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Questions for Written Answer for 16 January 2020

Tabled on 15 January 2020 and due for answer by 29 January 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have take to establish the identity of, and to bring to justice, the killers of Hevrin Khalaf in North East Syria; and what assessment they have made of the allegations in the BBC documentary Hevrin Khalaf: Death of a peacemaker, broadcast on 13 January, that her execution was carried out by Turkish-backed ji… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Flybe flights between Newquay and London which are operated under a public service obligation are maintained in the event of Flybe ceasing operations.  HL440
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether data is available on how the Sovereign Grant is spent; and if so, where that data is available.  HL441
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money was raised by the Crown Estates in each of the last five years; and how any such money was spent.  HL442
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of publicly funded helicopters and charter planes by the Royal family is restricted to use for official engagements; and if so, which members of the Royal family are permitted to use such transport.  HL443
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the Royal family are in receipt of funds from the Sovereign Grant; and how much each such individual receives annually.  HL444
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many male prisoners, currently in prison, who self-identify as female have been moved to female prison wings.  HL445
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) assaults, (2) sexual assaults, and (3) rapes, have been committed against female prisoners by male prisoners who self-identify as female.  HL446
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of triggering the dispute settlement mechanism under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, following the government of Iran’s statement that it will no longer abide by any of the restrictions imposed by that nuclear deal.  HL447
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that the timelines for negotiations with the government of Iran under the dispute settlement mechanism of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action are not extended.  HL448
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the President of the United States about his government’s assessment in 2018 that Iran was in breach of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; what assessment they have made of the impact of the decision by the UK not to reach the same assessment at that time; and what discussions they have had wi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or intend to have, with the Welsh Government about securing a sustainable future for Old College, Aberystwyth.  HL450
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children with mental illness who presented at an accident and emergency department were admitted into hospital within (1) three miles, (2) five miles, (3) 10 miles, (4) 20 miles, and (5) more than 20 miles, from their homes, in each of the last five years.  HL451 [I]
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Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the UK to be represented by a minister at any of the ceremonies in Hong Kong that will commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Hong Kong in 1945.  HL452
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Lord Fox to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to respond to the report by Professor Adrian Smith and Professor Graeme Reid Changes and choices: advice on future frameworks for international collaboration on research and innovation, published on 5 November 2019.  HL453
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the government of Egypt about the indefinite detention and access to medical care of (1) Essam El-Haddad, (2) Gehad El-Haddad, and (3) other prisoners held without charge or trial in Egypt; and what response they received.  HL454
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek evidence on whether the existing sanctions on Syria impede the reconstruction of essential civilian infrastructure and services.  HL455
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Lord James of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any agreements have been made with the EU about British participation in (1) the establishment of a European Defence Union, (2) any military command and control procedures, (3) the future of Five Eyes, (4) the procurement of military equipment from an EU-wide organisation, and (5) the transfer of nuclear technology l… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 13 January (HL56), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many claimants have been moved on to Universal Credit under the managed migration pilot being undertaken in Harrogate.  HL457
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The Earl of Lytton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Viscount Younger of Leckie on 30 October 2019 (HL178), whether (1) their interim review, and (2) the Valuation Office Agency's customer evaluation, of the Check, Challenge, Appeal system has concluded; and when they intend to publish the results of each.  HL458
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government how they promote and develop (1) food security, and (2) self-sufficiency, in the production of UK food.  HL459
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions have been made, if any, for UK citizens to stay for longer than 90 days in any 180 day period in the Schengen area after Brexit.  HL460
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with the European Council about extending the period of time that UK citizens will be granted visa free travel in the Schengen area after Brexit.  HL461
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Lord Mawson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of UK citizens who will be affected by the 90 day in any 180 day limit on visa free travel in the Schengen area after Brexit; and, in particular, what assessment they have made of the impact on UK citizens who own property in the Schengen area.  HL462
