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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Electronic Cigarettes: Coronavirus
Olivia Blake
Labour, Sheffield, Hallam

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the potential effect of indoor vaping on the transmission of covid-19.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Carers: Coronavirus
Fleur Anderson
Labour, Putney

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what process is in place for carers who attend the homes of their clients to obtain regular covid-19 testing.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
119405
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Protective Clothing: Procurement
Daisy Cooper
Liberal Democrat, St Albans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether it is Government policy to publish the (a) number and (b) type of personal protective equipment items procured through Government contracts.

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Jo Churchill (Conservative, Bury St Edmunds)
119401
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Question for Department of Health and Social Care
Coronavirus: Contact Tracing
Layla Moran
Liberal Democrat, Oxford West and Abingdon

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many people have had to wait for (a) 24 hours, (b) between two and three days, (c) between four to seven days and (d) more than one week to be told to isolate by the NHS Test and Trace service ...

Asked 23 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Helen Whately (Conservative, Faversham and Mid Kent)
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Question for Cabinet Office
Elections: Coronavirus
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of the United States Presidential elections on 3 November with a view to informing their methods of running multiple elections during the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular in r...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
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Question for Cabinet Office
Local Government: Elections
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to delaying the local elections due in England in May 2021 to a later date.

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Lord True (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10282
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Question for Ministry of Justice
Prisons: Visits
Lord Farmer
Conservative, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in increasing awareness of the Assisted Prisons Visits scheme among (1) prisoners, and (2) visitors, since the publication of the report by the National Offender Management Service Families Do M...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10280
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Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Fireworks: Antisocial Behaviour
Lord Greaves
Liberal Democrat, Life peer

To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have given to local authorities in relation to the use of antisocial behaviour legislation to reduce local nuisances caused by the use of fireworks; whether they have received representations that other leg...

Asked 12 November 2020
Answered 26 November 2020
By Lord Callanan (Conservative, Life peer)
HL10281
Answered
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Department of Health and Social Care
Covid-19 Update
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS608
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Publication of the Elizabeth Dixon Investigation Report
Ms Nadine Dorries
Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)
Conservative, Mid Bedfordshire
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS607
Commons
Department of Health and Social Care
Public Health England: Annual Report and Accounts 2019-20
Matt Hancock
Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
Conservative, West Suffolk
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS606
Commons
Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Departmental Contingent Liability Notification (Human Challenge Project)
Alok Sharma
Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Conservative, Reading West
Statement made 26 November 2020
HCWS605
Commons

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Treasury
Tax Credits, Child Benefit and Guardian’s Allowance Update
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS601
Lords
Treasury
Contingencies Fund Advance
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Minister of State
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS600
Lords
Treasury
The Government and UK Statistics Authority’s response to their joint consultation on the reform to Retail Prices Index methodology
Lord Agnew of Oulton
Lord Spokesperson
Conservative, Life peer
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS599
Lords
Department of Health and Social Care
Publication of the Elizabeth Dixon Investigation Report
Lord Bethell
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Innovation)
Conservative, Excepted Hereditary
Statement made 26 November 2020
HLWS598
Lords

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House of Commons written answers and statements
26 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
25 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
24 November 2020
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House of Commons written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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26 November 2020
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25 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
24 November 2020
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House of Lords written answers and statements
23 November 2020
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