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Pete Wishart

Scottish National Party - Perth and North Perthshire

Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons

(since February 2021)
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
7th Jan 2020 - 1st Feb 2021
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)
20th Jun 2017 - 1st Feb 2021
Shadow SNP Leader of the House of Commons
20th Jun 2017 - 7th Jan 2020
Liaison Committee Sub-committee on the effectiveness and influence of the select committee system
13th Feb 2019 - 6th Nov 2019
Liaison Committee (Commons)
6th Nov 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Scottish Affairs Committee
12th Jul 2017 - 6th Nov 2019
Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader (Leader of the House of Commons)
20th May 2015 - 20th Jun 2017
Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority
10th Nov 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Liaison Committee (Commons)
10th Sep 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Scottish Affairs Committee
18th Jun 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission
15th Jun 2015 - 3rd May 2017
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Culture and Sport)
15th Jun 2010 - 20th May 2015
Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Constitution)
15th Jun 2010 - 20th May 2015
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
18th Nov 2010 - 9th Nov 2012
Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)
10th Oct 2007 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Spokesperson (Justice)
10th Oct 2007 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Spokesperson (International Development)
10th May 2005 - 6th May 2010
Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport)
10th May 2001 - 6th May 2010
Scottish Affairs Committee
24th Nov 2008 - 6th May 2010
Speaker's Advisory Committee on Works of Art
1st Jan 2008 - 6th May 2010
Administration Committee
12th Jul 2005 - 24th Nov 2008
Shadow Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)
10th May 2005 - 10th Oct 2007
Opposition Whip (Commons)
1st Jun 2001 - 1st Jun 2007
Shadow Spokesperson (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)
10th May 2001 - 5th May 2005
Shadow Spokesperson (Transport)
10th May 2001 - 5th May 2005


Select Committee Meeting
Sunday 24th October 2021
09:00
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 25th October 2021
09:45
Scottish Affairs Committee - Oral evidence
Subject: COP26: delivering a successful COP26 in Glasgow
25 Oct 2021, 9:45 a.m.
At 10.00am: Oral evidence
Colin Edgar - Head of communication and strategic partnerships at Glasgow City Council
Janice Fisher - Joint Chair at Greater Glasgow Hoteliers Association
Dr Kat Jones - COP26 Project Manager at Stop Climate Chaos Scotland
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Select Committee Meeting
Monday 25th October 2021
11:15
Select Committee Meeting
Monday 25th October 2021
12:45
Department Event
Thursday 28th October 2021
Leader of the House
Business Statement - Main Chamber
Business Questions to the Leader of the House
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Department Event
Thursday 4th November 2021
Leader of the House
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Department Event
Thursday 18th November 2021
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Department Event
Thursday 25th November 2021
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Department Event
Thursday 2nd December 2021
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Department Event
Thursday 9th December 2021
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Division Votes
Tuesday 19th October 2021
Supporting Small Business
voted Aye - in line with the party majority
One of 30 Scottish National Party Aye votes vs 0 Scottish National Party No votes
Tally: Ayes - 215 Noes - 298
Speeches
Thursday 21st October 2021
Business of the House

Thank you very much, Madam Deputy Speaker.

This has been a rotten first week back, and I think we are …

Written Answers
Monday 21st June 2021
Intellectual Property: EU Countries
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives …
Early Day Motions
Monday 24th May 2021
St Johnstone FC winning the 2021 Scottish Cup Final
That this House wholeheartedly congratulates St Johnstone Football Club on winning the Scottish Cup adding it to the Scottish League …
Bills
Prime Minister (Nomination) and Cabinet (Appointment) Bill 2017-19
The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will …
MP Financial Interests
Monday 28th June 2021
1. Employment and earnings
28 May 2021, received £3,109.64 for my recorded works with Ridge Records. Hours: no additional hours. (Registered 18 June 2021)
EDM signed
Monday 18th October 2021
Clarkston gas explosion of 21 October 1971
That this House recalls, fifty years on, the dreadful events of 21 October 1971, when Scotland’s worst peace-time explosion ripped …
Supported Legislation
Wednesday 19th July 2017
Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019
A Bill to make provision for and in connection with a code of practice containing guidance about the operation and …

