Written answers

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Sutton Coldfield

      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 Sutton Coldfield constituency on the most recent date for which...

    • Coronavirus: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on rolling out the covid-19 vaccine in (a) Stoke-on-Trent and (b) Staffordshire.

      Coronavirus: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of covid-19 vaccines administered each day are administered in Sefton.

      Coronavirus: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many covid-19 vaccinations have been administered by parliamentary constituency in the North West region as of 20 January 2021.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he estimates that people in priority groups one and two will have received their (a) first and (b) second covid-19 vaccine.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of not requiring covid-19 testing for hospital discharges into the community where care is not...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on increasing NHS support for people with gambling addiction.

  • Department for Education

    • Department for Education: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public bodies and agencies in (a)...

  • Cop26

    • Coal: Mining

      To ask the President of COP26, what engagements he has had with former coal mining communities in the run up to COP26.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the President of COP26, what steps he is taking to ensure that the formulation of his policy is evidence based.

  • Home Office

    • Drugs: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent steps her Department has taken to protect vulnerable children from county lines drugs networks in (a) Slough and (b) the South East.

    • Social Media: Cryptography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions he has had with (a) Facebook, (b) Google and (c) other social media companies on the introduction of end-to-end encryption...

      Internet: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment the Government has made of the extent of online content that does not meet the criminal threshold, but facilitates abuse and...

      Internet: Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the cross-platform nature of grooming and abuse for children online; and what steps he will take in the...

      Home Office: Iron and Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the level of UK-produced steel procured by his Department and associated departmental public bodies and...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 9 February 2021 to Question 146998, for what reason her Department concluded that the higher population of the US...

  • Cabinet Office

    • National Identity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will publish the Government's policy on what constitutes British values; and what mechanisms are in...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that forthcoming legislative proposals on preventing children's exposure to pornographic...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Sanjeev Gupta

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which entities owned by Sanjeev Gupta did the British Business Bank extend the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme; who was responsible for (1)...

    • Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will disclose the names of (1) borrowers, and (2) amounts borrowed, under (a) the Bounce Back Loan Scheme, and (b) the Coronavirus Business Interruption...

      Retail Trade: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional financial support to retail businesses who do not trade online.

      Bounce Back Loan Scheme and Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 17 December 2020 (HL11087), what assessment they have made of whether it would now be a good use of public...

      Greensill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Greensill Capital remains listed on the British Business Bank website as an accredited lender.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of their policy of "seamless trade across the UK's Internal Market" as stated in the Policy Paper by the Business Secretary UK...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultants they have used in the (1) planning, and (2) rollout, of the COVID-19 test and trace system.

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the quantity of glass vials that will be needed to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, (2) the capacity to manufacture these vials,...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine; and what plans they have to ensure that there is public...

      Health Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote health and wellbeing nationally.

      Coronavirus: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners aged 80 years old and over received the COVID-19 vaccination by, and including, 15 January.

      Accident And Emergency Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand same-day emergency care to all emergency departments in England; and what the timescales are for any such plans.

      Health Services: Females

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 19 February (HL13078), whether the women’s health strategy that is currently in development will make...

      Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2021

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to lay before Parliament the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 drafted by the...

  • Department for Education

    • Music: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) funding, and (2) operations, of music hubs.

    • Schools: Uniforms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the voluntary guidance on school uniform costs has been amended since 2013.

      Breakfast Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the value of school breakfast clubs, and (2) the impact of hunger on learning in the classroom; and what steps they intend to...

      Pupils: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the new £700 million education recovery package for children and young people will prioritise those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring schools that are responsible for their own admissions policies to provide their local education authority...

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Peers: Conduct

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the ‘Valuing Everyone’ training session for Peers on the morning of 16 March, whether describing a female over the age of 14 as a...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • North Korea: Capital Punishment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the public executions in Pyongyang on 2 March of people charged with illegally distributing entertainment media; what...

    • Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the analysis by Lord Macdonald of River Glaven of their decision to cut the level of foreign aid spending to...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received for the Kickstart Scheme; how many have been approved; and how many individual participants this includes.

    • State Retirement Pensions: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request on 16 December 2020 by members of the Canadian Parliament to establish a reciprocal agreement on...

      State Retirement Pensions: Bermuda and Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when reciprocal social security arrangements were made with (1) Bermuda, and (2) Gibraltar, whereby UK state pension holders resident in those territories receive...

      State Retirement Pensions: British Overseas Territories

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress on implementing the request by the governments of British Overseas Territories during the December 2015 Overseas...

      Kickstart Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that more young people are enrolled in the Kickstart scheme.

  • Home Office

    • Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that police forces in England and Wales can collaborate with EU counterparts on missing children and trafficking...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Victoria and Albert Museum: Collections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with the Victoria and Albert Museum about securing for the Theatre & Performance Collection (1) expert custodianship,...

  • Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Parliamentary Works Sponsor Body, further to the remarks by the Leader of the House of Commons on 11 March (HC Deb, col 1006), what discussions they have had with him about reports of...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Offences against Children: Jersey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the BBC Four documentary Dark Secrets of a Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne, broadcast on 15 March, what assessment they have made of the government of...

    • Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and War Pensions: Appeals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce direct lodgement for all appeals to the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber; and if so, (1) how, and (2)...

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