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Questions for Written Answer for 24 October 2019

Tabled on 23 October 2019 and due for answer by 6 November 2019.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the chemicals contained in perfume and fragrance products, and any potential risks to human health.  HL334
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements are placed on producers of perfume and fragrance products to list their ingredients on product packaging.  HL335
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements are placed on producers of domestic cleaning products to list their ingredients on product packaging.  HL336
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements are placed on perfume and fragrance manufacturers (1) to test, and (2) to demonstrate, the safety of their products for human health.  HL337
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to change product safety and labelling requirements relating to perfume and fragrance products if the UK leaves the EU.  HL338
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK will maintain the current EU Wildlife Trade Regulations and therefore remain within the EU’s regulatory Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora framework, following a Brexit withdrawal agreement.  HL339 [I]
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that HM Revenue and Customs provides rebates for freelance workers in the EU27 who may incur double deductions of social security as a result of the invalidity of A1 certificates in the event of a no-deal Brexit.  HL340
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Spain about that government's treatment of protesters in Catalonia and Barcelona.  HL341
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government in which areas Iran has breached the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; and why Her Majesty's Government have not withdrawn from that Plan.  HL342
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect ministers from abuse and intimidation when leaving the Parliamentary Estate.  HL343
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Lord Blencathra to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what representations, if any, the House of Lords Administration has made to the Metropolitan Police regarding protestors intimidating Parliamentarians leaving the Parliamentary Estate.  HL344
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the police to enforce the prohibition against two-wheeled battery-operated scooters using pavements and highways.  HL345
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to consult on changing the law around the ability of members of the public, councils and any other organisations (1) to remove, (2) to take, (3) to destroy, or (4) to otherwise dispose of, undocked bikes for hire which have been left on pavements.  HL346
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they will make in response to the report of the Equality and Human Rights Commission Tackling Racial Harassment: Universities Challenged, published on 23 October.  HL347
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether gym clothing is available to all women prisoners who request it in every prison in England.  HL348
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the review of Bus Service Operators Grant announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer will include the allocation of new money for the bus industry.  HL349
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their following commitments amount to new money allocated to buses: (1) £20 million for bus priority measures in the West Midlands, (2) up to £50 million to deliver Britain's first all-electric bus town or city, (3) £30 million to local government to improve services or restore services which have been lost, and (4) £20 million… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government how many fatal and serious injury accidents there have been on the A34 between junction 9 with the M40 and junction 9 with the M3 over the last five years; and how many of these have involved a heavy goods vehicle.  HL351
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the loss of fuel duty revenue is taken into account when evaluating the benefits of modal shift from road to rail.  HL352
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the reasons for the disparities in life expectancy between women and men.  HL353
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for ensuring that all those involved in the sale and purchase of guns are medically fit to hold a licence to be in control of firearms intended for sale; and how is the information about any concerns shared between different areas of jurisdiction.  HL354
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Smart Export Guarantee Tariff per kilowatt hour as proposed will be the same for (1) small commercial, (2) household, and (3) community-owned generators.  HL355
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of Smart Export Guarantee Tariff that will be necessary to give communities a viable route to market for the electricity they generate from (1) hydro, (2) onshore wind, and (3) solar sources; and what, if any, economic appraisal has been made of the potential (a) economic developmen… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Grocott to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker which House of Lords Committee reports, published since the EU Referendum in 2016, have been directly related to the UK's departure from the EU, excluding reports by (1) the Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee, and (2) the Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments.  HL357
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Baroness Hooper to ask Her Majesty's Government how much, if any, of the funding announced by the Prime Minister for the Darwin Initiative on 23 September will replace EU funding for wildlife in the Falkland Islands and other Overseas Territories.  HL358
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, and intend to make, to the Palestinian Authority, following reports that it has frozen bank accounts belonging to Palestinian non-governmental organisations in the Gaza Strip.  HL359
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an independent inquiry into the failure of peer-to-peer lender Fund Secure; and on which date they first became aware that the firm was experiencing difficulty.  HL360
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the level of online fraud in each year from 2015 to 2019; whether that level has increased; and if so, how any increase compares to the number of other reported crimes.  HL361
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the average number of calls that the Action Fraud helpline receives daily.  HL362
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government how many medical examinations an applicant for the army is required to attend, broken down by (1) officers, and (2) other ranks; how long those examinations remain valid if passed; on how many occasions applicants have been required to attend (a) one, and (b) more than one, extra examination in the last three years; and what estimate t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking in response to the deaths of 39 people discovered in a Bulgarian container lorry on 23 October.  HL364
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people seeking sanctuary in the UK have died either at sea or on land in each year since 2014.  HL365
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how the bodies of asylum seekers who die in the UK are returned to their country of origin.  HL366
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent teenagers being deported back to a country which has been deemed unsafe to travel to, when they have lived in the UK for a decade or more.  HL367
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to use thermal imaging cameras at all UK ports to check for incidents of human trafficking.  HL368
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that manufacturers are predicting sharp declines in exports next year.  HL369
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Universities UK about the steps it is taking to reduce racial abuse on campuses.  HL370
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to introduce legislation concerning the application of augmented reality filters by social media networks.  HL371
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Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Chartered Institute of Housing and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health A licence to rent, published in January, calling for the creation of a national landlord register for the private rented sector in England.  HL372
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Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to improve housing conditions in the private rented sector in England.  HL373
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Police Federation for Northern Ireland's opposition to an amnesty for members of the security forces who served in the Troubles.  HL374
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that the Ministry of Defence's management of outsourcing contracts has wasted £3.9 billion, what plans they have to review such contracts for defence work.  HL375
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the finding by the Reform think tank that £14.3 billion of public money has been wasted by public sector outsourcing contracts.  HL376
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create an outsourcing regulator with powers to intervene to prevent the waste of taxpayers' money, as advocated by the Reform think tank.  HL377
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 15 October (HL Deb, col 25), when they expect to complete the review of arms export licences to Turkey.  HL378
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they learned from their decision to award Capita a contract to manage army recruitment; and what steps they are taking in response to that learning.  HL379
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether decision-making civil servants and local authority officials are currently required to disclose all interests to prevent any conflict of interest; and if so, whether those records are made public.  HL380
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