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Pete Wishart has voted in 212 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Michael Gove (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
(31 debate interactions)
Jacob Rees-Mogg (Conservative)
Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
(22 debate interactions)
Alister Jack (Conservative)
Secretary of State for Scotland
(18 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Cabinet Office
(52 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(25 debate contributions)
HM Treasury
(20 debate contributions)
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Perth and North Perthshire Petitions

e-Petitions are administered by Parliament and allow members of the public to express support for a particular issue.

If an e-petition reaches 10,000 signatures the Government will issue a written response.

If an e-petition reaches 100,000 signatures the petition becomes eligible for a Parliamentary debate (usually Monday 4.30pm in Westminster Hall).

Petitions with highest Perth and North Perthshire signature proportion
Petitions with most Perth and North Perthshire signatures
Pete Wishart has not participated in any petition debates

Latest EDMs signed by Pete Wishart

23rd September 2021
Pete Wishart signed this EDM on Monday 18th October 2021

Clarkston gas explosion of 21 October 1971

Tabled by: Kirsten Oswald (Scottish National Party - East Renfrewshire)
That this House recalls, fifty years on, the dreadful events of 21 October 1971, when Scotland’s worst peace-time explosion ripped through the Clarkston Toll shopping precinct, quickly reducing the shops to rubble; recognises the devastating impact on the local community, with 22 people losing their lives and more than 100 …
47 signatures
(Most recent: 20 Oct 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 42
Labour: 2
Independent: 1
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
Alba Party: 1
21st September 2021
Pete Wishart signed this EDM on Tuesday 21st September 2021

60th anniversary of Kirklandneuk Primary School

Tabled by: Gavin Newlands (Scottish National Party - Paisley and Renfrewshire North)
That this House notes that Kirklandneuk Primary School in Renfrew celebrated its 60th anniversary on 28 August 2021; understands that the school has over the last three weeks had several events celebrating the occasion; believes that Kirklandneuk Primary School has made a substantial contribution to educating youngsters in the Renfrew …
46 signatures
(Most recent: 22 Sep 2021)
Signatures by party:
Scottish National Party: 45
Democratic Unionist Party: 1
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Pete Wishart, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


1 Urgent Question tabled by Pete Wishart

Tuesday 19th January 2021

Pete Wishart has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

1 Bill introduced by Pete Wishart


The Bill failed to complete its passage through Parliament before the end of the session. This means the Bill will make no further progress. A Bill To make provision for the House of Commons to nominate the Prime Minister and approve appointments to the Cabinet; to establish the office of Acting Prime Minister; and for connected purposes.


Last Event - 1st Reading: House Of Commons
Thursday 11th July 2019
Next Event - 2nd Reading: House Of Commons
Date TBA

38 Written Questions in the current parliament

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14th Jan 2020
To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what assessment he has made of the compliance of the blog post entitled Two hands are a lot, published by Dominic Cummings on 2 January 2020, with paragraphs (a) 5, (b) 6 and (c)14 of his Department's December 2016 Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.

I refer the Hon member to the response which I gave to PQ1411 on 14 January 2020.

Oliver Dowden
Minister without Portfolio (Cabinet Office)
16th Jun 2021
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, whether he has had recent discussions with representatives from the EU to understand whether the simultaneous disclosure of unregistered designs in the UK and EU would provide protection for those designs in the UK and EU.

The UK sought an agreement with the EU on reciprocal disclosure for unregistered designs. This would have been beneficial to UK design businesses. However, the

EU decided to pass up the opportunity to conclude such mutually beneficial text, which is disappointing. There are no plans to revisit this issue with our EU partners.

