Written answers

Thursday, 25 March 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Department for Transport: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from (a) 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020, (b) 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020,...

    • Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many kilometres/miles of the rail network have been electrified in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland, (d) Northern Ireland and (e) the UK in...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of a cashless rail network on rail passengers.

      Aviation: Repayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that airline companies are providing refunds to (a) travel agencies and (b) tour operators within timeframes that...

      Travel Restrictions: Portugal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, when he next plans to review (a) the red list of travel ban countries and (b) Portugal’s inclusion on that list.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the cost to the public purse was of the Oxford to Cambridge expressway project before it was cancelled.

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 165645, what plans he has to make an assessment on the number of female train drivers in the UK.

      Motor Vehicles: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to facilitate the continued use of E5 fuel for Classic Car owners.

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 165647 on Railways: Females, what his timescale is for setting out details of his Department's...

      Parking: Pedestrian Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department plans to update the Highway Code to prohibit parking on pavements throughout England.

      Motorways: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure motorway speed cameras are operational.

      Travel: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what information his Department holds on the number of people who travel to work by (a) car, (b) bus and (c) rail in (i) the West Midlands and (ii)...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to mandate the netting or sheeting of open (a) pick-up trucks and (b) small lorries to minimise litter on the highways.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the ability of passengers to use cash to pay for railway tickets.

      Motor Vehicles: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions he has had with car manufacturers on the fuel economy of hybrid cars.

      Petrol: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that older high octane fuel will continue to be available in Northern Ireland alongside E5 and E10 fuel...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress has been made on bilateral negotiations for a covid-19 vaccine visa with countries that are popular as holiday destinations for UK tourists.

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 165648, what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of female train conductors...

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2021 to Question 165646 on Railways: Females and Ethnic Groups, if he will set a date on publishing details on the...

      Railways: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 01 March 2021 to Question 158174, what assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of providing other...

      Railways: Season Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 150750 on Railways: Season Tickets, what progress he has made on his work with the Treasury to...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to improve the UK's global performance in mitigating harmful levels of air pollution through the introduction of...

      Electric Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what environmental impact assessment his Department undertook when deciding to reduce the (a) maximum grant for electric cars from £3,000 to...

      Transport for the North: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 17 March 2021, Official Report, column 447 on Transport for the...

      Transport for the North: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the oral contribution of the Minister of State for Transport of 17 March 2021, Official Report, column 448 on Transport for the...

      Diesel Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that (a) all UK-registered vehicles have an in-tact diesel particulate filter and (b) the UK ensures good practice...

      Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure that the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme data is made publicly available to ensure that local insights are...

  • Treasury

    • Income Tax: Low Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make it his policy to not freeze the threshold for payment of the basic rate of income tax in the financial year 2021-22 to avoid penalising low...

    • Iron and Steel: Import Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland's evidence to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of 20 January 2021 on the Work of the...

      Free Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2021 Question 170613, on Revenue and Customs: Staff, when HMRC plans to complete the development of the operational...

      Personal Care Services and Weddings: Females

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has made an impact assessment of the potential effect of Budget 2021 on women working in the (a) wedding and (b) the hair and beauty...

      Clothing: Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the ending the VAT Retail Export Scheme on the fashion industry.

      Greensill: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish the notes made at the meetings between his officials and Greensill Capital.

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of (a) maintaining RPI beyond 2030 and (b) putting in place mitigating measures to ensure that...

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on businesses of reclaiming Coronavirus Bounce Back Loans from firms that are unable to open until permitted to...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Investment Security Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 168810, on Parliamentary scrutiny of the proposed Investment...

    • Bus Services: Restart Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reasons coach tour operators are ineligible for a Restart Grant payment.

      Bus Services: Restart Grant Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the exclusion of coach tour operators from the definition of a leisure business in the Restart Grant:...

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164672, on Re-employment, if he will list the (a) employer bodies,...

      Re-employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2021 to Question 164672, on Re-employment, what the terms of reference for the Acas...

      Social Services: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Supreme Court judgement in the case of Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake and Shannon v...

      Manufacturing Industries: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the UK manufacturing sector fits into the future of innovation in the (a) Plan for Growth and (b) upcoming...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to publish the results of the Government's consultation on subsidising overseas fossil fuel projects.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the UK carbon budget contributes to the Government's Climate Change mitigation strategy; and what assessment he has...

