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Questions for Written Answer for 30 September 2019

Tabled on 26 September 2019 and due for answer by 10 October 2019.

Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 July (HL16737), when the final decisions on the costs of electrifying the railway from Kettering to Sheffield, on which their decision not to proceed with the electrification of the Midland Main Line were based, were made by Network Rail.  HL17853
Answered
Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 11 July (HL16737), what plans they have (1) to review their decision to deploy new bi-mode trains on the Midland Main Line in the light of the substantial cost reductions being made on current electrification projects, and (2) to compare the present and future costs associa… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government how many accidents involving death or serious injury have occurred in each of the last five years for which figures are available on the A34 section of the junction with the M40 to its southern end; and in how many such accidents heavy goods vehicles were involved.  HL17855
Answered
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote to the people of Northern Ireland the benefits of Northern Ireland forming part of the UK.  HL17856
Answered
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits to Northern Ireland of being a part of the UK.  HL17857
Answered
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government whether promoting the benefits to Northern Ireland of being part of the UK is one of the core functions of the Northern Ireland Office.  HL17858
Answered
Lord Caine to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to strengthen Northern Ireland's place within the UK.  HL17859
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Her Majesty's Prison Service in England and Wales recognises Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as a condition that can justify early retirement on medical grounds for affected staff.  HL17860
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff of Her Majesty's Prison Service have been granted early retirement on medical grounds having been diagnosed as suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in each of the last five years for which figures are available.  HL17861
Answered
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect the interests of children of European citizens who are resident in the United Kingdom, in the event of Brexit taking place (1) with and (2) without a deal.  HL17862
Tabled
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made on the Northern Forest scheme and (1) how many trees have been planted so far, (2) how many will be planted in each of the next five planting seasons, (3) in which local authorities or national parks they will be planted, and (4) how many trees will be planted in cities and other urban areas.  HL17863
Answered
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding they will provide towards the Northern Forest scheme in each year from 2018–2023; and in each year how much of this is expected to be spent on (a) tree planting, (b) land acquisition, and (c) administration and other expenses.  HL17864
Answered
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had since the announcement of the Northern Forest scheme on its possible extension to Lancashire or a part of that county.  HL17865
Answered
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals under the Northern Forest scheme will include any rewilding schemes.  HL17866
Answered
Lord Hunt of Chesterton to ask Her Majesty's Government what are their targets for the production of clean energy achieved by nuclear fusion by (1) the public, and (2) the private, sector.  HL17867
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any special advisors have the authority to dismiss other special advisors.  HL17868
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent amendments they have made to the employment contract for special advisors.  HL17869
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to protect victims of identity fraud.  HL17870
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that frauds involving identity theft are always recorded as crimes.  HL17871
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring forward legislation to make identity theft an offence.  HL17872
Tabled
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change Home Office rules which state that in cases under the Fraud Act 2006, when a crime is committed by making a false statement, the company providing the credit is considered to be the victim rather than the individual subject to the identity fraud.  HL17873
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to preserve rights to family reunion under the Dublin Regulation, including rights of appeal, in the event of the UK leaving the EU without an agreement and during any transitional period.  HL17874
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, before 31 October, they will identify children and young people in the Calais and Dunkirk regions who may qualify for family reunion under the Dublin Regulation.  HL17875
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consult the National Grid and other electricity suppliers about the use of the greenhouse gas sodium hexafluoride as an insulation material in medium and high-voltage electrical installations, including switchgear; in particular about leaks of gas into the atmosphere, the extent of this problem and its global impact; an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the governments of the United States and Turkey, following their first joint ground patrol near Tell Abyad in Syria, including about future plans.  HL17877
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the governments of Brazil and Indonesia regarding forest fires and the need to prevent new ones, together with the urgency of preserving existing rainforests.  HL17878
Answered
Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to ensure the correct transposition of Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, in the light of the reasoned opinion sent to the UK by the European Commission in July.  HL17879
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that social media companies use image recognition software to identify and block the advertising of illegal drugs.  HL17880
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to install electronic detection border equipment in Northern Ireland.  HL17881
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce workplace pay gaps where cases are based on social class discrimination.  HL17882
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there has been a fall in the number of UK business start-ups due to Brexit uncertainty.  HL17883
Answered
Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the role of HMS Bristol.  HL17884
Answered
Lord Trefgarne to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) male, and (2) female, convicted prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection are currently held in England and Wales; and how many such prisoners have been released in the last 12 months.  HL17885
Answered
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