However, the Government recognises that this an important issue for UK designers and will consider it in our future work on the UK designs system.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
15th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of raising the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Small Claims Track Cap to £25,000 in line with a Fast-Track claim.

As part of its work on IP enforcement issues the IPO has facilitated a series of working groups over the last year looking at the enforcement framework. The cost and accessibility of court processes for IP disputes was considered as part of this review, and questions on these topics were included in the call for views which closed in November this year. The IPO is currently considering the responses received from that exercise and will carry out further assessment as necessary before any recommendations are taken forwards.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
15th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to implement recommendation 13b in Annex G of the Digital Market’s Taskforce’s report entitled A new pro-competition regime for digital markets.

The Government is committed to ensuring digital markets remain competitive and deliver positive outcomes for consumers, small businesses, and society. That is why we have announced funding to establish a new Digital Markets Unit within the Competition and Markets Authority from 2021-22.

We set up the Digital Markets Taskforce in March to offer expert advice. We will now consider the recommendations, including 13b and consult on proposals for a new pro-competition regime for digital markets in early 2021.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
15th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the potential merits of introducing an online system to submit claims to the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Small Claims Track.

As part of its work on IP enforcement issues the IPO has facilitated a series of working groups over the last year looking at the enforcement framework. The cost and accessibility of court processes for IP disputes was considered as part of this review, and questions on these topics were included in the call for views which closed in November this year. The IPO is currently considering the responses received from that exercise and will carry out further assessment and consult other departments as necessary before any recommendations are taken forwards.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
15th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Justice on the publication of judgments from the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court Small Claims Track.

As part of its work on IP enforcement issues the IPO has facilitated a series of working groups over the last year looking at the enforcement framework. The cost and accessibility of court processes for IP disputes was considered as part of this review, and questions on these topics were discussed with Ministry of Justice officials before being included in the call for views which closed in November this year. The IPO is currently considering the responses received from that exercise and will discuss any potential recommendations with other departments and the Judiciary as appropriate.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what new protections are being offered to UK IP legal practitioners who help support IP rights owners after the transition period.

Officials at the Intellectual Property Office and Ministry of Justice are working together and continue to have conversations with representative bodies over how to best address issues they may face once the transition period ends.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
22nd Jun 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the level of reliance of UK creative industries on UK-based trade mark attorneys; what assessment he has made of trends in the level of that reliance after the transition period; and if he will make a statement.

The UK’s highly skilled legal profession play a vital role in advising UK businesses in the creative sector, and indeed across all sectors, on how to make the most from their IP portfolios

Officials at the Intellectual Property Office are having ongoing conversations with representative bodies over how to best address any issues they may face once the transition period ends.

Amanda Solloway
Government Whip, Lord Commissioner of HM Treasury
28th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 14 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10251.

A reply was sent to the hon Member on 29 April.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
28th Apr 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, when he plans to respond to the letter dated 3 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10093.

A reply was sent to the hon Member on 4 May.

Paul Scully
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
15th Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, when he plans to publish the Government's new Digital Strategy.

The Government is committed to driving growth in the digital sector and wider economy, and to ensuring that we maximise the benefits of a digital-led economic recovery. We will ensure that the Digital Strategy supports these objectives, both in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and into the future.

We are continuing to consider the best timeframe for delivering the strategy, in light of the broader national context including the Covid-19 pandemic. We are currently working towards publishing in 2021.

3rd Dec 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what recent discussions he has had with the commercial music industry on the difficulties of procuring insurance for live music events.

We are aware of the concerns raised by the music industry about the potential challenges associated with securing insurance for live music events.

Officials have been working closely with the affected sectors to understand the challenges faced. This includes work to build an evidence base on whether there is a clear market failure that demonstrates insurance coverage is the only barrier to live music events taking place.

23rd Sep 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what plans the Government has to support music businesses in the event that they cannot reopen when the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ends.

