who are not registered with a GP can access a covid-19 vaccination when they become eligible.

      Health Services: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to improve care for black women in the NHS.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with local NHS providers on the (a) ending of and (b) process of emergence from the covid-19 lockdown that...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of using mobile vaccination centres to reach remote communities.

      Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which health professionals are responsible for the delivery of perinatal pelvic floor services.

      Coronavirus: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the location of all NHS Long Covid clinics within the UK.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the speed of the recruitment process for vaccinators who are already medically qualified...

      Coronavirus: Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of referrals of patients to NHS Long Covid clinics in (a) October 2020, (b) November 2020, (c)...

      NHS Test and Trace: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many complaints his Department has received from hon. Members on NHS Test and Trace; and what the average response time is to those...

      Test and Trace Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the payments under the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme in deterring people from...

      Intelling: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what contractual penalties are in place to ensure that clinical contact tracers working for Intelling follow NHS guidance on personal...

      Body Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2021 to Question 159014, what safeguards are in place to ensure that deceased persons are not...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he has plans to roll out regular covid-19 testing to people working in (a) primary schools and (b) nursery, childcare and early...

      Coronavirus: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of (a) offering confirmatory polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests for all students...

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure continuity of care for patients with liver cancer during the covid-19 outbreak.

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that HIV/AIDS support services are available throughout the country.

      Live Diseases: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the number of people with (a) liver cirrhosis, (b) liver failure and (c) liver cancer who have died as...

      HIV Infection: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to include the HIV prevention drug PrEP in the Core GP contract.

      Coronavirus: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to assist other nations in identifying new variants of the covid-19 virus.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure effective implementation of liver disease and cirrhosis assessments in routine NHS health...

      Coronavirus: Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans the Government has within its covid-19 roadmap to allow established couples who do not live in the same household and are not...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Burlington House: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of rent increases at Burlington House on (a) scientific research...

    • Burlington House: Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment was made of the (a) public value benefit and (b) value to the public purse in his Department's plans...

      Burlington House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what the terms of agreement were between his Department and the Societies for the drawing of a new lease for...

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the measure of household income used for the index of economic resilience for the UK Community Renewal Fund...

      UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how the measure of household income used for the index of economic resilience for the UK Community Renewal Fund...

      Levelling Up Fund and UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons the Government does not plan to publish immediately the methodology used to calculate the index...

      Levelling Up Fund and UK Community Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the barriers to immediate publication of the methodology used to calculate the index...

      Towns Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish all details of all the Town Deals published on 3 March 2021, including details of the projects...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average cost to local authorities that are not prioritised for capacity funding of...

      Towns Fund: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish any equalities impact assessment that was conducted for the Towns Fund.

      Regional Planning and Development: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish Government commissioned research into public attitudes to its levelling up agenda by external...

      Coastal Communities Fund and Coastal Revival Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when coastal communities will be able to reapply for the (a) Coastal Communities Fund and (b) Coastal Revival Fund.

      UK Community Renewal Fund: Wales

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

      Service Charges: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to Answer of 3 March 2021 to Question 157189 on Service Charges: Research, when the Government will consider...

      Somerset House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment was made of the (a) public value benefit and (b) value to the public purse when Somerset House was...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will review Public Contracts Regulations 2015 to ensure that local authorities can exclude those applying for...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the Government is providing assistance to developers to help meet the increased demand for cladding...

      Hospitality Industry: Permitted Development Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 2 November 2020 to Question 104771, whether local authorities can exercise their discretion...

      Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to build more affordable homes and reduce social housing provider waiting lists.

      Housing: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what proportion of households have driveway access in England.

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what his planned timescale is for the national roll out of the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme.

      Flags: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to revise the Guide to Flying Flags to remove the EU flag as a flag that does not require consent to...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • HM Courts and Tribunals Service: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on the issue of fees payable to HM Courts & Tribunals Service across the range of civil...

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what recent discussions he has had with the Attorney General on the safety of jury trials as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Magistrates: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, with reference to his Department's press release, Judicial retirement age to rise to 75, published on 9 March 2021, how his Department plans to allocate...

      Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of former magistrates who will be entitled to re-enter the judiciary as a result of the change to magistrates'...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what steps his Department has taken to ensure that appeals of benefit decisions can continue to be heard during the covid-19 lockdown announced on 5...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what funding his Department plans to allocate to the Homelessness Prevention Taskforces operating in each National Probation Service region from 1 April...

      Prisoners' Release: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what support he plans to make available to prevent homelessness for prison leavers in the (a) Wales, (b) North East, (c) West Midlands, (d) East...

