Written answers

Thursday, 27 May 2021

  • Department for Transport

    • Railways: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Office of Rail and Road’s 2020 annual safety report into the rail industry, whether Network Rail has spent any money on...

    • Heathrow Express Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the previously deployed Heathrow Express Class 332 units will be re-deployed for use elsewhere on the UK rail network.

      West Midlands Rail Franchise: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress is being made on the (a) delivery and (b) rollout of West Midlands Trains' (i) Class 196 CAF Civity diesel multiple units and (ii) Class...

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the average age is of Hitachi’s Intercity Class 800 series fleet (a) that operate on the UK rail network and (b) that are affected by cracking.

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether the introduction of new Hitachi-made trains onto the UK rail network will be delayed as a result of faults within the Intercity Class 800...

      Hitachi Rail: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much funding from the public has been paid to Hitachi Rail UK Ltd in each of the last five years.

      Transport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to lower the amount of carbon dioxide emitted as a result of transport in the UK.

      Hydrogen: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to support businesses with vehicle fleets that are investing in environmentally-sustainable hydrogen infrastructure.

      Travel Restrictions: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria his Department used to inform its decision to put the United Arab Emirates on covid-19 red list for travel.

      Spaceflight: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether legal agreements have been signed by private sector partners to help ensure UK rocket launches are consistent with climate change emissions...

      Network Rail: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what changes were made by Network Rail to the relationship between the Technical Authority and the Regions in assuring health and safety throughout...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many cars were seized and destroyed for non-payment of road tax in each of the last three years.

      Electric Vehicles: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many domestic chargepoints there are in (a) Ellesmere Port and (b) the UK.

      Public Transport: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of anti-social behaviour on public transport in (a) Coventry North East constituency, (b)...

      Network Rail: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the (a) objectives and (b) outcomes were from Network Rail's Putting Passengers First reorganisation.

      Taxis: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the accessibility of the covid-19 business support measures for taxi and private hire drivers.

      Driving Tests: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will make an assessment of the timeliness of the next available date for a practical driving test for a (a) car, (b) HGV, (c) motorcycle and (d)...

      Network Rail: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to land sold by Network Rail with outline planning consent between May 2010 and April 2021, how many new housing units were included in...

      Network Rail: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether Network Rail holds a record of the (a) number, (b) size and (c) tenure type of housing units delivered on public land disposed of by Network Rail.

      Network Rail: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how much land Network Rail disposed of between January 2017 and December 2020; and how much revenue was generated from those land sales.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress he has made on implementing the Clean Maritime Plan.

      Roll-on Roll-off Ships: Charging Points

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the availability of shore side electric recharging facilities for roll-on roll-off ferries in the Port of Dover; and...

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if he will list the issues discussed at the last meeting of the Clean Maritime Council.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many times the Clean Maritime Council has met since October 2018 to date; and if he will list its membership.

      Railway Stations: Visual Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that train stations in (a) Wakefield and (b) West Yorkshire are fully equipped with tactile paving along...

      Bus Services: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what criteria need to be met to demonstrate that a Local Transport Authority can develop a franchising assessment rapidly enough to avoid having to...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the user experience of booking a driving practical test; and whether he plans to introduce a feature to allow...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment the Government has made of the potential merits of exempting parents who are separated and whose children live abroad from...

      Network Rail: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he has made an assessment of the vacancy level within certain functions at Network Rail at which a safety risk begins to be presented to...

      Northwich Station: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the cause of the roof collapse at Northwich railway station; when the station will reopen; what the cost is of the...

      Trains: Hitachi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he will use a different risk assessment for Hitachi Intercity Class 800 series trains that have already been welded; and whether risk...

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, whether he plans to publish the Transport Decarbonisation Plan before the summer 2021 Parliamentary recess.

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether it remains the Government’s policy to ensure that the UK remains the most competitive place to do financial services in the world.

    • Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect of a £100 operational contactless card limit on (a) retail industry losses and (b) violence and abuse...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the methodology used for the calculation of payments under the Equitable Life Payment Scheme; and if he will...

      Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent assessment has he made of the impact on (a) merchants and (b) consumers of the fees levied on businesses for accepting payment card transactions.

      Tonnage Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with relevant stakeholders on a refresh to the tonnage tax regime.

      Net Zero Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Treasury Committee report, Net Zero and the Future of Green Finance, published on 22 April 2021, what plans he has to ensure that...

      Broadband

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the Centre for Economics and Business Research report, How covid-driven digital change could transform the UK economy, if his Department...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many promoters and operators of schemes now subject to the Loan Charge have been prosecuted for promoting and operating these schemes to date.

      Taxation: Rebates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, how many overpaid tax refunds have been refunded within three weeks in the most recent period for which figures are available; and what the average refund...

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether HMRC uses real time information to close down tax avoidance schemes.

      Corporation Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether negotiators acting on behalf of the Government at meetings of the Steering Group of the Inclusive Framework on base erosion and profit shifting as...

      Infrastructure: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to the announcement in the 2021 Budget of £100 billion of funding for infrastructure, how that funding will be allocated across the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to publish his response to the Alcohol Duty Review; and what representations has he received from small cider makers as part of that review.

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the work of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, whether his Department has plans to support mortgage prisoners who are in negative equity paying high interest rates and wish to sell their properties.

      Question

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment his Department has made of how much UK property and infrastructure is owned by China State Development and Investment Corporation.

      Cider: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the covid-19 outbreak on the level of revenue from cider.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that cash machines in deprived areas are free to use.

      Cash Dispensing: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will introduce legislation to protect free access to cash for people in (a) the Luton North constituency and (b) the UK.

      Treasury: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of correspondence sent by hon. Members to his Department received a substantive response within the service standard in each month of (a)...

  • Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    • Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will publish an update on the UK’s covid-19 vaccine portfolio, including the number of doses secured with...

    • Innovation: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department plans to take to help ensure investment for projects in the UK Innovation Corridor; and if he...

      Advanced Research and Invention Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, how the newly launched Advanced Research and Invention Agency will support the UK’s ambition to become a global...

      Redundancy: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps he is taking to strengthen legislation to protect (a) pregnant women and (b) women on maternity leave from...

      Electricity: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what estimate his Department has made of the capital cost of seasonal electricity storage capacity.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what leadership role the UK Government is taking ahead of the G7 and COP26 to encourage international coordination and...

      Committee on Climate Change: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of potential conflicts of interest of the members of the Committee on Climate...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what progress his Department has made on publishing a strategy on net zero.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment his Department has made of the value of an independent technology assessment body to inform investment...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what steps his Department is taking to encourage investment in the research and development of technologies which have...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with international partners on shared investment in new net zero technologies.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans his Department has to support the recovery of the automotive sector from the impact of the covid-19 outbreak...

      Electric Vehicles: Vans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with industry on ensuring maximum production of electric vans in the UK.

      Life Sciences: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with third sector organisations working to reduce and replace animal testing in developing...

      Space Debris: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions the Government has had with (a) Government and inter-governmental space agencies and (b) Governments...

      Satellite Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether the Government has (a) made contingency plans and (b) undertaken any cross-government exercises to respond to a...

      Innovation: Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions he has had with third sector organisations working to reduce and replace animal testing in developing...

  • Attorney General

    • Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of criminal cases have been dropped by the Crown Prosecution Service where automatism has been used as a defence in each of the last three years.

    • Attorney General: Correspondence

      To ask the Attorney General, what proportion of correspondence sent by hon. Members to his Department received a substantive response within the service standard in each month of (a) 2018, (b)...

  • Department of Health and Social Care

    • Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that (a) suitable housing, (b) suitable social care providers and (c) robust community...

    • Integrated Care Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the (a) pay and (b) terms and conditions of NHS staff will vary in accordance with the Integrated Care System area in which those...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of people are not eligible for the proposed vaccination passports due to their participation in the Novavax...

      Carers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the recovery rate was for carers accessing the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in (a) 2018-19, (b) 2019-20 and...

      Carers: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the treatment completion rate was for carers accessing the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in (a) 2018-19, (b)...

