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Questions for Written Answer for 21 October 2019

Tabled on 17 October 2019 and due for answer by 31 October 2019.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government why there has been a delay in their publication of the next edition of the review of compliance with the Sino-British Declaration on Hong Kong.  HL183
Answered
Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that their proposals to "protect the integrity of the electoral system" include provisions to ensure people with conditions such as sight loss are able to vote.  HL219
Answered
Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the judgment by the High Court in May which ruled that the current method used in elections to make ballot papers accessible for blind and partially sighted voters was unlawful, what plans they have to reform that method.  HL220
Answered
Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that any introduction of a photographic ID requirement for voting will not have a disproportionate effect on blind and partially sighted people.  HL221
Answered
Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to ensure that the application process for any free alternative form of electoral ID is well publicised and accessible.  HL222
Answered
Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accessibility of elections for blind and partially sighted people; and what steps they intend to take to ensure that the new photographic ID requirement does not decrease that accessibility.  HL223
Answered
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the Football (Disorder) Act 2000 with a view to increasing penalties for racist incidents.  HL182
Answered
Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in response to the shortage of National Health Service dentists.  HL224
Answered
Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to recent events relating to the Extinction Rebellion protests in London, what assessment they have made of the balance between the rights of freedom of expression, association and assembly under the Convention of Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998, and matters of public order and nuisance; in particular, what assessmen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the adequacy of regulations in regard to Individual Voluntary Arrangements.  HL226
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in ending the charging of victims of domestic violence by some GPs for letters confirming their injuries in order to get access to other services.  HL227
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many qualified customs agents there are; and what assessment they have made of the adequacy of that number.  HL228
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the regulations concerning credit unions.  HL229
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to bring the law in respect of the treatment and care of modern slavery victims in England and Wales in line with the standards in force in Scotland and Northern Ireland.  HL230
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support bus franchising in England.  HL231
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps, if any, they are taking to ensure the provision of essential healthcare and mental healthcare for unaccompanied minors in Greece.  HL203
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult Médecins Sans Frontières about the ways in which healthcare for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people in France can be improved, including psycho-social support.  HL204
Answered
Baroness O'Loan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether women in Northern Ireland considering an abortion between 22 October 2019 and 31 March 2020 will be offered counselling equivalent to that offered to women in England and Wales.  HL212
Answered
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