      Reoffenders: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, for what reasons the statistics for reconviction rates by sex and custodial sentence length, published alongside the report Women and the criminal...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Darlington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2021 to Question 162625, whether any new jobs will be created by the location of HM Treasury's Northern Campus in Darlington.

    • Treasury: Social Media

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many officials in (a) his private office and (b) the wider Department have been allocated to the production and promotion of online content for use on...

      Ministers: Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department plans to publish the document entitled HMT ministers' meetings, hospitality, gifts and overseas travel: 1 April to 31 July 2020.

      Beer: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an estimate of the increase in beer duty required to achieve revenue neutrality for (a) bottled and (b) off-licence beer on licenced premises.

      Corporation Tax: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if his Department will make an assessment of the effect on the level of inward investment in each year since 2010 of Government corporation tax policy...

      Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of bank closures on local communities.

      Small Businesses: Money

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many small businesses rely on cash to function in the UK.

      Finance: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to support money advice organisations in communities.

      DMB Solutions: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the HMRC liquidation claim for DMB solutions Ltd, HMRC reference 075 2142906 03, what steps have been taken to recover the...

      Housing: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government on the potential cost benefits of reducing VAT on (a)...

      Directors: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether directors of limited companies are eligible for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

      Amazon: Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what plans he has to extend the Digital Services Tax to goods provided directly from Amazon.

      Retail Trade: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the tax per transaction for retail purchases that are made (a) online and (b) offline.

      Off-payroll Working: Hampstead and Kilburn

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of IR35 changes on businesses in Hampstead and Kilburn constituency; and if he will make an assessment...

      Revenue and Customs: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what the annual resource departmental expenditure budget of HM Revenue and Customs has been in each year since 2010.

      Royal Opera House: Self-employment Income Support Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2021 to Question 163647, if he will publish information on the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme specifically in...

      Capital Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate his Department has made of the total value of planned capital investment that will be brought forward into the two-year eligibility period...

      Self-employment Income Support Scheme: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2021 to Question 166463 on Taxation: Self-assessment, how many and what proportion of people already in receipt of a...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what estimate he has made of the number of Business interruption insurance claims that have been paid out since the Supreme Court ruling.

      Credit Cards and Mortgages: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of extending (a) mortgage and (b) credit card payment holidays during the covid-19 outbreak...

      Stock Market: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of further regulatory controls by the Financial Conduct Authority to prevent organisations...

      Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reintroducing the Job Retention Bonus; and when he plans to publish guidance on retention incentives.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help ensure that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe can return to the UK...

    • Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of increasing UK support to the OSCE.

      Mohammed bin Salman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing Magnitsky-style sanctions against Mohammed bin...

      Saudi Arabia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Saudi Arabian authorities on the treatment and detention of (a) Prince...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what impact assessment he has undertaken of the reduction in UK aid to Yemen.

      Colombia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) financial and (b) technical support the UK provides to the Colombian (i) police and (ii) armed forces.

      Small Charities Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the postponement of Small Charities Challenge Fund funding...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding was allocated to basic health in each of the last ten years.

      British Overseas Territories: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many of the UK’s Overseas Territories have introduced a Net Zero target in line with UK Government policy.

      Overseas Aid: Gift Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what was the total Official Development Assistance spend on Gift Aid was in 2020-21; and what allocation has been...

      British Overseas Territories: UN Convention on Biological Diversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether British Overseas Territories Governments are planned to be represented in the wider UK delegation to COP15...

      Senegal: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his Senegalese counterpart on the recent unrest in that country.

      British Overseas Territories: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last met with representatives of British Overseas Territories to discuss COP26.

      Tigray: Internally Displaced People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department has provided to displaced people in Tigray, Ethiopia.

      British Overseas Territories: UN Climate Conference 2021

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether British Overseas Territories Governments are planned to be represented in the wider UK delegation to COP26.

      Overseas Aid: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 January 2021 to Question HL11567 on Overseas Aid: Charities, what assessment he has...

      Africa: Family Planning and Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding was spent in Africa on (a) family planning and (b) reproductive health programmes by the former...

      Scotland: Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many jobs in his Department will be created in Scotland at each grade in each year until 2025.

      African Union: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding was allocated to the covid-19 response funding to the...

      Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, which Minister is responsible for managing and updating the list of British sanctions against individuals and...

      Human Rights

      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 recommendations in Amnesty International's...

      Coronavirus: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance (ODA) funding was allocated to the covid-19 Therapeutics Accelerator in...

      Myanmar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to urge the (a) UN Secretary-General and (b) Security Council to intensify diplomatic...

      China: Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much funding his Department has provided for the training of Chinese judges through the work of the...