      Climate Change: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether his Department has made an assessment of the effect of the Government's climate policies on BAME communities.

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what his role will be in setting the direction and missions of the Advance Research and Invention Agency.

      OneWeb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress OneWeb has made towards being operational by 2022.

      Local Restrictions Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 168909 on Business: Government Assistance, what the value per (a)...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • Community Ownership Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how much funding under the Community Ownership Fund is being allocated to Northern Ireland.

    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to his announcement of 19 March 2021 on Twitter on Victims' Payments, from which New Decade, New Approach (NDNA) priorities...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2021 to Question 157164 on Breast Cancer: Health Services, when his Department plans to make that...

    • Breast Cancer: Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of offering holistic support packages to secondary breast cancer patients in line...

      Epilepsy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many trusts have redeployed or significantly reduced their epilepsy services during the covid-19 outbreak; and what steps he is...

      Antenatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what training on continence care is given to midwives to help (a) prevent and (b) mitigate postnatal incontinence.

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on what dates local leaders in (a) Greater Manchester, (b) Liverpool City Region and (c) Sheffield City Region were informed of the...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on access to (a) routine and (b) emergency dental appointments for...

      Eyesight: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 1 February 2021 to Question 141947, and with reference to the findings of YouGov’s survey for Fight for...

      Ophthalmic Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to collect standardised data on treatment outcomes of (a) glaucoma, (b) wet age-related macular degeneration and (c)...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if his Department will set out a timeline for the implementation of the dementia moonshot.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the NHS National Screening Committee received any application for approval for the use of lateral flow tests for covid-19 from...

      Cybercrime: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what criteria his Department uses to determine good faith security research, as outlined in his Department’s Vulnerability...

      Coronavirus: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support studies on the treatment of long-covid.

      Pharamcy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to write off the £ 370 million advance payments provided to community pharmacy owners to cover costs incurred...

      Coronavirus: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data his Department holds on the prevalence of long-covid in people under the age of 18.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of personal protective equipment supplied to the NHS has been manufactured in the UK since 1 September 2020.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of clear portion size labelling on helping people make healthier choices.

      Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the Government's funding plans are for NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services for the 2021-22 financial year.

      Heart Diseases: Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the focus in the NHS Long Term Plan on cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention, what effect the Integration and...

      Shotley Bridge Hospital: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 September 2020 to Question 89871 on Shotley Bridge Hospital: Domestic Visits, when the last visit was by a...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to answer named day Question 154739 tabled on 15 February 2021 by the hon. Member for Warley.

      Care Homes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of whether high covid-19 risk residential care providers in (a) Brighton and Hove (b) other areas are...

      Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the risk of co-occurring conditions such as substance misuse and mental health issues in...

      Mental Health Services: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what programmes are in place to provide mental health support for NHS staff.

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will extend access to the workplace testing scheme to all companies with 10 or more employees that are operating in the covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing free state-funded covid-19 testing sites in all major UK airports.

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to research from the Disabled Children’s Partnership which found that delays to health appointments during the...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on ensuring nurses are offered a pay rise of at least 2 per cent.

      Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what data is being collected and held on the number of people testing positive for covid-19 after receiving a vaccination dose.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps he has taken to encourage organisations to sign up to the workplace testing Government scheme to increase the use of...

      Coronavirus: Care homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to publish a roadmap for the return of close contact care home visits.

      Learning Disability: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he has taken to ensure that patients with a learning disability are able to access a specialist learning disability nurse when...

      Abortion: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will take steps with the Secretary of State for Education to make it his policy to prevent distribution of the Abortion and...

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what evidence his Department used to calculate the total savings an individual can acquire before they are required to self-fund their...

      Disability: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the recommendations made by the Disabled Children Partnership in their report, The Longest Lockdown, published February...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase funding for research into Alzheimer's disease.

      Community Discharge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether funding under the Community Discharge Fund is allocated to the local authority in which the person is ordinarily resident or the...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what information his Department holds on the (a) amount of overtime worked by NHS staff during the covid-19 outbreak to date and (b)...

      Coronavirus: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish the running cost of each NHS Nightingale Hospital to close in April 2021.

      Home Care Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is planning to take to increase housing-based care options for older people as part of its forthcoming plans...

      NHS: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of NHS staff left the NHS in England in (a) 2018-19 and (b) 2019-20; and for what reasons did those staff leave.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to Question 164411 tabled by the hon Member for Brighton, Pavillion on 8 March 2021 for named day answer on 11...

