Written answers

Wednesday, 28 April 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Public Transport: Bromsgrove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to promote the use of (a) the electric shuttle bus scheme in Bromsgrove District and (b) other electric powered...

    • Public Transport: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the Government is taking to encourage people to use public transport rather than cars as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to work with (a) the Home Office and (b) UK Border Force to ensure the the UK Border is (i) prepared and (ii)...

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many Personal Track Safety Cards Network Rail has issued to workers in (a) Network Rail, (b) Train Operating Companies including open access...

      Railways: North of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 176005, what plans he has to electrify the route between Leeds and Church Fenton via Cross Gates,...

      Farms: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the effect of delays in driving test appointments on the ability of farms to recruit staff with the required skills.

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of transmission of covid-19 (a) on public transport and (b) in other crowded public spaces; what recent...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of allowing foreign travel for people separated from their partners regardless of marital status...

      Travel: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent discussions he has had with his US counterparts on resuming trans-Atlantic travel at pre-covid-19 pandemic levels as the covid-19 vaccine...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what impact assessment was conducted on the Global Taskforce's report on International Travel for the travel industry, published on 8 April 2021.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the letter sent to his Department by representatives of rail industry bodies,...

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the cost of the provision of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for (a) local authorities and (b) social housing...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what estimate he has made of the total kilometres of electrified rail in the UK by 2040.

      Railways: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 176010 on Railways: Staff, for what reason he has no plans to publish the information held by his...

      Gardens: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will hold discussions with Network Rail on the potential merits of making available land for community garden kitchens in urban areas.

      South Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has had discussions with South Western Railway on increasing the number of carriages on their suburban routes to enable social distancing.

      South Western Railway: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2021 to Question 181387 on South Western Railway: Rolling Stock, what was discussed in those meetings; and whether...

      Ashington, Blyth and Tyne Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether planning permission has been secured for the proposed Northumberland Line between Newcastle and Ashington.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether his Department has plans to exempt people in long-distance relationships from the covid-19 international travel ban.

      Transpennine Express

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 174767 on Railways: North of England, whether the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Pendle,...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Working Conditions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to encourage employees to go back to the office after the covid-19 outbreak.

    • Modern Working Practices Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent steps he has taken to implement the 53 recommendations of the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ban the practice of recruitment agencies asking for incentives to...

      Travel Agents: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, for what reason travel agents are eligible for strand 1 Restart Grant Funding rather than strand 2.

      Maternity Leave: Perinatal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will make it her policy to introduce paid leave for women who lose their baby prior to 24 weeks gestation..

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what support he is providing to the English language teaching sector to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Investment: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the (a) number received and (b) quality of annual reports submitted by asset managers to...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, with reference to the Energy White Paper: Powering our Net Zero Future published December 2020, what steps he has taken...

      Hospitality Industry: Bury North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how much financial support the Government has provided to the hospitality sector in Bury North constituency during the...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March to Question 161735 on fossil fuels, what estimate he has made of the additional...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 10 March to Question 161735 on fossil fuels, what proportion of the 10 to 20 billion barrels...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 169005 on Biofuels, how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers...

      Committee on Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 169004 on Committee on Climate Change, what steps his Department...

      Committee on Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 169004 on Committee on Climate Change, what steps his Department...

      Committee on Climate Change: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, pursuant to the Answer of 23 March 2021 to Question 169003 on the Committee on Climate Change, if he will provide...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when his Department plans to publish its responses to the consultations on (a) Contracts for Difference (CfD): proposed...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what methodology his Department used to set the target of 60 per cent UK content in offshore wind farm projects by 2030...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last reviewed the (a) procedures and (b) methodology used by the domestic offshore wind industry to calculate...

      Wind Power: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he last reviewed the (a) procedures and (b) methodology used by the offshore wind industry for reporting local...

  • Attorney General

    • Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Attorney General, how many and what proportion of victims that contacted the CPS to make a unduly lenient sentence referral had that referral rejected for being outside the 28 day time...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has (a) terminated contracts relating to, or (b) taken steps to assess reports of modern slavery practices in the...

    • NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of NHS PPE procurement with relation to modern slavery practices.

      Social Services: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of his policy of free personal protective equipment for the care sector until the end of March...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many contracts his Department has issued without tendering since the start of the covid-19 outbreak; what the total value is of those...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will use his discretion to waive the hotel isolation fee for people returning to the UK from red list countries after having been...

      Coronavirus: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that covid-19 (a) testing and (b) vaccination services are accessible for deaf British Sign Language...

      NHS: Podiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to support the recovery of podiatry services across the NHS after the covid-19 outbreak.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of removing the 45 per cent target on dental practices for units of dental activity.

      Centene: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Centene taking control of (a) Thamesmead Health Centre and (b) other GP...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his Department's Tackling Obesity strategy on the prevalence, diagnosis and...

      Coronavirus: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking with the NHS to collect data to (a) assess the affect the covid-19 outbreak has had on heart failure...

      Dental Services: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the availability of dental appointments for patients in (a) Lowestoft and (b) the East of England.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve (a) the recruitment and retention of NHS dentists and (b) access to those dentists in England.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the overall percentage uptake was of Healthy Start Vouchers by people eligible in each of the last 12 months for which data is available.

