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Questions for Written Answer for 7 October 2019

Tabled on 3 October 2019 and due for answer by 17 October 2019.

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that egg and egg products continue to comply with high welfare standards after Brexit.  HL18026
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that high public health standards are maintained in relation to the consumption of eggs and egg products after Brexit.  HL18027
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the vitality of the British egg industry after Brexit.  HL18028
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote libraries in the UK.  HL18029
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage children to read.  HL18030
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that everybody living in the UK is able to read and write English to a competent standard.  HL18031
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Civil Service was consulted about the proposals for the replacement of the backstop contained in the Explanatory Note: UK proposals for an Amended Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, published on 2 October.  HL18032
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, in the absence of a functioning Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly, how they intend to determine if the people of Northern Ireland are content to remain in the EU Single Market following the UK's withdrawal from the EU.  HL18033
Answered
Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the independent review of Prevent will include engagement with community groups as well as with local communities.  HL18034
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what were the conclusions of the British-Tunisian Forum for Dialogue held on 12 September; and whether they included measures relating to migration in Africa.  HL18035
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the EU's Circular Economy Package; and what steps, if any, they are taking to implement the concept of a circular economy in the UK.  HL18036
Answered
Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their current estimate for the cost of repatriating customers of Monarch Airlines to the UK assumes a contribution from (1) the owners, and (2) any associate, of Greybull Capital; and when ministers or officials last contacted Greybull Capital about its willingness to make a contribution to that cost.  HL18037
Answered
Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 24 June (HL16327), what discussions they have had with the United Nations to ensure that the Sino-British Joint Declaration, ratified by the governments of China and the United Kingdom in 1984 and registered with the United Nations in 1985, is adhered to.  HL18038
Answered
Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to consult on mandatory accessible housing standards in building regulations.  HL18039
Answered
Baroness Thomas of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards ensuring that new properties are built with good accessibility standards to reflect the needs of older and disabled people.  HL18040
Answered
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