      Libya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has of the potential effect of the formation of a unity government in Libya in...

      Syria: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government plans to take to ensure that the perpetrators of war crimes in Syria are held to account.

      Syria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of recent reductions in UN-authorised cross-border aid mechanisms on the...

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK armed forces personnel are stationed in Colombia to assist with training the Colombian police force.

      West Bank: Palestinians

      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 recent report by Israeli NGOs Yesh Din,...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his Israeli counterpart on reports that a 15-year-old boy, Ali Ayman Saleh Abu...

      BBC Arabic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2021 to Question 159293, Israel: BBC Arabic Service, whether his Department's...

      Israel: BBC Arabic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2021 to Question 159292, on Israel: BBC Arabic Service, what assessment he has...

      Overseas Aid: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department has plans to continue until 2022 with the five-year family planning spending commitments...

      Inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to aid charities on joining the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

      Inter-agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.

      Myanmar: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of reports of attacks on medical professionals and first-aiders by the military in...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will rake steps to ensure that members of the armed services returning from duty overseas are not asked to pay for covid-19 tests.

    • Ministry of Defence: Social Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officials in (a) his private office and (b) the wider Department have been allocated to the production and promotion of online content for use...

      Armed Forces: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of introducing financial support for military families wishing to transport their pets to and from countries where those...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the ratio of pay between an officer and a non-officer was in each year since 2010.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the average median pay for armed forces personnel will be in 2021-22.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Health and Safety Executive: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many site-based Health and Safety Executive spot checks have been carried out by (a) covid-19 support officers, (b) visiting...

    • Kickstart Scheme: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment his Department has made on the effect of the Kickstart scheme on employment levels.

      Health and Safety Executive: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reason the agendas, papers and minutes of Health and Safety Executive open board meetings have not been published since March 2020;...

      Carer's Allowance: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March to Question 156242 on Carer's Allowance: Overpayments, what information her Department holds on the starting...

      Housing Benefit: Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the spare room subsidy policy to ensure that people who are unable to work as a result of illness are not obliged to pay...

      State Retirement Pensions: Underpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to Written Statement HCWS824 made on 4 March 2021 by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Pensions and Financial...

      Covid Winter Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether she plans to continue support for vulnerable children and families provided by the Covid Winter Grant Scheme.

      Local Housing Allowance: Homelessness and Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the real terms cut to Local Housing Allowance rates in 2021-22 on levels of (a)...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2021 to Question 160841, what changes her Department is making as part of the overall improvement plan that...

      Maternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, whether he plans to review the rate of statutory maternity pay with regard to the Ministerial and other Maternity Allowances Bill.

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps she is taking to ensure that her Department's assessors are aware of the symptoms of mesh injury.

      Disability: Coronavirus

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

      Pneumoconiosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the suspension of assessments for industrial injuries disablement benefits (IIDB) during the...

      Local Restrictions Support Grant: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, for what reasons the Local Restriction Support Grant paid by local authorities to businesses is taken into account for self-employed tax...

      Department for Work and Pensions: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people employed by her Department claim in-work benefits.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 26 February 2021 to Questions 147867 and 160679, on Employment: Coronavirus, if she will publish the (a) eleven...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what monitoring her Department is carrying out to ensure that approved jobs via the Kickstart scheme are made available and advertised.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answers of 26 February 2021 Questions 155053 and 155054 on Coronavirus and with reference to Table 1 of the Health and Safety...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many employment roles have been created by the kickstart scheme to this date; and how many and what proportion of those roles have been in...

      Unemployed People: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many adults seeking to upskill have been referred by work coaches to adult education courses in each of the last 12 months; and what...

      Events Industry: Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with representatives of the live events sector on the Kickstart scheme.

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what data the Government holds on the number and proportion of (a) employers who have paid and (b) employees who have received (i) statutory...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many easements were approved for universal credit between March 2020 and July 2020.

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what guidance her Department has published on advertising jobs via the Kickstarter scheme; and how long vacancies should be advertised for.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many complaints have been lodged with the Health and Safety Executive pertaining to employees being asked to return to a workplace during...

      Kickstart Scheme: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the average number of applications is from eligible young people for each Kickstart placement.

      Kickstart Scheme: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will provide a breakdown of from where officials in her Department have been moved in order to staff the Kickstart scheme.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the implications for her policies of the findings of research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation which states...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what calculation is used to determine the appropriate capital threshold limits for welfare benefits which are means tested and which are not...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bivalve Molluscs: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of granting equivalence with the EU regulations for bivalve molluscs;...

    • Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to his Department's response to the consultation on ending live animal exports for slaughter, what assessment...