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect of the backlog of care caused by the covid-19 pandemic on health inequalities; and what steps...

      Kidney Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the number of (a) social workers and (b) psychologists employed in kidney units.

      Social Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the feasibility of increasing pay for all social care staff including direct care workers.

      Cerebral Palsy: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if the Government will use the digitization of the red book to facilitate the creation of a national cerebral palsy register by April 2023.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to increase the recruitment of nurses.

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps were taken to ensure that modern slavery was not part of the working practices of (a) Ansell Ltd, (b) Supermax Healthcare...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of private hospital beds were used as a result of providing additional capacity due to the covid-19 outbreak in the last...

      Stomach Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government plans to continue Public Health England's abdominal cancer symptoms awareness campaign that included the ovarian...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what mapping programmes 999 call centres have access to in order to clarify the location of emergency reports.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the correspondence from the hon. Member for Ellesmere Port and Neston of 7 October 2020 on hidden disabilities.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much his Department has spent on using private hospital facilities and clinics for additional care capacity for (a) cancer care, (b)...

      York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the November 2020 Spending Review, how much of the £1 billion additional funding for elective surgery has been...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 8 January 2021 on support for dentists purchasing...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to minimise the time taken to receive PCR covid-19 test results.

      Medicare Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the contracts were awarded to supply NHS PPE with Medicare Products Ltd and when those contracts are due to expire.

      Dermatology: Out-patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to NHS Digital's publication on Hospital Outpatient Activity 2019-20, how many patients with (a) psoriasis and (b) atopic...

      Epilepsy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when his Department plans to publish data on epilepsy deaths in 2020.

      Nurses: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress the Government has made on recruiting additional nurses.

      Health Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the ability of people with learning...

      Health Services: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department is working with the providers of discount schemes for the health service and carer workforce to ensure that all...

      NHS: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to support NHS staff who contracted covid-19 while working and who are now unable to work as a result...

      BSL Health Access: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NHS England will continue to fund BSL Health Access; and if he will make a statement.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what representations his Department has received on potential liability relating to patients who receive a first dose of the Pfizer...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the (a) MHRA and (b) JCVI have plans to examine the study undertaken by Pfizer on the safety and efficacy of covid-19...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many women under the age of 30 have received the Oxford/AstraZeneca covid-19 vaccination to date.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of guidance issued by his Department to unpaid carers on how to prove eligibility for...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 February 2021 to Question 154863 on Coronavirus: Vaccination, what assessment he has made of the potential...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a breakdown of spending before 31 March 2021 under the £1.4 billion Future in Mind strategy.

      Patients: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the Learning from Deaths programme, what plans he has to publish updated guidance for NHS trusts.

      Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of funding mental health support for ICU survivors to ensure they can be emotionally...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government has written guidance on cost limits to the public purse on legal proceedings over whistleblowers.

      Brain: Tumours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent assessment his Department has made of the progress made on (a) preventing and (b) treating all types of brain tumours.

      Food: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what plans he has to ensure adequate opportunity for parliamentary scrutiny of (a) proposed restrictions on promotion and placement of...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of pharmacies in (a) West Yorkshire and (b) England offering lateral flow tests.

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with the First Minister of Northern Ireland on the potential exemption of maritime key workers from covid-19...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether (a) minors travelling alone and (b) boarders returning to school are exempt from the covid-19 quarantine rules; and if he will...

      Health: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the findings of the Health Foundation report, Build Back Fairer: The...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress he has made on the launch and implementation of the Innovative Medicines Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions his Department has had with (a) NICE and (b) NHS England and NHS Improvement on setting levels of ambition in the NICE...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether childcare is a permitted reason to travel abroad during covid-19 restrictions; and whether childcare bubbles can be international.

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 179196 on Coronavirus: Screening, what the names of the companies are who (a) are...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many external suppliers his Department is working with on the development of a digital card scheme to replace paper Healthy Start...

      Coronavirus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 22 March 2021 to Question 167938, on Coronavirus: Screening, what assessment he has made of potential effect on...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department's timeframe is for introducing digital cards to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will set out his timetable for the roll-out of a digital pre-paid card scheme to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential for a distortion in competition between aggregators and other food...

      Operose Health: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 30 March 2021 to Question 173161 on General Practitioners: Centene, if he will reconsider his...

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of replacing the existing paper Healthy Start Voucher scheme with a digital card version.

      Food: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with industry and business on the proposed online ban on advertising food and drink high in fat, sugar and...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that health care professionals communicate the risks of air pollution to their patients.

      Dental Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support dental services in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c) the West...

      NHS Test and Trace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 24 March 2021 to Question 140313, which (a) public and (b) private organisations have received contracts...

      Industrial Waste: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect on health of...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the adequacy of the personal protective equipment (a) stockpile and (b) supply chain.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what pilots are currently underway in connection with the Government's plans to replace paper Healthy Start Vouchers with digital cards.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will increase the allocation of funding from the public purse for motor neurone disease research to above £5 million per year.

      Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who have been prescribed anti-psychotic drugs who go on to develop Neuroleptic...

