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Questions for Written Answer for 13 January 2020

Tabled on 9 January 2020 and due for answer by 23 January 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the freedom of information request, made by Marie Lyon, Chair of the Association for Children Damaged by Hormone Pregnancy Tests on 13 November 2019, seeking access to data held by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency before 27 February 2020; and if not, why not.  HL244
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk of genocide against minorities in Northern Iraq and Kurdistan; and whether NATO military personnel will continue to remain in areas administered by the Kurdish Regional Government.  HL245
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Transpennine Express have cancelled up to 40 per cent of trains on some routes; what are the reasons for those reported cancellations; how long they estimate any cancellations to last; what discussions they have had with Transpennine Express about the cancellations; and what was… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to hold a consultation on their proposal to outlaw gay conversion therapy; and if so, when.  HL247
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review will be conducted; and when it will conclude.  HL248
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) members of the public, (2) civil society organisations including think tanks, and (3) peacebuilding and development non-governmental organisations, will be able to contribute to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review.  HL249
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether local civil society organisations funded by the Department for International Development, Foreign and Commonwealth Office or Conflict, Stability and Security Fund programmes in conflict affected contexts will be able to contribute to the Integrated Security, Defence and Foreign Policy Review.  HL250
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the impact of the Deregulation Act 2015 on short-term lettings, and (2) the proposal by the Mayor of London in April 2019 for the introduction of a registration system for those renting property for less than 90 days in a calendar year in London; and what plans they have, if any, to in… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the experience of patients who have been prescribed Pregabalin, in particular the (1) side effects and withdrawal symptoms, and (2) pricing, of that medication.  HL252
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revoke the moratorium on fracking.  HL253
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the property seized before, and during, the Extinction Rebellion demonstrations in London in October 2019 has been returned to its owners; and if not, what will happen to that property.  HL254
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to assess the results of the five-year River Otter Beaver Trial, led by the Devon Wildlife Trust.  HL255
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the email account ideasfornumber10@gmail.com has been approved as an official means of recruiting staff to work as special advisers or civil servants; and what are the approved person specifications for the “super-talented weirdos” and “misfits with odd skills” who are invited to apply.  HL256
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the all-party consensus, reached in 1999 when the House of Lords Act was passed, that no single political party would in future have a majority of the politically declared membership of the House of Lords.  HL257
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many clinical negligence claims involving the NHS were litigated because of issues in dispute involving breach of duty or causation in the last year for which figures are available.  HL258
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed indefinite detention at Guantanamo Bay with the government of the United States; what was the outcome of that discussion; and whether they discussed the failure to release prisoners who have been cleared.  HL259
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Philippines about the four Roman Catholic bishops and four priests charged with sedition, cyber libel, libel and obstruction of justice in that country; and what steps they are taking to ensure that due process is followed.  HL260
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of asylum cases were reversed on appeal in the last year for which figures are available.  HL261
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to prevent children in Egypt from being included in mass trials and sentenced to death.  HL262
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what projections they have made of future waste arisings broken down by (1) region, and (2) waste authority, in England and Wales.  HL263
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on airport expansion.  HL264
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Lord Duncan of Springbank on 31 October 2019 (HL Deb, cols 1019), when the report of the Northern Ireland Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry will be published.  HL265
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of the Ulster Defence Association and other loyalist gangs to commit crimes in Northern Ireland.  HL266
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the next Defence Equipment Plan.  HL267
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the energy efficiency of residential accommodation for the Armed Forces over the next three years.  HL268
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the availability of Royal Navy warships.  HL269
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the budget for ensuring the availability of Royal Navy warships in each of the last three years.  HL270
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the availability of armoured vehicles for the army.  HL271
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the budget for ensuring the availability of armoured vehicles for the army in each of the last three years.  HL272
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect HS2 to extend to (1) Newcastle, and (2) Edinburgh.  HL273
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government when the report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament on Russian influence in UK politics will be published.  HL274
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Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty's Government what clinical, or other follow up, is being undertaken by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority of children born after (1) embryo biopsy and preimplantation genetic diagnosis of nuclear DNA, (2) chromosome analysis following preimplantation genetic screening, (3) egg and/or embryo cryopreservation, and (4) invitro culture and… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty's Government how many misdiagnoses have been recorded by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority following IVF with preimplantation diagnosis for a specific pathological mutation (1) at the preimplantation stage, and (2) following blastocyst biopsy.  HL276
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Lord Winston to ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK clinics have been granted a licence by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to undertake screening and treatment for mitochondrial disorders; how many patients at risk of producing a child with mitochondrial pathologies have undergone treatment using IVF and nuclear or spindle transfer; and how many births have b… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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