      Social Services: Autism and Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to make adequate funding available to ensure there are (a) suitable social care providers and (b) robust...

      Motor Neurone Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to support targeted research on motor neurone disease.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the Royal College of Physicians’ report, Smoking and health...

      NHS: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many units of personal protective equipment his Department has sourced from factories in Malaysia since January 2020.

      Coronavirus: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many clinically vulnerable and clinically extremely vulnerable people have been shielding during the covid-19 outbreak; and what...

      Travel Restrictions: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason Oman and the UAE are on the red list for travel with lower levels of covid-19 infection than European and North American...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government’s Tackling Obesity Strategy will tackle poverty as an underlying cause of obesity.

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of reimbursing workers who are required to travel abroad for work the cost of fees...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan for England, if he will make it his policy to increase funding for related mass...

      Pharmacy: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he had with NHS England on enacting regulation 61 of the The National Health Service (Pharmaceutical and Local...

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the forthcoming Tobacco Control Plan for England, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of providing...

      Ivermectin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of Ivermectin as a treatment for covid-19.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the full easing of lockdown restrictions on 21 June 2021 on the health and...

      Travel: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support his Department is providing to people trying to secure accommodation through the covid-19 hotel quarantine booking portal in...

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the £12 million of additional funding for self-isolation announced by his Department on 24 May 2021, how much of...

      Fragile X Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what support the Government is providing to people with fragile X syndrome.

      Department of Health and Social Care: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will make it his policy to ensure that human rights are prioritised in his Department's (a) response to the covid-19 outbreak and...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether NICE plans to broaden its application of the non-reference discount rate to the single technology appraisal pathway.

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the merits of prioritising immunocompromised individuals for the planned autumn booster covid-19 vaccine...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will provide the data on the number of (a) covid-19 vaccinations that have been administered and (b) people eligible for those...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the impact of the reduction in bed capacity at the proposed new hospital at Whipps Cross on bed capacity...

      NHS: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to Answer of 24 May 2021 to Question 4046 dated 24 May 2021, if he will publish any data his Department holds on the policy of...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of his policy proposals outlined in the White Paper entitled Integration and...

      Drugs and Medical Equipment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on access to medicines and equipment to Northern Ireland after the end of the grace...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to improve his Department's response times to correspondence from members of the public.

      Coronavirus: Contact Tracing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish a list of participating councils in the local test and trace scheme; what the (a) conditions and (b) timescales were...

      Department of Health and Social Care: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the cost of Deloitte's input to written answers for his Department are included in the calculation of the total cost of producing...

      Travel: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the number of covid-19 infections attributed to international travel during the summer of 2020.

      Children: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 17 May 2021 to Question 822 on Children: Coronavirus, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much funding he has allocated to support the roll out of rapid diagnostic pathways in prostate cancer across England in 2021.

      Coronavirus: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many requests the covid-19 quarantine exemptions team receives on average each day; what proportion of those requests relate to (a)...

      General Practitioners: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure access to face-to-face GP appointments across the City of York area.

  • Department for Education

    • Schools: Ventilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps the Government is taking to improve ventilation in schools.

    • Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic restrictions on families with children and young people who have SEND; what...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will make an assessment of the potential merits of starting schools at an earlier time.

      Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many complaints relating to schools have been lodged from July 2020 to April 2021.

      Children in Care: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans his Department has to tackle the impact of restraint during transportation on the (a) mental and (b) physical health of children in care.

      Special Educational Needs: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have been required to produce an Accelerated Progress Plan as a result of a revisit by Ofsted and Care Quality Commission...

      Veterinary Medicine: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many vets graduated in the 2019-20 academic year; and how many veterinary students commenced courses in the 2020-21 academic year.

      National Curriculum Tests: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2021 to Question 1192, what plans he has to make changes to SATS tests in the 2020-21 academic year in terms of (a)...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2021 to Question 175810 on Education: Finance, if he will confirm the cost of using a national funding rate...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how an excluded pupil's non-attendance is recorded; and whether that non-attendance contributes to a school's attendance figures.

      Children in Care: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of restraint on the (a) mental and (b) physical health of children in care, particularly during...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many apprenticeships have been started since January 2021 to the latest available date for which data is available.