      Social Services: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of social care providers paying full occupational sick pay to staff having to self-isolate as a...

      Bereavement Counselling: Coronavirus

      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 bereavement services in (a) Coventry, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress has been made on implementing the continuity of care model of midwifery for women (a) of Black and Asian ethnic backgrounds...

      Criminal Proceedings: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to page 10 of the Liaison and Diversion Standard Service Specification 2019, published on 20th November 2019, what steps...

      Children: Anxiety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what long-term support his Department plans to provide to children that suffer from social anxiety.

      Pregnancy: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 174841 on Pregnancy: Screening, what the (a) timelines, (b) milestones and (c)...

      Pigeon Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the effect on mental health of restrictions on (a) pigeon racing gatherings and (b) cross-Channel pigeon races.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his timeframe is for timescale for the allocation of increased payments to victims of the contaminated blood scandal.

  • Department for Education

    • Teachers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the level of teacher absence due to sickness in the 2019-20 academic year.

    • Engineering: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to encourage women to (a) study and (b) take jobs in engineering.

      Mental Health Services: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of including mindfulness in the national curriculum for all school ages in England.

      Apprentices: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in apprenticeship starts at Levels 2 and 3 on social mobility in deprived areas.

      T-levels: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the T-level roll out for 2021-22 on social mobility in deprived areas.

      Further Education: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179740, on Further Education: Expenditure, what the average total (a) programme funding and (b)...

      Education: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Association of Colleges survey which found that three quarters of 16 to 18...

      Vocational Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of teachers required to deliver the measures outlined in the Skills for Jobs.

      Apprentices: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to improve the quality of traineeships.

      Supply Teachers: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the proportion of the schools budget spent on supply teachers in England in 2019-20 for which figures are available.

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 8 March 2021 to Question 158900, how data that is collected via Reception Baseline Assessments for four year olds will be...

      Postgraduate Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 27 January 2021 to Question 140273, on Postgraduate Education: Coronavirus, whether the Minister of State for Universities...

      Schools: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many schools have claimed Government grant funding for increased infection control and prevention measures.

      Camps International: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has provided guidance to schools on pre-booked overseas trips with Camp International.

      Schools: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will publish details of the review that took place over the Easter holidays to assess the evidence on whether the covid-19 advice on the wearing...

      Curriculum: Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has made an assessment of the potential merits of adding media literacy to the school curriculum in England.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many and what proportion of pupils have been off-rolled from schools in England the last academic year.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of school age children who have been off-rolled since April 2020.

      Schools: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 15 April 2021 to Question 179739, on Schools: Expenditure, what the average per pupil funding is for 11 to 16 year olds in...

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether he has allocated (a) financial and (b) other resources from his Department's budget to investigate potential future uses by his Department of...

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what consultation his Department has undertaken with (a) schools, (b) teachers and (c) relevant stakeholders on diversifying curricula.

      Universities: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what comparative assessment he has made of the number of students who go to university from (a) Portsmouth South constituency and (b) the rest of England.

      Overseas Students: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether students who have pre-settled status will be categorised as home students and required to the pay the same tuition fees as home students.

      Schools: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate his Department has made of the number of schools that are located in areas with fine particulate matter over levels recommended by the...

      Schools: St George's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, whether his Department has plans to ensure that schools are celebrating St. George’s Day on 23 April 2021.

      GCE A-level and GCSE: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure that children are assessed fairly in their upcoming GCSE and A Level assessments.

      Department for Education: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints relating to allegations of racism were made to his Department in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020.

      School Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to page 38 of the Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report, published in March 2021, what plans he has to extend the school day...

      Special Educational Needs: Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the availability and adequacy of education facilities for children diagnosed with autism and other special needs in...

      Assessments: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the cancellation of exams for summer 2021, for what reason schools are being billed fees by exam boards.

      Schools: Gender Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps he is taking to issue national guidance to schools on how to protect the rights of (a) children experiencing gender dysphoria and (b) the...

      Education: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on education outcomes in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b) Coventry, (c)...

      Children: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report by the Disabled Children’s Partnership entitled Loneliest lockdown, if he will ensure that the Government’s...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners: Veterans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2021 to Question 180635, how many prisoners serving a custodial sentence who were formerly members of the armed...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what (a) practical assistance and (b) expertise has the Government has recently offered to other countries to help...

    • Covax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Prime Minister's comments to the G7 on the 19 February 2021, what recent steps he has taken to...

      South Asia: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in official development assistance on the...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when he last made representations to the Government of Israel on the reports of ill-treatment of Palestinian...

      Middle East and North Africa: Internally Displaced People and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the reduction in Official Development...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on reports of the ill-treatment of Palestinian...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if his Department will fly the Commonwealth flag from his Department's building permanently.

      India: Blasphemy

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

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many and what proportion of officials employed by his Department receive remuneration as a result of working...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if any officials within his Department receive any remuneration for paid work for organisations or companies...

      Francis Maude Associates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether (a) he or (b) civil servants in his Department have met representatives from Francis Maude Associates in...

      Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether any Ministers in his Department receive remuneration for paid work for organisations or companies outside...