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The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty's Government how many times there have been joint ministerial meetings between their ministers and (1) Scottish ministers, (2) Welsh ministers, and (3) Northern Irish ministers or senior officials, since 31 March 2001; and whether (a) the agenda, (b) the attendance, and (c) the minutes, are published.  HL463
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Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish a White Paper on reform of the Mental Health Act 1983, following the announcement in June 2019 that such a White Paper would be published before the end of 2019.  HL464
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Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish their response to the consultation on parental leave and pay, which closed on 29 November 2019.  HL465
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Baroness Penn to ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to fulfil the Conservative Party’s 2019 General Election manifesto commitment “to make it easier for fathers to take paternity leave”.  HL466
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Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty's Government what annual standing charge on the consumer has been permitted by Ofgem to the owners of the Western Link interconnector between Hunterston and Deeside; and for how many years that charge has been permitted.  HL467
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Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to require Ofgem to publish the calculations behind the approved rate of return allowed to the owners of the Western Link interconnector.  HL468
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Viscount Ridley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to investigate the late delivery of the Western Link interconnector; and whether negligence in construction or operation of that interconnector may expose consumers to additional costs.  HL469
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that prisoners who may be considered jihadists or have links to similar terrorist organisations are kept segregated from prisoners who formerly served in the UK armed forces.  HL470
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the "gamblification" of sport, and (2) the number of gambling companies which sponsor football clubs.  HL471
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of gambling companies sponsoring sports venues and football clubs.  HL472
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the promotion of gambling advertisements by sport stars on the propensity of children to gamble.  HL473
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of gambling sponsorship appearing on football players' shirts.  HL474
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include the "gamblification" of sport as part of their review of the Gambling Act 2005.  HL475
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Lord Steel of Aikwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the outcome of the election in Taiwan; and in particular, of its impact on Hong Kong.  HL476
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government which organisation, if any, is tasked with ensuring the quality of teaching of overseas campuses of UK universities.  HL477
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they inspect the overseas campuses of UK universities.  HL478
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Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of (1) the number of homes in England that fall within each rating band of Energy Performance Certificates, and (2) the amount by which annual CO2 emissions would be reduced if every home within each rating band were to be improved to the next rating band level.  HL479
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research by Imperial College London, published on 13 January, which links global warming with an increase in the violent deaths of young people.  HL480
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Norwegian Consumer Council, Out of Control: How Consumers Are Exploited by the Online Advertising Industry, published on 14 January, which states that a number of mobile applications are violating the EU General Data Protection Regulation.  HL481
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk posed by a novel coronavirus to the UK.  HL482
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Google's "privacy sandbox" technology on market fairness and safety.  HL483
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Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned Kantar Group to survey public attitudes towards the independence of the judiciary; and if so, whether they intend to publish the findings of any such survey.  HL484
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Lord Turnbull to ask Her Majesty's Government what comparison they have made of the impact on the maintenance of global temperatures until 2100 of adopting (1) net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, (2) net-zero carbon emissions by 2030, and (3) a reduction of 80 per cent carbon emissions by 2050.  HL485
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent at constant prices on (1) adult, and (2) children's social care, in each financial year from 2009/10 to 2018/19; and what is the estimated expenditure for the 2019/20 financial year.  HL486
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their planned increase in expenditure in the 2020/21 financial year, at 2019/20 prices, on (1) adult, and (2) children's, social care.  HL487
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement all sections of Part 1 of the Care Act 2014; and whether the proposals of the Dilnot Commission will be taken into account in their future plans for funding adult social care.  HL488
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to transfer responsibility for the funding provision of nursing home care to the NHS.  HL489
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) nursing homes, and (2) nursing home beds, were registered with the Care Quality Commission at the end of September in the financial years from 2015/16 to 2019/20.  HL490
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allocate funds over the next four financial years for the increase of "step down care" nursing home beds to relieve pressure on acute care hospitals and adult social care services.  HL491
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