  • Ministry of Justice

    • Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many and what proportion of offenders sentenced to custody served half or less than their full sentence term as a result of early release in each...

  • Department for International Trade

    • Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what steps she is taking to ensure that surplus fees applied to goods from EU based companies are published clearly at the time of purchase.

    • Trade Agreements: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what assessment her Department has made of the potential effect on the UK agri-food industry of a tariff-free free trade deal with Australia.

      Trade Agreements: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to table 5 of her Department's report, UK-New Zealand free trade agreement: the UK's strategic approach, published on 17 June...

      Trade Agreements: New Zealand

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, with reference to Box 4 of her Department's report, UK-New Zealand free trade agreement: the UK's strategic approach, published on 17 June...

      Question

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how many Chinese companies are currently involved in the UK-China partnership on smart cities.

      UK Trade with EU: Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, how the Government records access disputes between UK exporters and the EU; and if she will make a statement.

      Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, what recent assessment she has made of the potential of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership to help...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Small Charities Challenge Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of impact of cancelling rounds six, seven and eight of the Small Charities Challenge...

    • Developing Countries: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential effect of reducing Official Development Assistance research...

      Research: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and (b) Global...

      Central African Republic: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of recent acts of violence against civilians in the Central African Republic.

      Latifa bint Mohammed Al-Maktoum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has been released from...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to help ensure the ceasefire negotiated between Israel and Palestine is durable.

      Jordan: Droughts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department is providing to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in response to the drought being...

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps the Government is taking to relieve the covid-19 humanitarian situation in Nepal.

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what plans he has to provide assistance to Nepal during the covid-19 pandemic.

      Mayra Zulfiqar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department has provided to the family of Mayra Zulfiqar who was murdered in Pakistan on 3 April 2021.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with foreign counterparts on the (a) security and (b) stability implications of...

      Research: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make it his policy to help ensure that project at (a) institutions and (b) academics that rely on...

      Nepal: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support the Government has provided to Nepal to (a) help halt the spread of covid-19 and (b) roll out vaccines.

      India: Amphotericin B

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on whether the UK has supplies...

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department will classify the medical support provided to India to help fight covid-19 as overseas...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department plans to provide emergency aid funding in response to the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in...

      Pakistan: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of the effect of the covid-19 pandemic in Pakistan; and what (a) practical assistance...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what support his Department has offered to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo following the...

      Sri Lanka: Community Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2021 to Question 460 on Sri Lanka: Community Policing, what the criteria will be...

      India: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will publish details on the new deal between Britain and India on tackling people smuggling.

      Tigray: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, how much Official Development Assistance the UK has allocated for the current financial year to help victims of...

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 24 May 2021 to Question 3134 on Arms Trade: Israel, if his Department will conduct an...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his officials have visited Rohingya refugees on the Bhasan Char silt island in the Bay of Bengal; and if...

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent progress has been made of the deployment of the UK Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the fire at the Rohingya refugee camp in Cox’s Bazar.

      Tigray: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking with his international counterparts to report any evidence of sexual violence in Tigray to...

      Bangladesh: Rohingya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether his Department conducted an impact assessment on the reduction in UK aid to the Rohingya in Bangladesh in 2021.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Volcanoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what assessment he has made of whether any UK nationals have been affected by the eruption of Mount Nyiragongo in...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, with reference to the commitments to address arbitrary detention made in the G7 Foreign and Development...

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on the reported mistreatment of Christian...

      International Development Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to encourage his international counterparts to contribute to the twentieth...

      Indonesia: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he plans to take to engage with the Indonesian Government in response to the reported killing of four...

      Africa and Asia: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure food security during the covid-19 pandemic in (a) Africa and (b) Asia.

      West Africa: Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he has taken to ensure access to humanitarian support for populations in West Africa that are...

      Ethiopia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps he is taking to ensure that the British Embassy in Ethiopia is resourced to quickly respond to concerns...

      Coronavirus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent steps he has taken to increase the global production of covid-19 vaccines.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Colombia; and what relevant recent discussions...