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions his Department has had with the Indian Government on the provison of (a) practical assistance and...

      Pakistan: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his department continues to fund the Counter-terrorism Associated Prosecutorial Reforms Initiative...

      Pakistan: Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his department continues to fund efforts to reform the prosecution of terrorism cases in Pakistan.

      India: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to India to help tackle the increase in covid-19 cases in that country.

      South Asia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect the reduction in Overseas Development Assistance on (a) vital...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what proportion of existing projects have been reduced following the decision to reduce the official development...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many no-cost extensions for projects funded by the Official Development Assistance budget have been refused...

      British Nationals Abroad: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to arrange additional flights for UK nationals stranded in covid-19 red list countries to...

      Taiwan: World Health Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he will support Taiwan’s attendance at the forthcoming 74th session of the World Health Assembly as...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many British nationals were murdered abroad in each year since 2017.

      Borneo: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of (a) risk to travellers to Borneo during the covid-19 pandemic,...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether Government advice against travelling on cruises will be removed for destinations that are given green...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of aligning his Department's advice on travel for cruising...

      HIV Infection: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the 2021-22 allocation of Official Development Assistance...

      Lebanon: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, when his Department plans to publish the 2021-22 official development assistance funding allocation for Lebanon.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on the implementation of reforms by the Bosnia...

      Unaids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the 2021-22 allocation of Official Development Assistance...

      HIV Infection: Medical Treatments and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the 2021-22 allocation of Official Development Assistance...

      South Asia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect the reduction in Overseas Development Assistance on health programmes in...

      International Financing Facility for Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what his Department's plans are for the International Finance Facility for Education (IFFEd) initiative; and what...

      Global Partnership for Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, if he will take steps to allocate £600 million to the Global Partnership for Education to deliver on his...

      Hong Kong: British National (Overseas)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his German counterpart on that country's decision not to recognise the new...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to his Written Statement of 21 April 2021 on UK Official Development Assistance departmental allocations...

      South Asia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect the reduction in Overseas Development Assistance on humanitarian and...

      Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of the Robert Carr Fund in advancing HIV and health...

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the 2021-22 allocation of Official Development Assistance...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the Government's progress towards the Prime Minister’s G7 commitment in...

      Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the change in the level of Official Development Assistance in 2021-22...

      West Bank: Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how many UK-funded humanitarian aid structures in the West Bank including East Jerusalem have been demolished or...

      Occupied Territories: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the 2021-22 reduction in official development...

      Lebanon: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment his Department has made of the potential effect of the reduction in overseas development...

      Israel: 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 targeting of 58 Palestinian structures and...

      Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assistance his Department is providing to Nazanin Zaghari-Radcliffe since her sentence ended in March 2021;...

      Syria and Yemen: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the reduction in official development assistance on the...

      Bahrain: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the outbreak of covid-19 at Jau Prison in Bahrain, and to the UN Office of the High Commissioner...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether he plans to refer Iran’s non-compliance with the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear...

      Iran: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what progress has been made on negotiating a new international agreement restricting Iran's (a) nuclear programme,...

      Nigeria: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the threat to Christians following killings in Nigeria.

  • Ministry of Defence

    • USA: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Queen Elizabeth will engage in a joint exercise with USS Dwight D Eisenhower as part of the deployment of Carrier Strike Group 21 to the...

    • India: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether HMS Queen Elizabeth will engage in a joint exercise with the Indian Navy as part of Carrier Strike Group 21; and whether those exercises will...

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many officer cadets from the UK who entered training at Sandhurst were from ethnic minorities, in each year since 2010.

      Oman: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will list all the Chiefs of the Defence staff that attended the Sultan's Privy Council in Oman while serving in the UK. UK.military.

      Army: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the rollout of the covid-19 vaccine for serving soldiers.

      Military Aircraft: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish details of the overseas (a) exercises and (b) deployments undertaken by (i) RAF Typhoon and (ii) F-35B forces in (A) 2019, (B) 2020...

      Type 26 Frigates: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the change to the timescale for the Type 26 construction programme of gearbox delays.

      Defence: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 18 January 2021 to Question 135975 on Armed Forces: Carbon Emissions, what the timetable is for the completion of the work on...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, who determines whether a paper presented to the Universal Credit Programme Board is a below the line item and therefore not automatically...

    • Kickstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 8 February 2021 to Question 145788, for what reasons local data is not available for the Kickstart scheme; and what...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many households there are in the private rented sector in receipt of universal credit with the housing element in payment; how many of...

      Redundancy: Rapid Response Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 20 April 2021 to Question 179078, for what reason rapid response funding does not cover career change retraining for...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many people will benefit from the £20 uplift in universal credit; and what the value of that uplift is in monetary terms in (a) the...

      Employment: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment her Department has made of the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on employment levels amongst 25-35 year olds in (a) Coventry...

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will place in the Library a copy of the paper, Universal Credit claimants – In their own words which was presented to the...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many jobs have been approved by the Kickstart Scheme nationally to date.

      Bereavement Support Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to the Answer of 14 December 2020 to Question 127581, on Bereavement Support Payment, whether an assessment of the economic effect of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 176014, on Work Capability Assessment, what constitutes appropriate with respect to...