      Dogs: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to facilitate the importation of rescue dogs from Bosnia after the 31 March 2021.

      Fish Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of (a) antibiotics and (b) pesticides used on farmed fish in UK waters...

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2021 to Question 157953, how many people were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of puppy...

      Equine Herpes Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an assessment of the implications for the equine population in the UK of the recent equine herpes virus...

      Export Health Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of additional Official Veterinarians required to (a) meet the demand for Export...

      Aquaculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what support his Department is providing to (a) tilapia farmers and (b) other aquaculture businesses.

      Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to the Government's commitment to pursue an ambitious new course for the organic sector on 27 January 2021,...

  • Home Office

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many and what proportion of decisions made by the UK on applications for family reunification with a beneficiary of international...

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2021 to Question 160772 on Members: Correspondence, what steps she is taking to increase resources to...

      Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will publish details of the two internet service providers that are reported to be conducting trials with her Department and National...

      Visas: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when the priority service for visa applications will be reinstated.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Immigration Detention of 22 December 2022 on the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many UKVI applications have had an official positive decision implemented at a different time from family members under the same...

      Travellers: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the Written Statement of 8 March 2021, Government response to Consultation: Strengthening Police Powers to Tackle...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Child Tax Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many households in Northern Ireland are subject to the two-child limit in relation to Child Tax Credits; and how many children in total...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade in Services Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to recommence multilateral talks on the proposed Trade in Services Agreement.

    • Arms Trade: India

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of prohibiting the sale of weapons including water cannons, tear gas and batons to...

      Trade Agreements: Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what plans she has to refund the tariffs incurred between the date on which agreement was reached in principle on the UK-Ghana Interim Trade...

      Trade Agreements: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions UK and US trade negotiators have had on the effect of a UK-US trade deal on the economies of Caribbean countries.

      Trade Agreements: Canada

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

      Trade Agreements: Australasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when the draft texts of (a) the UK-Australia and (b) the UK-New Zealand trade agreements will be shared with members of the (i) Trade...

      Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what discussions have taken place between UK and Australian trade negotiators on potential UK import restrictions on meat products treated...

      Trade Agreements: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps her Department has taken to mitigate the effect of the UK-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement on producers in (a)...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to respond to the enquiry from the hon. Member for High Peak, dated 26 October 2020, referenced RL13783.

    • Nuisance Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to help prevent aggressive cold calling of land owners by prospective buyers who contact landowners...

      Gaming: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason the Government's policy is that adult gaming centres are unable to open on 12 April 2021; and what the...

      Football Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking in response to the suspension of Football Index's licence; what assessment he has made of...

      National League: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will publish all meeting minutes from all meetings between his Department and the National League, in relation to...

      Broadband and 5G: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that Wakefield benefits from the rollout of (a) superfast broadband and (b) 5G.

      Cricket: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the Racial Equality in Cricket Report, published in 1997, what assessment he has made of the England and...

      Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if spectators will be permitted to attend non-elite sport from 17 May 2021.

      Culture Recovery Fund: Events Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has plans to support live event supply chain businesses from the unallocated balance of the Culture Recovery Fund;...

      Digital Technology: Disadvantaged

      What steps he is taking to tackle the digital divide.

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he has made an assessment of the effect on Gross Value Added in the event that festivals and other mass participation...

      Fairgrounds: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to guidance, Covid-19 Response - Spring 2021, at what stage the Government plans that travelling showpeople...

      Internet: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with (a) Ofcom and (b) web hosting and registrar companies to ensure that Northern Irish...

      UK Safer Internet Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK Safer Internet Centre; and if he will ensure that the level of...

      Social Media: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if his Department will take steps with social media companies to tackle online abuse directed at supporters of the Indian...

      Digital Technology: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the prevalence of digital exclusion among disabled people.

      Entertainers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the removal of work-permit free travel for musicians and performers to and...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will provide sector-specific support to (a) events and festivals and (b) companies in the events supply chain where...

      Hospitality Industry and Leisure: Coronavirus

      What steps he is taking to support the reopening of sport, hospitality and leisure venues during the covid-19 outbreak.

      Broadband: Carmarthenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Broadband Upgrade Fund in Carmarthenshire.

      Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing Government-backed covid-19 cancellation Insurance...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussion he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for people working in the live event supply...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to encourage local authorities...

      Charities: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to support charities during the covid-19 outbreak.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Gender Recognition: Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what meetings she has had to discuss trans rights with organisations that have specific services supporting trans people.

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Act 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the report of the consultation required under section 60 of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Act 2021.

    • High Speed Rail (West Midlands-Crewe) Act 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many submissions were made to the consultation required under section 60 of the High Speed Rail (West Midlands–Crewe) Act 2021; and, of these...