      Hospitals: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2021 to Question 166600 on what type of equipment will be redistributed from Nightingale hospitals (a)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he expects Sir Simon Stevens, Chief Executive at NHS England, to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member for West...

      Hospitals: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2021 to Question 166600, how it will be determined whether equipment from Nightingale hospitals will...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of promoting the safety and effectiveness of covid-19 vaccines through the scientific...

      Coronavirus: Screening and Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of vaccinating secondary pupils against covid-19; and whether tests on children aged...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of including people who have medical conditions which result in sleep deprivation in priority...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation on moving people with chronic fatigue syndrome...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether he plans to recruit student nurses, who are already trained to administer vaccines, as part of the covid-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, which age groups are planned to have received a covid-19 vaccine ahead of the FA Cup Final on 15 May 2021.

      Familial Hypercholesterolaemia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the target set out in the NHS Long Term Plan, what progress he has made on achieving the ambition of identifying 25 per...

      Obesity: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of obesity on the intensity of covid-19 (a) symptoms and (b) mortality rate.

      Protective Clothing: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for its policies of the Leipzig University Hospital study relating to...

      Protective Clothing: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of wearing a mask on the level of microplastic inhalation by the wearer.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have applied for a deferred repayment plan in relation to the managed quarantine charge.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the catch up programme for the HPV vaccine will take place in schools.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who will miss their HPV vaccine in academic year 2020-21.

      Human Papillomavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many pupils missed their HPV vaccine in academic year 2019-20.

      HIV Infection: Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Gypsy and Traveller community can access (a) PrEP, (b) HIV testing and (c) HIV care.

      Slaughterhouses: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of veterinarians available to fulfil the the duties of Official Veterinarians and Meat Hygiene...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Rule of Six restriction on social contact that will come into place on 29 March 2021, as part of the easing of covid-19...

      Surgical Mesh Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent progress the Government has made on the retrospective audit of mesh implants announced in January 2018.

      Health Services: Prisons and Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the report by Empowering People Inspiring Change, The impact of lockdown to physical health, published in March 2021,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence of the Member for Basildon and Billericay, dated 29 December 2020, reference JB30428.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what comparative assessment has been made of the relative risk of potentially overwhelming the health service by prioritising people aged...

      Coronavirus: Screening and Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescale is for the review of potentially using certificates showing a (a) covid-19 vaccination or (b) recent negative...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effectiveness of vaccine passports.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that people from priority cohorts who have missed vaccine appointments for reasons beyond their control...

  • Wales Office

    • Transport: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on investing in cross-border transport infrastructure.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Syria: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterparts in the new US Administration to work towards a political...

    • Syria: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to press for international access to monitor the conditions of Syrian detainees held by...

      Africa: Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the value of CDC Group's support is for (a) Africa Finance Corporation, (b) Afrexim Bank and (c) the Trade...

      Corruption: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 168857 on Sanctions, when he plans to (a) make decisions on...

      Venezuela: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to follow the steps taken by the EU and add 19 further names to the UK's Venezuelan sanction list.

      Turkey: Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence against Women and Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he has made representations to his Turkish counterpart on the withdrawal of the Turkish Government from...

      Palestinians: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when the EU plans to publish its review into the Palestinian authority school curriculum; and if he will make a...

      South America: Minority Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with partners in south America on protections for indigenous communities.

      South America: Women's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with regional partners in south America on women's rights.

      Ukraine: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance has been spent in support of Ukraine's reform programme in the financial...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations he has made to his UN counterparts ahead of the UN delegation to Bhasan Char on (a)...

      CDC: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what the timeframe is for the publication of the CDC Group's full energy portfolio as of December 2020.

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on their proposal to facilitate the restart of peace talks...

      Pakistan: Ahmadiyya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what representations his Department has made to the Pakistani Government on the matter of attacks on the Ahmadi...

      African Union: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2021 to Question 168997, on African Union: Overseas Aid, how much ODA was...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make an assessment of the implications for his policies of the finding of Amnesty International's...

      Hong Kong: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what diplomatic steps his Department is taking to help encourage freedom of the press in Hong Kong.

      South China Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations his Department has made to China on that country's behaviour in the South China Sea.

      Taiwan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of bi-lateral relations between Taiwan and the UK.

      Myanmar: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the UK is taking with the UN to negotiate the restoration of human rights in Myanmar.