      Abu-Ali Abdul'Rehman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make urgent representations to the Government of Pakistan to halt the planned execution of Mr Abdul...

      Colombia: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, whether the Government's support for the transformation of the Colombian National Police includes a...

      Colombia: Police Brutality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, if he will make a statement in response to the reported human rights abuses committed by the national police...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Armed Forces Day: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to mark Armed Forces Day in Scotland.

    • Armed Forces: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to his oral contribution of 22 April 2021, Official Report, column 1161, when the Government plans to launch the public consultation on...

      Ranger Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Command Paper 411 entitled Defence in a competitive age, published March 2021, which four battalions the new Ranger Regiment will...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence,with reference to the Command Paper 411 entitled Defence in a competitive age, published March 2021, which infantry battalion will be be deleted as part...

      Defence: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the timetable for publication of the Land Industrial Strategy.

      UK Space Command: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, where the (a) national space operations centre and (b) space academy will be located.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • Universal Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effects on trends in the level of fraud and error of paying childcare costs in arrears through the...

    • Universal Credit: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what information her Department holds on the number of universal credit claims in the private rented sector with housing entitlement (a) where...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many youth employability coaches will be based in the City of Wolverhampton.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what the annual cost to the public purse is of retaining the benefit cap; and whether that figure includes (a) police costs in responding to...

      Social Security Benefits: Domestic Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the joint briefing from Shelter and Women's Aid entitled The Benefit Cap and Domestic Abuse, published May 2021, what...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the benefit cap on the ability of families affected by that cap to afford to food, heating,...

      Social Security Benefits: Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the effect of the benefit cap on levels of demand on refuges.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what proportion of correspondence sent by hon. Members to her Department received a substantive response within the service standard in each...

      Food Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on steps taken in response to the Trussell Trust's State of Hunger report, published on...

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what additional support the Government will provide to disabled people to support them to recover from the covid-19 outbreak.

      Disability: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what plans the Government has to measure the effect of the covid-19 outbreak on disabled people.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the level of child poverty in (a) Wales and (b) Ceredigion.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the level of child poverty in (a) England and (b) Wansbeck.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the levels of child poverty in (a) England, and (b) Liverpool, Riverside constituency in the latest period for...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the levels of child poverty in (a) the Kingston upon Hull North constituency and (b) England.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential merits of amending the policy on changes in child maintenance payments to remove or reduce the...

      Personal Independence Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate her Department has made of the average waiting time for a decision on whether an award should be made in the case of a new...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what assessment she has made of the potential effect of the £20 uplift in Universal Credit on levels of child poverty in (a) England, and...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what recent estimate she has made of the level of child poverty in (a) England and (b) East Ham constituency.

  • Cop26

    • UN Climate Conference 2021: Business

      To ask the President of COP26, how businesses and organisations in Luton North constituency can receive invitations to Investment COP on day two of the summit.

  • Home Office

    • Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with Cabinet colleagues on the Report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.

    • Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she first sought advice from officials on her powers to carry out a review of the report of the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel.

      Daniel Morgan Independent Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, on what date she first informed the Daniel Morgan Independent Panel of her intention to review the content of their report.

      Travel: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many reported instances of fraud committed by fake travel operators there were in each year since 2010.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, with reference to the report by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs entitled Reducing opioid-related deaths in the UK, published in...

      Travel: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with (a) social media companies and (b) online accommodation booking platforms on tackling holiday and travel...

      Delivery Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of people who have fallen victim to scammers purporting to be part of the delivery or courier...

      Pets: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on increasing the penalty for people who are convicted of pet theft.

      Coronavirus: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many allegations of modern slavery in supply chains she has received in respect of the supply of personal protective equipment during...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether her Department has investigated the cause of the error whereby British citizens have incorrectly received letters urging them to...

      Social Services: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make it her policy to expand the list of professions eligible for the fee-free one-year visa extension during the covid-19...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what assessment she has made of the effect of increases in the waiting time for citizenship ceremonies on applicants.

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of citizenship ceremonies that have been delayed in (a) England, (b) the North West and (c)...