      Holidays: Repayments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage (1) banks, and (2) the holiday and travel sector, to pay refunds to customers whose holidays were cancelled due to the...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what plans they have to ensure research is conducted into the efficacy of each COVID-19 vaccine for those with blood cancer, and (2) what the timeline will be...

    • Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill (HL)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 10 February (HL12638), what assessment they have made of clauses 2(1) and 2(2) of the Domestic...

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue new exploration licences for the potential extraction of gas by fracking, and what advice they provide to the holders of existing...

      Fracking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent assessment of (1) the contribution that the Bowland Shale Formation can make to meeting the energy requirements of the UK, and (2) the...

      Green Homes Grant Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 15 February (HL12862) and 23 February (HL13155), what is the average time for individual payments for each...

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendation set out in the report by the Climate Change Committee The Sixth Carbon Budget: The UK’s path...

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Friends of the Earth An Emergency Plan on Green Jobs for Young People, published on 1 March.

  • Department for Education

    • GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contingency planning they undertook between August 2020 and January 2021 to prepare for the possibility that A-Level and GCSE examinations might be cancelled...

    • Open University

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to permit the Open University to offer initial teacher training courses.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure (1) the financial sustainability of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers, and (2) their ability to engage in long-term planning will...

      UN Convention On the Rights of the Child

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish their response to the List of Issues for the combined 6th and 7th reports under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on their consultation on elective home education.

      Institute of Teaching: Degrees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process will be followed in (1) granting the Institute for Teaching degree awarding powers, and (2) enabling the Institute for Teaching to validate academic...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the completion of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) market review, to confirm whether ITT providers will continue to be able to equip student teachers...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Derelict Land: Prosecutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that remedies ordered by courts following prosecutions under section 216 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 are...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to provide assistance to Palestinian refugees in poverty in Syria.

    • Iran: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what criteria informed the decision to direct £16 million of UK aid to improving educational links with Iran between 2013 and 2017, (2) what projects the...

      Yemen: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are reducing the amount of humanitarian aid provided to Yemen.

      Poverty: Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the public health impact and (2) the role of UK funding in Product Development Partnerships over the last ten years in...

      South Sudan: Infant Mortality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of efforts to reduce maternal and under-five mortality rates in South Sudan; and what plans they have, if any, to reduce the level...

      South Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the progress of the peace process in South Sudan, and (2) the contribution made by the South Sudan Council of...

      Palestinians: Refugees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to work with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees to support (1) distance learning for refugee...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the postponement of presidential elections in Somalia, what assessment they have made of the (1) political, and (2) security, situation in that country.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Exercises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 4 March (HL13345), on which occasions in the last 20 years the British Army has deployed a largely fully...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Insurance in Doncaster Independent Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the report by Amanda Blanc Independent Review of Flood Insurance in Doncaster, published on 14 April 2020, which found...

    • Fly-tipping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the application process for licences from the Environment Agency to collect and transport waste in order to prevent illegal...

      Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to encourage tourism in rural areas, and (2) to revitalise local rural economies.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what methodology they intend to use to analyse responses to the consultation by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs The regulation of genetic...

      Office for Environmental Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Interim Office of Environmental Protection will be able to receive complaints and issue provisional decisions in advance of its statutory empowerment.

      Pets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the law relating to keeping dangerous animals as pets.

      Dogs: Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Dogs Trust Puppy Smuggling, published on 4 December 2020; and what steps they are taking to address the illegal...

  • Home Office

    • Asylum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum claims in (1) January, (2) February, and (3) to date in March, 2021, have been treated as inadmissible on the basis that the claimant was judged to...

    • Police: Per Capita Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in funding per head for police services in (1) urban, and (2) rural, areas; and what steps they are taking to...

      National Security: Cross Border Cooperation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve security co-operation with the EU.

      Slavery

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to strengthen the National Referral Mechanism for identifying and referring potential victims of modern slavery; and if so, how.

      Home Office: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many equality impact assessments undertaken in the Home Office since January 2019 identified the possibility of indirect discrimination on the basis of any of...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Lex Greensill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any meeting took place between the then Cabinet Secretary and Lex Greensill on 7 November 2017; and if so, what record exists of that meeting.

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they based their decision to open non-essential retail, hairdressers, and beauty parlours no sooner than 12 April but not open museums,...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Primary Education: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guarantees they have established, if any, that primary schools in receipt of Space for Sports and the Arts funding since 2003 will have the full duration of...

    • Small Businesses: Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat to small businesses from cyber-attacks; and what steps they are taking to support small business to improve their...

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