      Myanmar: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the risk to the Rohingya population in Myanmar of the recent coup; and what...

      Vietnam: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of current bi-lateral relations between Vietnam and the UK.

      Hong Kong: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential merits of introducing sanctions on Hong Kong officials...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the evidential basis to suggest that the Chinese state is committing genocide...

      China: Uighurs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken at the UN Security Council on tackling the treatment of Uyghur Muslims in China.

      China: Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent representations he has made to the Chinese Government on human rights abuses in state-run re-education...

      China: Uighurs

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

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the retirement age for Magistrates.

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what assessment he has made of the ability of prison officers to continue frontline work beyond the age of 60.

      Young Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 15 March 2021 to Question 166405, how many and what proportion of young adults aged 18 to 25 years sentenced to life...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will list the countries with which the Government is conducting bilateral trade negotiations.

    • Import Duties: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what estimate she has made of the cost to the Exchequer of the decision to suspend tariffs on imports from the US arising from the...

      Trade Agreements: Cameroon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, when she plans to publish the (a) Economic Partnership Agreement between the UK and Cameroon signed on 9 March 2021 and (b) Memorandum of...

      UK Export Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, if she will publish the new Memorandum of Understanding agreed between her Department and UK Export Finance.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Green Belt: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Government's housing standard methodology on the greenbelt in...

    • Kingspan Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, in the context of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, whether the Government plans to exclude Kingspan plc from...

      Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment has he made of the effectiveness of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018.

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how his Department plans to ensure that loans taken out by leaseholders living in block affected by cladding-related...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Greenwich and Woolwich of 15 January 2021 on Habinteg...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for decisions to be made on applications for loans made by...

      High Rise Flats: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the loans for leaseholders in buildings affected by cladding-related issues will be introduced; and when the...

      Tenants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether landlords can require that tenants have a covid-19 test before undertaking safety checks within a property.

      Buildings: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential merits for fire-safety of bringing forward legislative proposals for...

      Housing: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to increase number of local authorities with local plan policies relating to older...

      Housing: Anti-social Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to protect (a) tenants and (b) homeowners from (i) anti-social behaviour and (ii)...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what provisions will be made through reforms of the planning system to better enable strategic planning across broader...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the removal of the Duty to Cooperate on sustainable place making.

      Derelict Land: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions his Department has had with local authorities on the development of brownfield sites for...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether a future replacement of the Duty to Cooperate will ensure that in two-tier areas all local authorities,...

      UK Community Renewal Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reasons Northern Ireland is not included in the top 100 priority places identified for the UK Community...

      Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to reopen applications for Pocket parks.

      Local Government: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when the framework details for new Devolution Deals for areas such as Cheshire and Warrington are planned to be published.

      Free Zones: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to English Freeports selection decision-making note, updated 17 March 2021, what assessment he has made...

      Local Government: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will make an assessment of the potential merits of flying the flags of the Historic Counties for the...

      Local Government Finance: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received on funding for local government to (a) increase Government support to pre-2010...

      Levelling Up Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much and what proportion of the £800 million Levelling Up Fund for the devolved administrations will be...

      Towns Fund: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many bids his Department received from Northern Ireland to the Towns Fund.

      Retail Trade: Coronavirus

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

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what support he is providing to each Mayoral Combined Authority as part of the Government’s levelling-up agenda.

      Free Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether each of the eight successful freeport bids had been submitted in full by the 12.00 noon on 5 February 2021...

      Free Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether the maximum distance between two sites within the freeports announced in Budget 2021 is greater than 45 km;...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, which Minister has responsibility for parks and green spaces.

      Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many joint meetings the cross-departmental working group and park sector group have had; and what the outcomes of...

      UK Community Renewal Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what discussions he has had with the Welsh Government on the determination of priority places under the Community...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will publish data on the number of social housing properties bought under the Right-to-Buy scheme in Bolton...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to ensure that the National House Building Council guarantee for new builds is fit for purpose; and...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ministry of Defence: Chief Scientific Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many meetings he had with his Department’s Chief Scientific Adviser from (a) 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020, (b) 1 June 2020 to 31 August 2020,...

    • Warrior Armoured Vehicle: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, on what date funding was last allocated from the public purse to the Warrier Capability Sustainment Programme.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate his Department has made of the total of nuclear warheads deployed by (a) Russia, (b) China, (c) the US and (d) France on (i)...