We appreciate that the Covid-19 pandemic presents a significant challenge to the music sector. As you are aware, the Government has provided unprecedented support for business and workers to protect them against the current economic emergency, including the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS), the Bounceback Loan Scheme and business rates reliefs.

The Chancellor has now announced the Winter Economy Plan to protect jobs and support businesses over the coming months, once the existing SEISS and CJRS come to end. This support includes:

  • the new Job Support Scheme;

  • an extension to the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme;

  • an extension of reduced VAT (from 20% to 5%) on concert tickets to March 2021; and

  • further concessions on repayment terms, payment deferrals and application windows.

In addition, the Secretary of State provided a major £1.57 billion support package for key cultural organisations to help them through the coronavirus pandemic. This support package will benefit the music sector by providing support to venues and many other organisations to stay open and continue operating.

28th Aug 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps the DVLA is taking to make the processing of V5 forms (a) more efficient and (b) accessible online during the covid-19 outbreak.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has a range of services available online which offer the quickest and easiest way to transact with the DVLA. The DVLA’s online services have worked well throughout the pandemic with more than 36 million online driver and vehicle transactions processed since March. Around 97.5 per cent of DVLA’s customer interactions are digital or automated allowing businesses and motorists to transact with DVLA at a time and place that suits them.

For vehicle keepers, the online services include notifying a change of keeper, telling the DVLA that a vehicle has been disposed of to a motor trader as well as removing and adding a personalised number plate from or to a vehicle.

The DVLA continues to add to the extensive range of digital services already available. In June, the DVLA launched a new service allowing vehicle keepers to change their address online. This service was developed and introduced at pace in response to the pandemic and has been very successful with more than 213,000 change of address transactions completed online by the end of August. Further digital service enhancements are underway.

Rachel Maclean
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
19th May 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps he is taking to ensure (a) Air France, (b) KLM and (c) other airlines refund customers for flights cancelled as a result of covid-19.

The Department for Transport is in regular conversation with UK airlines and wider membership bodies. We are working closely with the sector, the regulator and consumer groups to help ensure airlines deliver on their commitments.

The Government recognises the challenges businesses are experiencing regarding refunds for cancelled holidays and flights. Airlines are working hard to answer the high call volumes and to process large volumes of refunds.

The Government appreciates the frustration consumers may be experiencing. We have been clear that where a consumer has asked for a refund, that refund must be paid.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 5 May 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10460.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 13 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10279.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 13 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10280.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 13 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10269.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 April 2020 from the hon Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10257.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10229.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10148.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 7 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10191.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 6 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10140.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 10 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10231.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 8 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10203.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 7 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10166.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 8 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10205.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 6 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10146.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 20 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10349.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 17 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10336.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 15 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10296DM.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 6 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10016.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

11th May 2020
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, when he plans to respond to the letter of 6 April 2020 from the hon. Member for Perth and North Perthshire, reference PW10080.

HM Treasury has received unprecedented amounts of correspondence since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, and apologises for the delay in responding to the Honourable Member. The Honourable Member’s correspondence is receiving attention and will be replied to as soon as possible.

14th Jul 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, when she plans to publish further information on the potential further extension of visas for people unable to leave the UK to travel home after 31 July 2020.

The latest information in respect of advice for visa holders can be found on GOV.UK at: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-uk-visa-applicants-and-temporary-uk-residents. This is kept under review.

The Home Office has put in place a range of measures to support those affected by the covid-19 outbreak. We recognise further adjustments are likely to be required to cater for all scenarios, and we are working through these, to ensure people are not unduly affected by circumstances beyond their control.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)
10th Mar 2020
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what visa requirements will apply after the transition period for individuals from other European countries wishing to volunteer for a period of one to two years in the UK.

Under the current Immigration Rules, there are a range of routes for specialist activities, including temporary charity workers.

There are no current plans to change these routes, though from January 2021, these routes will be opened to EEA and Swiss citizens.

Kevin Foster
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office)