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Questions for Written Answer for 18 December 2017

Tabled on 15 December 2017 and due for answer by 3 January 2018.

Lord Bird to ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from measures to tackle the root causes of poverty taken by the devolved administrations, social enterprises, non-governmental organisations, charities and other organisations.  HL4227
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the finding of the report by Quilliam, Group Based Child Sexual Exploitation – Dissecting Grooming Gangs, published in December, that 84 per cent of child sexual exploitation offenders who operate in gangs or groups are Asian, most of whom are men “of Pakistani (Muslim) origin, and the majority of their vi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in relation to the OECD's Development Assistance Committee redesignating British Overseas Territories and Commonwealth Island States so that they would be eligible for Overseas Development Aid.  HL4229
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Commonwealth in the post hurricane reconstruction of Caribbean (1) British overseas territories, and (2) independent island states.  HL4230
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of hurricane damage to the infrastructure of (1) Dominica, and (2) Antigua.  HL4231
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what budgetary allocation have they made in relation to the post hurricane reconstruction of (1) Dominica, and (2) Antigua.  HL4232
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government whether parents and children have been asked for personal written consent for the transfer of personal data from local authorities to the Department for Education in the Alternative Provision census; or will be asked for such consent regarding data items to be included in the extension to the census for 18 January 2018.  HL4233
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government whether parents and children will be personally informed of the transfer of personal data from local authorities to the Department for Education in the Alternative Provision census from 18 January 2018.  HL4234
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what data items will be transferred from local authorities to the Department for Education in the 2018 Alternative Provision census; and of those data items which (1) are optional and may be refused by parents, and (2) may not be refused by parents.  HL4235
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government whether data transferred from local authorities to the Department for Education (DfE) in the Alternative Provision census is named data; and if so, what regions in the UK such transfers to the DfE applies to; and why the transfer of such data to the DfE is considered to be necessary.  HL4236
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish a response to the consultation on fixed recoverable costs for clinical negligence claims.  HL4237
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government what action has been taken in response to the Lord Justice Jackson review on fixed recoverable costs.  HL4238
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government what the expected timescales are for introducing legislation to amend the Damages Act 1996 with regard to how the discount rate is set.  HL4239
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threat posed by Russian forces to the undersea cables linking the defence and commercial networks of NATO countries; and what steps are being taken to secure those vital communication links.  HL4240
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government, whether in their assessment of the case for reducing the drink drive limit they took account of the fall in drink drive law enforcement levels in the last five years set out in the report from the Institute of Alcohol Studies.  HL4241
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure that a proportion of their aid for refugees, together with that of the EU and other international partner donors, goes to Middle Eastern and other refugees now in Greece, and in particular on the Aegean Islands; and if so, what proportion of that aid they intend to provide to those refugees.  HL4242
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people the leasehold advisory service has advised in the last two years.  HL4243
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many actions the Homes and Communities Agency has taken against social housing providers in the last five years.  HL4244 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many schemes have received funding through the Homes Building Fund to date.  HL4245 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the regulations that prevent the burning of unauthorised fuel in smoke control areas.  HL4246 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the procedures in place regarding high hedges, high hedge remedial notices, and appeals.  HL4247 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of unadopted roads in England.  HL4248 [I]
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government who is accountable under current NHS legislation for alternating or relaxing the delivery of service targets provided for in the NHS Constitution; and whether those targets have the force of a legal obligation on either the Secretary of State or NHS England.  HL4249
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 December (HL4022), whether they will place a copy of the Authorised Professional Practice for Domestic Abuse in the Library of the House.  HL4250
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 December (HL4020), whether they will now answer the question put, namely which police forces in England and Wales use drones for operational purposes.  HL4251
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Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between (1) UK public agencies, and (2) UK industry, and the European Aviation Safety Agency and Eurocontrol.  HL4252
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Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between (1) UK public agencies, and (2) UK industry, and the European Environment Agency.  HL4253
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Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between (1) UK public agencies, and (2) UK industry, and the European Food Safety Agency.  HL4254
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Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between (1) UK public agencies, and (2) UK industry, and the European Chemicals Agency.  HL4255
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Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between (1) UK public agencies, and (2) UK industry, and the European Agency for Health and Safety at Work.  HL4256
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Lord Whitty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for future relationships post-Brexit between Ofgem and the European Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators.  HL4257
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