      British Nationality: Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will make an assessment of the potential merits of suspending the requirement to attend a citizenship ceremony during the outbreak of...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps she is taking with (a) local authorities, (b) charities and (c) community groups to ensure European citizens in hard to reach...

      Migrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on the number of overseas health workers who have been...

      Delivery Services: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps her Department is taking to (a) reduce incidences and (b) raise awareness of delivery text scams.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether she consulted current asylum accommodation or asylum advice contractors prior to and in respect of the New Plan for Immigration...

  • Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government

    • Regional Planning and Development: Consultation Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, for what reason his Department does not plan to publish a White Paper on devolution and local recovery.

    • Towns Fund: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2021 to Question 61, which were the three towns in Yorkshire and the Humber that...

      Levelling Up Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if Ministers of his Department will publish (a) written guidance and (b) discussions on the role and rules for hon....

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if his Department will commit to ensuring that upon completion of the review of the Decent Homes Standard local...

      Landlords: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how many local authorities have requested approval from his Department for the extension of their landlord licensing...

      Landlords: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to decide whether to approve the renewal of the Croydon Council landlord licensing scheme.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, with reference to the Written Statement of 13 April 2021, HCWS913 on Building Safety Monthly Update, when his...

      Housing: Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, when he plans to publish the findings of his Department's consultation entitled Raising accessibility standards for...

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to allow housing associations to increase their property portfolio by diversifying their streams of...

      Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what plans he has to remove potential conflicts of interest where a local authority owns land which is subject to a...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what provision his Department plans to put in place for people that wish to rely on the new guidance from the Royal...

      Buildings: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, whether his Department has plans to provide support for people who are experiencing mental health problems as a result...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what recent assessment he has made of the viability of introducing a UK-wide shared ownership rescue scheme to allow...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Prime Minister: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of correspondence sent by hon. Members to the Prime Minister's office received a substantive...

    • Question

      What steps his Department is taking to improve democratic inclusion.

      Question

      What recent assessment the Government has made of the (a) viability and (b) value for money of the Verify scheme.

      Question

      If he will bring forward proposals to abolish the Electoral Commission.

      Question

      What recent steps he has taken to help ensure value for money in public procurement.

  • Northern Ireland Office

    • UK Internal Trade: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to his letter to the Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of 7 October 2020, when the Government plans to bring forward...

    • Castlereagh Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, pursuant to the Answer of 1 March 2021 to Question 153426, on Ethnic Groups: Northern Ireland, what the timescale is for the creation of the...

      Lord Frost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, how many meetings he has held with Lord Frost since his appointment on the Northern Ireland Protocol.

      Borders: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, with reference to the number of EU border checks completed in Northern Ireland, if he will have discussions with his EU counterpart on taking a...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Parkrun: Coronavirus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps the Government is taking to ensure Parkrun events can go ahead from 5 June 2021 as covid-19 restrictions are eased.

    • Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to (a) ensure that the UK is a world leader in legislation on streaming and (b) increase...

      Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the implications for his policies of the 20 April 2021 letter to the Prime Minister...

      Music: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps he is taking to ensure that artists receive a greater share of revenue from the streaming of their music.

      Broadband: Southport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what steps his Department is taking to increase broadband speeds in Southport.

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare and Environmental Protection: Australia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for International Trade on his Department's assessment of the...

    • Crops: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he Department has made of the quantity of cider apple crops that were wasted in the 2020 harvest due to the...

      Agricultural Products: Trade Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what advice his Department has provided to the Department for International Trade on the methodology for the assessment of...

      Copernicus Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what the UK’s financial commitment is to the EU’s Copernicus Earth programme in the (a) 2021-22 financial year...

  • Department for Transport

    • Driving Licences: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to sign a reciprocal agreement on driving licences with the government of France.

    • Railways: Fares

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the loss of fare revenue arising from the recent withdrawal from service of some Hitachi trains; and who will bear the cost of...

  • Department for Education

    • Digital Technology: Training

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase collaboration between universities and technology companies regarding digital skills training.

  • The Senior Deputy Speaker

    • Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker, further to the Written Answer by Lord McFall of Alcluith on 23 January 2018 (HL4602), what is the estimated cost to the public purse for the repair and...