      Scotland; Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in armed forces personnel on (a) total armed forces numbers in Scotland, (b) individual...

      HMS Prince of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Prince of Wales will be ready for her planned return to operations by May 2021.

      Royal Regiment of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many personnel there are in the Royal Regiment of Scotland.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the timetable is for Boxer to reach full operating capability.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what recent assessment he has made of Amey plc’s ability to meet its contractual targets on (a) call out and (b) maintenance for service accommodation.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what steps her Department takes to inform benefit claimants who have been offered an increased benefits award after lodging a successful...

    • Disability: Coronavirus

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

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of using the consumer prices index including housing to calculate pension increases for...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the potential merits of increasing the uplift to the disability living allowance for 2021-22 so...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the briefing published by Scope entitled Emergency support for disabled people and their families, what assessment she has...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what her timescale is for (a) publishing and (b) implementing the recommendations from her Department’s review of the benefits system...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure all communities have access to a quality park to allow people to exercise in a safe...

    • Green Recovery Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how much and what proportion of the Government's £40 million Green Recovery Challenge Fund will be allocated to the...

      Plastics: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of a plastic bottle return scheme on glass packaging use; what his...

      Squirrels: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he has made an estimate of the number of red squirrel numbers in the UK; and if he will take steps with the Welsh...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps he is taking with the Chancellor of the Exchequer to improve air quality in the UK.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the research on responsible dog ownership his Department has commissioned from Middlesex University is planned to be...

  • Home Office

    • Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to tackle knife crime in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

    • Police: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many serving police officers have tested positive for covid-19 since March 2020.

      Road Traffic Offences: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how much revenue to the Exchequer was generated through fixed penalty notices for speeding in each region of the UK in the most recent...

      Fire and Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of creating a Firefighters and Rescue Service staff covenant to enhance support and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Warley of 27 January 2021 on Mr Ahmed Jubran.

      Detention Centres: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what visiting rights are planned for the proposed new immigration removal centre for women at Hassockfield for (a) the legal profession, (b)...

      Borders: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what additional measures are under consideration to provide additional security for UK borders.

      Undocumented Migrants: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the number of illegal immigrants to the UK in 2021 who tested positive for covid-19 upon apprehension.

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when her Department’s review of the rules regulating asylum seekers’ permission to work, commenced in December 2018, will...

      Hassockfield Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment her Department has made of the (a) number, (b) security and (c) pay of new jobs which will be created by plans to re-open...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what plans she has to extend the validity of leave to remain visas issued to persons overseas in red list countries who are unable to...

      Refugees: Resettlement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the timescale is for the commencement of her Department’s future UK refugee resettlement scheme.

      Clothing: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential effect of the UK having left the EU on increasing the prevalence of modern slavery in UK...

      Lincolnshire Police: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she plans to take to ensure that the Lincolnshire Police and Crime Panel publishes an interim report of its findings relating to...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of trends in the level of crime in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West Midlands...

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2021 to Question Visas on Visas, whether (a) priority and (b) super priority visa services have been fully...

      Passports: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to increase the speed of the passport application process for (a) foster and (b) adopted children.

      Biometric Residence Permits: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment she has made of whether the 10 working days target for the issuance of the Biometric Residence Permit to EU citizens...

      Asylum: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps she has taken to monitor the performance of private contractors providing accommodation and support to asylum seekers.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of extending the deadline for the EU Settled Status Scheme beyond June 2021 in response...

      Hassockfield Secure Training Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what public consultation has been undertaken prior to the commencement of plans to re-open the former Hassockfield Detention Centre in...

      Knives: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking to prevent knife crime.

  • Cabinet Office

    • UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to tackle the delays businesses are experiencing exporting goods to Europe.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to his Department's consultation, COVID-Status Certification Review - Call for evidence,...

      Undertakers: Emergencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including funeral directors as Category 2 responders...

      Veterans: Wakefield

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how much funding his Department provided to veteran’s groups in Wakefield in 2020.

      Veterans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what additional support is available to support service veterans during the covid-19 pandemic to (a) access...

      Government Chief Scientific Adviser

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, how many meetings he had with the Government's Chief Scientific Adviser from (a) 1 March 2020 to 31 May 2020,...

      Coronavirus: Inquiries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, when the Government plans to establish an inquiry on its response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Cabinet Office: Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason Question 164350 tabled by the Rt Hon Member for Warley on 8 March 2021 has not received an...

