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Questions for Written Answer for 22 October 2019

Tabled on 21 October 2019 and due for answer by 4 November 2019.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government on what evidence they based their decision to modify their response to the findings of the China Tribunal in its report Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China Final Judgement and Summary Report, published on 17 June, from deeming the evidence collected by that Tribunal as "insu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide training for Pakistani minority groups and non-governmental organisations on how to (1) organise, campaign and lobby for their rights, and (2) respond to the shrinking of civil society space in Pakistan; and how the persecution of Ahmadi and Christian minorities was raised during the visit to P… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the Pakistan Public Services Commissions about ways in which to support the training and professional development of workers from religious minority backgrounds; and what plans they have to increase aid funding to be used for training teachers in Pakistan to promote freedom of religio… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include modules on freedom of religion or belief in all existing and future Department for International Development capacity building programmes.  HL235
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support the government of Pakistan to develop financial incentives for parents from marginalised religious minority communities to register their children upon birth, and to send them to schools.  HL236
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require organisations that receive UK aid funding for projects in Pakistan to hire at least 5 per cent of any in-country staff from minority communities.  HL237
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commit to funding (1) the Erasmus+, and (2) the Horizon research, programme beyond 2020.  HL238
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Queen's Speech on 14 October, how they intend to expand the pool of UK research institutes and universities able to endorse scientists and researchers to carry out work in this country.  HL239
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of food served in English schools is (a) organic, and (b) locally sourced; and what plans they have, if any, to increase that percentage.  HL240
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of food served in English hospitals is (a) organic, and (b) locally sourced; and what plans they have, if any, to increase that percentage.  HL241
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of food served in English prisons is (a) organic, and (b) locally sourced; and what plans they have, if any, to increase that percentage.  HL242
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of undergraduates who studied engineering at university who now work in the engineering industry post-graduation.  HL243
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on local newspaper revenue of any proposal to remove the requirement on local authorities to advertise Traffic Regulation Orders.  HL244
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, in their consultation Street and road works: Street Manager and updates to permit schemes, published on 20 July, why the placement of new apparatus underground should where possible and practical be placed under the footway, footpath or verge.  HL245
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government why in the consultation Street and road works: Street Manager and updates to permit schemes, published on 20 July, the need for minimal disruption to the footway, footpath or verge in the placement of new apparatus underground has not been prioritised.  HL246
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government why in the consultation Street and road works: Street Manager and updates to permit schemes’, published on 20 July, where it is proposed that the footway, footpath or verge is used for the placement of apparatus underground, that no requirement for the alternative provision for walkers, people with disabilities and parents w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by the Universities of Tehran Medical Sciences and Birmingham into the effectiveness of the polypill in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke; and what plans they have to use the polypill for NHS patients.  HL248
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conduct of the recent elections in Mozambique.  HL249
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Lord Palmer to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what estimate he has made of the total cost of the sitting of the House of Lords on Saturday 19 October.  HL250
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Durham Commission on Creativity and Education report, published on 18 October.  HL251
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children are in Alternative Provision.  HL252
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many providers of Alternative Provision are registered.  HL253
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards are in place to ensure that children in care who are in Alternative Provision are always educated by registered providers.  HL254
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to combat racism in football.  HL255
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Chile.  HL256
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to ensure that web search engines de-index (1) URLs or (2) websites from its web search index when trademarks have been infringed.  HL257
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Transport for London about steps it may take to make the London Underground network carbon neutral.  HL258
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Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to regulate the qualifications and training of psychotherapists and counsellors.  HL259
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Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on vulnerable people of unqualified psychotherapists and counsellors providing treatment.  HL260
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure justice in Myanmar for Rohingya refugees.  HL261
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the safe and voluntary repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar.  HL262
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide sexual and reproductive health and rights services to Rohingya refugees and the communities hosting those refugees.  HL263
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to imposing sanctions on Myanmar until perpetrators of human rights abuses against the Rohingya have been brought to justice.  HL264
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have committed to support the UN Population Fund’s work in Bangladesh.  HL265
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support host communities of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.  HL266
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