      Universal Credit: Learning Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Universal Credit Programme Board minutes, Paper 1, deposited in the Library on 15 April 2021, if she will publish an...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit sanctions have been administered in each month since January 2021.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2021 to Question 171674, on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, and the Best practice memorandum...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 25 March 2021 to Question 171674, on Social Security Benefits: Appeals, what training decision makers receive...

      Universal Credit: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many universal credit sanctions have been administered for failure to comply with work claimant commitments due to complying with covid-19...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of claimants who were offered an increased benefits award after lodging an appeal were provided with an...

      Self-employed: Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will review the adequacy of financial support available for self-employed people who are adopting children.

      Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Universal Credit Programme Board minutes, Paper 1, deposited in the Library on 15 April 2021, if she will publish an...

      Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, pursuant to Answer 169910 of 23 March 2021 on Social Security Benefits: Terminal Illnesses, what recent progress her Department has made...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Gardens: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to expand community garden kitchens in urban areas to increase food sustainability.

    • Rabbits: Furs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, if his Department will take steps to prevent rabbit fur from being sold as a by-product of rabbit meat; and if he will make...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the Government’s policy is on waste incineration.

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what plans he has to announce a moratorium on the incineration of waste to help meet the Government’s climate objectives.

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fishing enforcement vessels are staffed and recorded in UK waters.

      Eggs: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether he plans to ban the sale of eggs produced from caged hens.

      Hill Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Agricultural Transition Plan 2021 to 2024 on (a) uplands...

      Meat: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of considering the production and consumption of cellular meat as part...

      Assistance Animals: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what steps is he taking to remove the internal border for assistance dog owners between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

      Rabbits: Furs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of rabbit fur, produced in the UK, in each year since 2015.

      Rabbits: Meat Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the value of rabbit meat produced in the UK in each year since 2015.

      Rabbits: Furs and Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what data his Department holds on the number of rabbits bred and killed in Great Britain for their (a) meat and (b) fur.

  • Home Office

    • Asylum: Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 22 April 2021 to Question 183092, on Asylum: Clothing, if he will publish in full the receipts for the expenditure...

    • Hate Crime: Asians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what her Department's policy is on the use of the term Oriental by the Metropolitan Police in reference to hate crimes against people from...

      Asylum: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the reasons for the increase in asylum applications from Eritrean nationals in 2020.

      Visas: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of visas for frontline health and care workers in Northern Ireland that will be extended.

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many EU citizens have been granted settled status to remain in the UK.

      Asylum: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many asylum seekers her Department sent to live in Preston in each month of (a) 2019, (b) 2020 and (c) 2021.

      Naturalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will assess the potential merits of amending the immigration rules to give officials the power in exceptional circumstances to waive...

      Asylum: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the average waiting time was for an asylum interview in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Pepper Spray and Weapons: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of decriminalising the possession of (a) pepper spray and (b) non-lethal self-defence...

      Emergency Services Network: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many Extended Area Service are being constructed to a specification where they could be shared between all four Mobile Network Operators...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to respond to the letter dated 12 February 2021 from the hon. Member for West Lancashire on weddings, reference ZA55504.

  • Scotland Office

    • Coronavirus: Scotland

      What recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Government on the implementation of the covid-19 vaccination programme in Scotland.

    • Television Licences: Scotland

      What assessment he has made of the effect on people over the age of 75 in Scotland of the removal of free TV licences.

      UN Climate Conference 2021

      What recent discussions he has had with (a) Cabinet colleagues and (b) the Scottish Government on preparations for COP26 in Glasgow.

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 22 April 2021 to Question 183159, on Planning, whether training is offered to Ministers...

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities who used reserves to balance their 2020-21 budgets.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to set out a long-term funding plan for local authorities.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking in response to the National Audit Office report, Local government finance in the pandemic,...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to ensure that his Cabinet Colleagues improve their (a) links with and (b) understanding of...

      Social Rented Housing: Enfield North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent estimate he has made of the number of additional council and housing association homes required to meet...

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to include housing with care accommodation as part of the Government’s proposals...

  • Members Estimate Committee

    • Representative Money

      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Members Estimate Committee, how much has been paid from the public purse in Representative Monies to parties whose hon. Members have not...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, which aspects of (a) trade policy and (b) ongoing trade negotiations require the co-ordination of...

    • Home Shopping: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, if his Department will launch a public education campaign that would alert consumers to their potential...

      G7: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 174934, how many companies applied for the contract to...

      Exports: Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the UK leaving the EU on SMEs and their ability to export...

      Delivery Services: UK Trade with EU

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the effect on UK businesses exporting to the EU of the decision by European...

      Companies: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether a requirement for (a) company identifiers and (b) spend data is planned to be included in upcoming...

      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 delays at UK customs on EU imports.

      Gender Based Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant the Answer of 29 March 2021 to Question 172053 on Gender Based Violence: Victim Support Schemes, and...

      Question

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on UK exports to the EU.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps he is taking to (a) rectify and (b) prevent breaches of transparency obligations in public...

      Car Washes: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, for what reason his Department has issued guidance during the covid-19 lockdown announced in January 2021...

      Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs' Written Statement of 21...

      Coronavirus: Social Distancing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what recent assessment his Department has made of the potential to lift all covid-19 restrictions on social...

      Caravan Sites and Holiday Accommodation: Coronavirus

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, pursuant to the Answer of 13 April 2021 to Question 174724 on Caravan Sites and Holiday Accommodation:...

  • Treasury

    • Electric Vehicles: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the affordability in terms of public finances of introducing a favourable tax regime for the purchase of...

    • Housing: Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether any refurbishments or redecorations have been requested in respect of accommodation made available by the Government to Ministers in his Department...

      Business: Taxis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if will he make it his policy to allow taxis taken home by employees to be taxed as a legitimate business expense.

      Small Businesses: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of business rates on small businesses.

      National Savings and Investments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent progress has been made on the National Savings and Investment's green savings product; and whether the Government has plans to offer that...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the accuracy of payments made through the Equitable Life Payment Scheme.

      Global Anti-corruption Sanctions Regulations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations 2021, what additional resources he will provide to (a) the National Crime Agency and (b)...

      Friendly Societies: Reviews

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will launch a review of the adequacy of legislation on friendly societies; and if he will make a statement.

      Liverpool Victoria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will make an assessment of the effect of the proposed demutualisation of Liverpool Victoria on corporate diversity and customer choice in financial...

      Building Societies and Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether an assessment was made on the effect of the demutualisation of building societies and financial mutuals on the events leading up to the financial...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the enquiry of 26 January 2021 from the hon. Member for High Peak with the reference RL17850.

      Red Diesel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether he has made an assessment of the potential merits of including all grassroots sports clubs in the list of exemptions in relation to the use of Red...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what support he is providing to the English language teaching sector to mitigate the effect of the covid-19 pandemic.

      Financial Services: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase accountability among digital financial service providers and (b) ensure that (i) PayPal and (ii) other...

      Building Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision by regulators not to consider the effect of demutualisation of building societies and friendly...

      Intellectual Property Office: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on agreeing the pay settlement for staff at the Intellectual Property Office.

      Soft Drinks: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much funding his Department has received from revenues from the Soft Drinks Industry Levy since that levy was introduced on 6 April 2018.

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when the Government plans to publish the findings of its review of the Gambling Act 2005.

    • Artificial Intelligence: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to tackle gender disparities in artificial intelligence technology.

      Football: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the decision to allow fans inside the Crucible to watch the World Snooker Championship, if he will allow...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will facilitate a roundtable discussion with sports broadcasters and football fan associations to discuss the European...

      Telecommunications: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of requiring telecoms suppliers to offer their best value tariffs to...

      Musicians: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 April 2021 to Question 178768, which Ministers have spoken to which heads of missions in EU...

      Culture Recovery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will take steps to ensure that the criteria for the next allocations of the Cultural Recovery Fund will allow...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he has taken to provide financial support for businesses within events and exhibitions sector that will be affected...

      Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, on how many occasions in the last year he, or officials in his Department, have discussed the prospects of the formation of a...

      Sport Winter Survival Package: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, how much and what proportion of additional funding provided through the Government's Sport Winter Survival Package has been...

      Tourism: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking support the tourism and wider visitor economy to reopen safely as covid-19 restrictions...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether all participants regardless of their covid-19 vaccination status are tested both prior to and after the event they...

      Events Industry: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to covid-19 testing at large events pilots taking place as part of the Events Research Programme, whether the...

      Broadband: Windsor and Maidenhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what progress has been made on the rollout of full-fibre broadband in (a) Wraysbury, (b) Eton, (c) Old Windsor and (d) Windsor...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, if he will make an assessment of adding touring artists to the list of jobs that qualify for covid-19 travel exemptions.

  • Women and Equalities

    • Babies and Mothers: Coronavirus

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what discussions she has had with Ministers in HM Treasury on the allocation of specific funding from the public purse to (a) new mothers and (b)...

  • Department for Transport

    • Travel: Forms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the declaration form for international travel from England does not allow a British citizen to provide an overseas address.

    • Airports: National Policy Statements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 19 April (HL Deb, col 1639), what assessment they have made of the need to review the Airports National Policy...

      Aviation: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of current support available for (1) the aviation sector, and (2) its supply chain.

      East Coast Railway Line: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the results of the trial of single leg pricing on the East Coast main line.

      High Speed 2 Railway Line: Chilterns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of (1) damage, or (2) pollution, to (a) the Mid Chilterns aquifer, (b) the River Misbourne, and (c) Shardeloes Lake,...

      Motorways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when approval was granted for the introduction of smart motorways.

      Swinderby Railway Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 21 April (HL14705), what assessment they have made of the impact that additional stops at Swinderby...

  • Department for Education

    • Children: Gambling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have that the requirement in the statutory guidance Relationship Education, Relationships and Sex Education and Health Education, published in...

    • Schools: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address the reported digital learning divide; and what plans they have to increase funding for technology within schools.

      Apprentices: Ethnic Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that BAME communities receive apprenticeship outreach information.

      Pupil Premium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on schools of the decision to base pupil premium allocations for the 2021–22 academic year on the...

