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International Development: Covid-19 Vaccine: Developing Countries (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: The “Oxford Dictionary” defines “equitable” as “fair or just”; what the Secretary of State has just outlined is neither. She rightly praises Gavi and the number of people it has vaccinated, but as she knows the alliance would not be needed if access to vaccines was actually equitable. There is a disconnect between the Government’s rhetoric on this issue and their actions. Rather...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Literacy: Teaching Methods (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the report published by Newman University in April 2020 entitled, Independent research into the impact of the systematic synthetic phonics government policy on literacy courses at institutions delivering initial teacher education in England; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Literacy: Teaching Methods (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report by Newman University entitled Independent research into the impact of the systematic synthetic phonics government policy on literacy courses at institutions delivering initial teacher education in England, published April 2020, what assessment he has made of the implications for his policies of the conclusions from that...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Literacy: Teaching Methods (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of teacher trainees learning approaches to literacy which have been successful in other countries and other parts of the UK other than systematic synthetic phonics.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety Executive: Telephone Services (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, if she will establish direct line to the Health and Safety Executive for hon Members to report concerns that have been raised by constituents.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Floods: Damage (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent progress has been made by the Environment Agency on (a) inspecting and (b) repairing assets affected by the 2019 winter floods.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Coastal Erosion and Floods: Risk Management (10 Jun 2020)

Wed, 06/10/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, when the Environment Agency plans to publish its updated National flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy for England.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: CDC: Hospitals (9 Jun 2020)

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2020 to Question 40722, on CDC Group: Hospitals, what the total value was of (a) initial and (b) current investments into those hospitals.

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Supermarkets: Coronavirus (9 Jun 2020)

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2020 to Question 40719 on supermarkets: coronavirus, what steps he is taking to ensure that supermarkets improve the accessibility of online shopping for people with sight loss.

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Coronavirus: Disease Control (9 Jun 2020)

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, with reference to the announcement by the Prime Minister on 26 May 2020, if he will publish the advice provided by SAGE on reopening certain non-essential shops from 15 June 2020.

Written Answers — Treasury: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (9 Jun 2020)

Tue, 06/09/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what assessment he has made of the effect on the uptake of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme in the event that employers are required to make a contribution of 20 per cent to employees' wages.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health Professions: Protective Clothing (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment he has made of the efficacy of the (a) coverage and (b) fit of masks that are being supplied to front line key workers with beards.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Care Homes and General Practitioners: Protective Clothing (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, for what reason the delivery of supplies of personal protective equipment to Birmingham and the West Midlands under the Clipper system has been delayed; and when those supplies will be available to (a) care homes and (b) general practices.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Health and Social Services: Coronavirus (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the study published by Imperial College London on 24 April 2020, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of weekly testing of health and social care staff regardless of whether they have covid-19 symptoms.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Developing Countries: Overseas Aid (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether she plans to introduce a stabilisation fund for international non-governmental organisations to continue to deliver aid to people living in extreme poverty in the global south.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: World Health Organisation: Overseas Aid (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the World Health Organisation on future core voluntary contributions from the UK.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Asia and Caribbean: Overseas Aid (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to support the plans of governments of Caribbean and Asian for the forthcoming monsoon and hurricane seasons.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Overseas Aid: Coronavirus (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps the Government is taking to help support communities manage social tensions caused by the covid-19 pandemic.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Non-governmental Organisations: Finance (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, whether her Department plans to increase the levels of funding for (a) large and (b) small and medium non governmental organisations.

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Bank Services: Fees and Charges (8 Jun 2020)

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 00:00
Preet Kaur Gill: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, with reference to her Department's press release, UK calls for global action to protect vital money transfers, published on 22 May 2020, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that remittance service providers reduce fees for people making payments during the covid-19 pandemic.

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