      Census: Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he made of the potential merits of including a question on disability in the 2021 Census.

      Overseas Trade: Poland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the level of bilateral trade was with Poland in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what the scientific basis was for the decision to allow children's playgrounds to remain open while closing...

      10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the Cabinet Secretary was consulted on the financing of the recent refurbishment of No. 10 Downing St.

      Question

      What progress has been made by the UK-EU Joint Committee on revising the Northern Ireland Protocol.

      Electronic Government: Proof of Identity

      What recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of GOV.UK Verify.

      Civil Servants: Apprentices

      What steps he is taking to improve the quality of civil service apprenticeships.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      What steps his Department is taking to improve transparency in procurement in its response to the covid-19 outbreak.

      Internet: Safety

      What assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Defending Democracy programme as part of its plans to bring forward legislative proposals on online harms.

      UK Government Union Capability Independent Review

      What steps he is taking in response to the Dunlop Review on relations between the UK Government and the Governments in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

  • Department for Education

    • Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the need for early years teachers to be provided with personal protective equipment during the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, from which departmental budget the funding for the Government’s £700 million Covid-19 catch up package, announced on 22 February 2021 was...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the total net change was in the number of pupils eligible for free school meals between 1 October 2020 and 21 January 2021.

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the evidential basis is for the decision that students in Year 7 and above should wear a face covering in classrooms and during activities.

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much covid-19 related funding per pupil has been provided to schools in each region since March 2020.

      Home Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department plans to issue additional covid-19 guidance on restrictions on group education activities for home schooled children.

      Housing: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he has taken to support victims of the July 2020 cladding-based fire in the Cube, Bolton.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when his Department plans to publish an update on the Alternative Student Finance product.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure schools and colleges are (a) trained to identify neurodiverse learners and (b) equipped to develop...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what progress has been made on his Department's review of support for children with special needs education in England that began in September 2019.

      Disability: Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Disabled Children's Partnership’s report, The Longest Lockdown, published in February 2021, if she will make it her policy...

      Pre-school Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the guidance entitled Use of free early education entitlements funding during coronavirus (COVID-19), updated 18 March, how local...

      Universities: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to encourage university applications amongst students from the backgrounds least likely to currently go to university.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Sports: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support the Government has provided to sports clubs in (a) Bolton and (b) England as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent estimate he has made of the funding from the public purse required to meet the Government's target of 85 per cent...

      BT Group: Profits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to Ofcom's Statement: Promoting investment and competition in fibre networks – Wholesale Fixed Telecoms...

      Tourism: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department is providing specific (a) guidance and (b) support to UK-based mountain professionals to help them...

      Platinum Jubilee 2022: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what funding the Government plans to make available to support the celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s forthcoming...

      Entertainers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what discussions he has had with cabinet colleagues on the potential merits of negotiating a bespoke visa waiver agreement...

      Performing Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if the Government will provide an emergency funding package for the performing arts sector to mitigate the costs associated...

      Entertainers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress his Department has made on producing guidance for the performing arts sector on the visa and work permit...

      Night-time Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department will take to support the reopening of the night-time economy.

      Gaming: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of allowing adult gaming centres to reopen alongside retail from 12 April...

      Mass Media: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what support his Department has recently provided to media outlets based in Wakefield constituency.

      Football Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what reports his Department received of concerns brought to the Gambling Commission in January 2020 on Football Index.

      Clothing: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what meetings he has had with representatives of the fashion industry on trade between businesses based in the UK and based in...

      Video on Demand: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment the Government has made of the risk of children being exposed to inappropriate content on streaming services...

      Bingo: Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of potential merits of extending eligibility to bingo clubs for access to the Culture Recovery Fund.

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to review the methodology used to allocate funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund.

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he made of regional inequality when allocating funding from the Cultural Recovery Fund.

  • Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

  • Department for Transport

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 8 March (HL13565), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the HS2 noise...

    • High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Environment Agency has given full approval for the construction works of the HS2 Chiltern Tunnel and, if so, when; what risk assessments have been made...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances have they received from HS2 Ltd that they will not seek to derogate responsibilities on noise limits set out in its information...

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of HS2 train noise exceeding the limits set out in the information paper by HS2 Ltd, E20: Control of Airborne...

      Airports: Birmingham

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of the Birmingham Airport Connectivity Scheme for the levelling up agenda.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect a decision will be made on the Birmingham Airport Connectivity scheme, as part of the Rail Network Enhancements Pipeline process.