      Universities: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a delayed return to in-person attendance at universities on the mental health of students.

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of (1) the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and (2) the COVID-19 pandemic, on demand for primary school places.

      Tourism: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to invest in skills, training and educational opportunities for people of all ages working in the tourism industry.

      Class Sizes: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce school class sizes once restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic have been lifted.

      Department for Education: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines the Department for Education (1) has, and (2) follows, for the time taken in responding to communications from members of the House of Lords.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Ofsted ratings on the ability of a school to (1) attract, and (2) recruit, teaching staff.

      Teachers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of current teacher workload on future retention rates.

      Home Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases local authorities have brought against parents whose child has been deemed not to be in receipt of a suitable full-time education...

      Young People: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the briefing paper by the UCL Institute of Education The darkest hour? New evidence of the learning experiences, well-being and...

      Out-of-school Education: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 4 February 2020 (HL646) and 13 February 2020 (HL1377 and HL1414) and by Baroness Berridge on...

      Office for Students: Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Office for Students (OfS) has taken since the Secretary of State for Education wrote to it on 8 February stating that “the OfS should not...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Horizon Europe: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, having secured Associate Status to the Horizon Europe programme, whether they will fund participation in that programme in full; and whether there will be a...

    • Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many financial institutions not approved by regulators have been accredited under loan schemes designed to support businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      Research: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which projects have had their grant funding from UK Research and Innovation reduced in 2021–22 following the reduction in its Official Development Assistance...

      Business: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of business debt accrued during the COVID-19 pandemic.

      OneWeb and SpaceX: Satellites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the risks to low-earth-orbit spacecraft, following the reported near miss between a OneWeb Satellite and a SpaceX satellite in April.

      OneWeb: Satellites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with (1) the Royal Astronomical Society, (2) the European Southern Observatory, and (3) other relevant stakeholders, about the...

      Business: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey by Nerdwallet on business managers and mental health, published on 24 March; and what steps they are taking to...

      Research: Career Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic on the ability of early career researchers to continue in their research career.

      EGNOS: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial contribution the EU requested for the UK to continue to access to the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service Safety of Life service; how...

      Greensill: Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how quickly after accreditation Greensill Capital disbursed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme funds.

      Suez: Veolia Environment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about possible anti-trust issues following Veolia's agreement to acquire SUEZ Group.

      Working Hours: Spain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposed three-year pilot project for a 32-hour working week in Spain; and what plans, if any, they have for a similar...

      Retail Trade: Urban Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to encourage consumers to support independent high street businesses.

      Small Businesses: Government Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support small businesses owners who commit to investing in their businesses in 2021.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement in the Energy White Paper Powering our Net Zero Future, published in December 2020, that “all rented non-domestic buildings will be...

      Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill (HL)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 18 March (HL13898), what assessment they have made of (1) clause 2(1), and (2) clause 2(2), of the Domestic...

      Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill (HL)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 18 March (HL13898), on what grounds they consider that the Domestic Premises (Energy Performance) Bill [HL]...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Males: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their announcement on 6 March of a call for evidence in support of a new Women's Health Strategy, whether have they assessed the merits of developing a...

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that GP and hospital vaccination hubs are pausing vaccination programmes due to a lack of COVID-19 vaccination...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide guidance to disabled people who have not been included in the first phase priority vaccination groups.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of urology specialist nurses treating prostate cancer.

      Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis ad hoc meetings of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation may be called; and who is responsible for making this decision.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many GP referrals there were for prostate cancer from 1 March to 1 December (1) in 2020, and (2) in 2019.

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial viability of the UK hospice sector.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many clinical negligence cases brought against the NHS in England were funded by (1) a conditional fee agreement, (2) legal aid, or (3) by some other form of...

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the Sue Ryder charity, published on 31 January, on the funding challenges facing the UK hospice sector.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why a UK citizen officially resident in the European Union is not permitted to travel from the UK under COVID-19 regulations to be united with close family, but...

      Coronavirus: Health Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will provide to people suffering from long-Covid after the pandemic.

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pancreatic cancer surgeries have been cancelled in each month since January 2020.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 3 February (HL12379), without naming individual locations or the number of stockpiles held, how many COVID-19...

      Pancreatic Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in each month since January 2020; and what percentage of those diagnoses have been at Stage (1) 1, (2)...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Homelessness: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the successful re-housing of homeless individuals and families during the pandemic, what steps they will take to support homeless individuals and...

    • Local Government: Inspections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, following the inspection into the governance of Liverpool City Council, what assessment they have made of the need to strengthen the (1) audit, and (2)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent new homes from being built with a lower standard than Energy Performance Certificate band B.

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 19 April (HL Deb, col 1639), what discussions have been held by (1) ministers, and (2) civil servants, about the role...

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Marriage and Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper, published on 14 March 2018, what progress they have made on exploring "the legal and practical...

    • Wills: Disclosure of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all wills requiring probate are required to be made available for public inspection; if not, what plans they have to make this a requirement for all wills,...

      Marriage: Humanism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take further to the High Court’s judgment in Harrison v Secretary of State for Justice & others, published on 31 July 2020; and...