    • House of Lords Chamber: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are for members to return to normal rules of debate for those who are physically present in the Chamber.

      House of Lords: Coronavirus

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to resume physical-only proceedings in (1) the Chamber, and (2) select committees, once the majority of members and Administration staff have...

      Parliamentary Estate: Visits

      To ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether the Parliamentary Estate will remain closed to visiting members of the public until September; if so, (1) for what reasons, and (2) what consideration he...

  • Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

    • Palestinians: Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have had made (1) to representatives of the government of Palestine, and (2) to President Abbas, regarding the decree on 29 April...

    • UNICEF: Finance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they used to decide to reduce UK funding to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) by 60 per cent; what assessment they have made of the...

      Developing Countries: Famine and Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which are the “42 countries with populations one step from catastrophe or famine” referred to in the policy paper G7 famine prevention and humanitarian...

      Developing Countries: Famine and Humanitarian Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss the policy paper G7 famine prevention and humanitarian crises compact, published on 5 May, at the G7 meeting in June; and what...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the escalation of anti-government protests in Colombia, what assessment they have made of the political situation in the country.

      Jerusalem: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel concerning the eviction of Palestinian families from Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of concerns expressed by non-governmental and humanitarian organisations on the situation in Israel and the Palestinian territories.

      Israel: Palestinians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants, (1) what action they are taking to encourage restraint on both sides; and (2) what...

  • Ministry of Defence

    • Trident Missiles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the last Trident D5 missile test took place; and how many Trident D5 missiles the UK has.

    • Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they undertook to inform the decision to increase nuclear warhead numbers as announced in the policy paper, Global Britain in a Competitive Age: the...

      A400M Aircraft and C17 Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) A400M, and (2) C17, aircraft are currently in service in the Royal Air Force.

  • Department for Work and Pensions

    • REACH Independent Scientific Expert Pool

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards exist to ensure the secretariat of the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals Independent Scientific Expert Pool is...

    • Social Security Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that compensation payments to survivors of historical institutional abuse living in Great Britain do not...

  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

    • Seabed: Bomb Disposal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are taking any steps to advance the use of environmentally considerate methods of clearing unexploded ordnance from the sea floor.

  • Home Office

    • Immigration Controls: EU Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU citizens have been denied entry to the UK at the border since 1 January; and, of those denied entry, how many were detained.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to respond to the letter from Lord Pearson of Rannoch to Baroness Williams of Trafford dated 31 March.

  • Treasury

    • China: Private Military and Security Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Executive Order 13959 from the President of the United States on Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments that Finance...

    • Infrastructure: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the National Infrastructure Commission about infrastructure development projects in Northern Ireland, apart from meetings...

      Covid-19 Corporate Financing Facility

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether will release the proposal sent by the Treasury to supply chain financiers to be incorporated in the Covid Corporate Financing Facility fund, as referred to...

      Wyelands Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to hold an inquiry into (1) the granting of a banking licence to Wyelands Bank, and (2) its subsequent supervision by the Prudential...

      Financial Services: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve technical visa access for fintech services.

      Foreign Exchange

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to implement full foreign exchange price transparency by financial institutions.

      Financial Services: Technology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce a Fintech Growth Fund; or, if they are not taking any such steps, what plans they have to fill the funding gap in the...

      Government Assistance: Coronavirus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Women’s Budget Group Gender Differences in Access to Coronavirus Government Support, published on 19...

      Sailing Boats: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are imposing a VAT charge on boats and yachts bought in the UK which are taken abroad and returned after more than three years.

      Furniture: VAT

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, if a UK resident buys furniture in the UK and takes it abroad, they will have to make a second VAT payment if the furniture is returned to the UK...

  • Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

    • Gambling Act 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to announce the result of their review of the Gambling Act 2005; and what plans they have to introduce primary legislation in this parliament in...

    • Telecommunications: Infrastructure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the publication of the report from the Telecoms Diversification Task Force on 20 April, what plans they have (1) to incentivise, and (2) to encourage,...

      Events Industry: Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of providing an indemnity for live music events following the Step 4 lifting of COVID-19 restrictions; and whether they will place...

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