      Old Oak Common Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest estimated costs of the portions of Old Oak Common station attributable to (1) HS2, (2) Crossrail 1, and (3) Great Western services;...

      Shipping: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 12 March (HL Deb, col 1977), what steps they are taking to contribute to decarbonisation of the...

      Biofuels: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether forthcoming legislation to require the sale of E10 petrol in 95 grade will apply to Northern Ireland.

      Electric Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the e-scooters trials on (1) pedestrian safety, and (2) the capacity of the police to enforce road safety laws.

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Redundancy: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of job losses and business closures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) women, and (2) ethnic minorities; and...

  • Department for Education

    • Pupils: Sexual Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps a school is legally obliged to take in response to an accusation of sexual assault being made by one pupil against another.

    • Newton Rigg College

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the contribution to agriculture in the UK (a) regionally, and (b) nationally, by Newton Rigg College in Cumbria, and (2) the...

      National Tutoring Programme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what qualifications an individual must have to be a tutor on the National Tutoring programme.

      Outdoor Education: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided in the last 12 months for residential outdoor education for children and families with disabilities; and what plans they have...

      Lifetime Skills Guarantee: Older Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the funding for the Lifetime Skills Guarantee is ring-fenced for workers aged 50 or over.

      Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the provision of practical music education in England.

      Students: Disability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of disabled people undertaking higher education courses.

      Turing Scheme: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether students studying in Northern Ireland will be eligible for the Turing Scheme.

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the re-opening of the Rafah Border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, what discussions they have had with the governments of (1) Egypt, (2)...

    • Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Kavita Kumari was (1) abducted at gunpoint, and (2) forcibly converted, in Kandhkot, Sindh when she was 13...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the custodian of Bharchundi Shareef Dargah, Mian Mithu, has been responsible for...

      Abdulhadi Mushaima

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 5 March (158193), what...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of the news release by the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy and Human Rights Watch Bahrain: Police Beat, Threaten...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of Hindu girls who have been forcibly (1) converted, and (2) married, at the Bharchundi Shareef Dargah.

      Sayed Hasan Ameen

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by the Minister for Middle East and North Africa at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office on 1 March (158190 and...

      Sanctions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 March (HL13681), to provide a list of the individuals, companies and countries that were not...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on re-engaging with the government of Iran on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

      Jamal Khashoggi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United States' Office of the Director of National Intelligence Assessing the Saudi Government’s Role in...

      Syria: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Commission of Inquiry of the Syrian Arab Republic A decade of arbitrary detention and imprisonment, published...

      Nagorno Karabakh: Peace Negotiations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the agreement to end military conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan in the Nagorno-Karabakh region; and,...

      Bulgaria: Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Bulgaria about reports of (1) police assaults, and (2) valuables being confiscated, from Afghan and...

      Armenia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current political situation in Armenia; and, in particular, (1) the reports of an attempted military coup, and (2) the recent...

      Voluntary Service Overseas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) (1) to continue its overseas development work, and (2) to offer voluntary...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Military Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries the British Armed Forces provided training to on UK territory in (1) 2020, and (2) 2021.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by the Chief Operating Officer of Heathrow Airport that queues at border control (1) regularly exceed three hours,...

    • Visas: British National (Overseas)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people accessed the British National (Overseas) visa scheme within its first month.

      Forced Marriage: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 March (HL13499), what estimate they have made of the number of girls resident in the UK...

      Police: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the National AIDS Trust HIV and the police, published on 11 March; and what steps they intend to take...

      Police: HIV Infection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the National AIDS Trust HIV and the police, published on 11 March, what steps they are taking to ensure that...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Labour Party and Liberal Democrats: Peers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord True on 11 February (HL12711) and 8 March (HL13422), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what is...

  • Treasury

    • Treasury: Reorganisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to divide Her Majesty’s Treasury into (1) a department for economic and industrial policy, and (2) a ministry of finance; and if they...

    • Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 4 March (HL13627), whether there are funds remaining from (1) the £1.6 billion Stronger Towns Fund,...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Performing Arts: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 3 August 2020 (HL7208), what discussions they have had about the creation of a Government-backed...

    • Performing Arts: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on performance venues resulting from reduced capacity audiences when they reopen whilst...

      Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision not to offer a Government-backed reinsurance scheme on the number of live music events that will go...

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