      Crown Dependencies: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last negotiated with each of the three Crown Dependencies the (1) financial, and (2) other, contributions they should make in return for the UK...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Democratic Republic of the Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual UK financial contribution to the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCU); and what...

    • Darfur: International Assistance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the recent violence in Darfur, and (2) any relationship between a reduction in international aid for people in Darfur...

      Rwanda: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) plans, and  (2) objectives, they have for the 2021 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting due to take place in Rwanda in June; and whether UK...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what urgent steps they are taking in response to the volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how, and through which channels, they have coordinated the international response to the volcanic eruptions in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

      Taiwan: World Health Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to work with international partners to ensure that Taiwan is included at the forthcoming World Health Assembly on 24 May, and (2) to...

      Tigray: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of UK aid to the Tigray region is being distributed in Sudan.

      South Sudan: Famine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people at risk of (1) famine, or (2) severe food insecurity, in South Sudan in the next 12 months.

      Fossil Fuels: Overseas Investment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 February (HL13294), how the "very limited exceptions" by which some fossil fuel projects will...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have (1) offered, and (2) provided, to engineers in St Vincent and the Grenadines to help with (a) the restoration of water and electricity...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) humanitarian assistance, and (2) emergency supplies, they have provided to St Vincent and the Grenadines following the volcanic eruptions.

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they have made to UK non-governmental organisations to support those organisations to provide assistance to those affected by the volcanic...

      St Vincent and the Grenadines: Volcanoes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with non-governmental organisations and churches in St Vincent and the Grenadines which are supporting evacuees following the...

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for blocking (1) the government of China, and (2) Chinese companies, from acquiring British infrastructure in view...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Ocean Wave 97

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many ships were included in the Ocean Wave task group of 1997.

    • Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) interpreters, and (2) members of interpreters' families, have been relocated from Afghanistan to the UK under the (a) ex gratia redundancy scheme, and...

      Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many locally employed civilian interpreters who (1) have previously worked, or (2) currently work, for the UK Armed Forces (a) remain in Afghanistan, and (b)...

      Question

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) interpreters, and (2) members of interpreters' families, have been accepted for relocation but have not yet been relocated under the (a) ex gratia...

      Iraq: Arms Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the training provided to 120,000 soldiers in Iraq has extended to contributing arms and equipment from companies in the British defence industry; and, if...

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit applications there have been since 21 March 2020.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Forests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the acreage of ancient woodlands lost in England in each of the last ten years.

    • Coastal Areas: Lincolnshire

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Environment Agency about actions they can take to support the development of coastal communities in the Greater...

      Countryside: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether payments made under the pilot Sustainable Farming Incentive scheme will reward initiatives to support public access to the countryside.

      Countryside: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the farm trials taking place to prepare for the implementation of the Agriculture Act 2020 are focused on improving public access to the countryside.

      Rights of Way: Registration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the deadline of January 2026 for the registration of new public rights of way under the National Parks and Access to the...

      Forests: Nature Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce further protections for the remaining areas of ancient woodland in England.

      Pets: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards ensuring the unfettered movement of pets within the UK.

      Countryside: Access

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the first date by which farmers can receive payments for improving public access and enjoyment of the countryside as set out in the Agriculture Act 2020.

  • Home Office

    • Migrants: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been held for 28 days or longer in immigration detention in the last year.

    • Religious Practice: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 8 April (HL14593), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, in pursuit of their...

      Airports: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent significant delays for returning travellers arriving at airports in the UK.

      Offenders: Gender Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have for the police in England and Wales to follow the reported approach of Police Scotland of recording male perpetrators of rape or...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of attacks by dogs on children and adults reported in each of the last five years in England; and how many dogs...

      El Sharq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for national security of reports that the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated El Sharq television channel will...

      Religious Practice: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in pursuit of their anti-terrorism policies, what discussions, if any, they have had with Islamic faith leaders to discuss the language in which services in...

      Religious Practice: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in pursuit of their anti-terrorism policies, what plans they have, if any, to require services in mosques in the UK to be conducted in English.

      Fraud: Email

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable operators of the Suspicious Email Reporting Service (SERS) to respond to individuals forwarding suspicious phishing emails...

      Asylum: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers with school-age children are currently housed in contingency accommodation; and how long they expect it will be before such asylum...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Department for Education: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give the Minister for Children and Families a position in Cabinet.

    • Cybercrime

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the National Cyber Security Strategy, last published on 11 November 2016.

      UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extra costs to businesses in the UK of trading within the UK as a result of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.

      Coronavirus: Monuments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a national monument to commemorate those who have lost their lives due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      UK Trade with EU: Greater London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the level of trade experienced by businesses based in London.

  • Treasury

    • Royal Family: Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Memorandum of Understanding on Royal Taxation, published in March 2013, whether inheritance tax will be payable on any bequests from HRH The Prince...

    • Financial Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 11 November 2020 (HL Deb, cols 1115–28) on the future of financial services, what plans they have to...

      Sheffield City Region: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region (1) to increase the borrowing requirement of that Region, and (2) to use future...

      Electricity Generation: Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are liable for any conditional financial obligations under the financing arrangements between the Scottish Government and Liberty Steel Dalzell...

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