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Questions for Written Answer for 3 June 2020

Tabled on 2 June 2020 and due for answer by 9 June 2020.

Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government was made aware that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government met Richard Desmond in November 2019 prior to the Department's decisions in respect of the Northern and Shell Corporation’s planning application for the deve… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government required the issue of any ministerial directions, or expressed any concerns as accounting officer, in respect of the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government’s decisions relating to the Northern and Shell Corporation’s pla… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what communication they had, if any, with the Mayor of Tower Hamlets about Northern and Shell's planning application for Westferry Printworks.  HL4887
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) meetings, and (2) communications, took place between the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government and Richard Desmond in (a) 2019, and (b) 2020; and whether they will place the records of these meetings and communications in the Library of the House.  HL4888
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) meetings, and (2) communications, took place involving special advisers and officials of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and executives of the Northern and Shell Corporation in (a) 2019, and (b) 2020; and whether they will place the (i) participant lists, and (ii) records, of these meetings and communic… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government informed the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government of his previous contacts with (1) Richard Desmond, and (2) executives of the Northern and Shell Corporation, prior to the Department's decisions in respect of the North… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in developing a scheme to provide financial support to directors of small businesses who pay themselves through a dividend; and what steps they have taken since the Prime Minister committed to look into the options for that group of people on 27 May.  HL4891
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Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to re-implement powers to make connected party pre-pack sales mandatorily referable for independent oversight, now that the powers they had to do so in section 129 of the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 have lapsed.  HL4892
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Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the results of their review into pre-pack sales.  HL4893
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Lord Allen of Kensington to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that businesses in the retail sector have access to finance.  HL4894
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they took in response to the advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies following its meeting on 10 March to ensure that “special policy consideration be given to care homes and various types of retirement communities” and that a specific action plan for social care was in place by mid-April.; to wha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how much in total of the Infection Control Fund has been used by care homes to provide personal protective equipment for staff; what steps have been taken to ensure expeditious testing for care home staff and residents before 6 June; how many such staff and residents are yet to be tested; and why.  HL4896
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the number of COVID-19 related deaths in care homes in England and Wales between 10 April and 29 May as documented by the Office of National Statistics; (2) what assessment they have made of the statistics published by the Data Analysis Bureau and Person Centred Software that, since the s… 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 assessment they have made of the statistics published by the Data Analysis Bureau that 15 per cent of 12,407 care home workers from 650 care homes across England, Wales and Scotland have been tested for COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, and that 6 per cent of those tested were tested between 20 and 27 May.  H… 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 assessment they have made of the killing of Uwavera Omozuwa, in a church in Benin City, Nigeria; and how UK Aid to Nigeria is used to combat gender-based violence in that country.  HL4899
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the briefing by Amnesty International Human rights in Hong Kong - May 2020.  HL4900
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 May (HL4378), when they intend to raise with the government of Pakistan the release of prisoners of conscience in relation to the threat of COVID-19 to detainees in prisons in Pakistan.  HL4901
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Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) laptops, and (2) other computers, have been distributed to disadvantaged students under their digital devices and internet access scheme.  HL4902
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the minimum turnaround time for the NHS test and trace results to be processed; and what assessment they have made of whether that time is fast enough to isolate outbreaks before further people become infected.  HL4903
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Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessment they undertook of the decision to cap student numbers from England studying at universities in Wales; what consultation they had with the Welsh government; and what response was received to any such consultation.  HL4904
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not responded to the letter, dated 1 April, from Sam Johnson on behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Match Girls Union in relation to the proposed works at Manor Park Cemetery that might cause damage to the grave of Sarah Chapman.  HL4905
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Lord Beecham to ask the Leader of the House how many of the Questions for Written Answer listed as unanswered after 10 working days in the edition of House of Lords Business dated 3 June related to COVID-19; and what steps she is taking to ensure that they are answered promptly.  HL4906
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not responded to the letter dated 1 April from Sam Johnson on behalf of the Board of Trustees of The Match Girls Union regarding the possibility that the proposed works at Manor Park Cemetery will damage the grave of women’s rights campaigner Sarah Chapman.  HL4907
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate (1) staff, and (2) residents, of care homes who have been adversely affected by shortages of personal protective equipment.  HL4908
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children in custody, in particular the impact of measures which have restricted activities, face-to-face education, family and professional visits and time out of cells, as outlined in the report by the Children’s Commissioner for England Children in Custody, publi… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what support is available for small businesses in the holiday lets sector who have been unable to continue their businesses due to the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic on customers (1) travelling to, or (2) hiring, accommodation and who (a) have lost income from hire charges for holiday lets, or (b) need to return… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the scientific evidence behind the decision that certain groups of incoming travellers from abroad, including (1) healthcare, (2) agriculture, (3) transport, and (4) other business, workers should not be subject to a 14 day quarantine, depending on the purpose of their visit and the country of the start of their journey.  HL49… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 28 May (HL4485), what was the policy in respect of discharging patients from hospitals to care homes in the period from the onset of the COVID-19 lockdown to 14 April.  HL4912
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 14 May (HL4070), what progress they have made on working with the aviation sector to develop an approach for social distancing on flights (1) within, (2) arriving in, or (3) leaving the UK.  HL4913
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Lord Birt to ask the Leader of the House what percentage of (1) topical questions for written answer, and (2) normal questions for written answer, have not been answered within the expected timeframes for responding to such questions since the COVID-19 lockdown was imposed.  HL4914
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mandate the use of face coverings on public transport for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4915
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce mandatory COVID-19 testing at airports and other points of entry into the UK during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4916
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all overseas student visa applications are processed in time to enable these students to register to study at UK universities in the 2020–21 academic year.  HL4917 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of issuing PAVA spray to prison staff, and, in particular, the impact on prisoners with protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.  HL4918 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what medical advice they have received on the impact of (1) the use of PAVA spray in prisons during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the use of PAVA spray on a prisoner with COVID-19 symptoms.  HL4919 [I]
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they had made of proposals by Spanish bus and coach builder Irizar to modify air-conditioning systems to reduce passengers' inhalation of air-born droplets or micro-particles by ionising the air entering each system, and to use increased levels of oxygen in such systems to combat viruses via oxidisation; and in particul… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 27 May (HL4331), what assessment they have made of the case for decriminalising some moving traffic offences outside of London to reduce the burden on police forces.  HL4921
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 5 May (HL3178), how many offences related to the abuse of weight restriction orders have been enforced by the police through the courts in the last year for which figures are available.  HL4922
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission an independent survey of the views of (1) Great Western Railway, and (2) East Coast Main Line, passengers on (a) comfort of seating, (b) adequacy of luggage space, (c) ride quality, (d) ease of boarding and disembarkation, (e) noise and vibration levels, and (f) clarity of view from windows.  HL4923
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Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 28 May (HL4351), what estimate they have made of the effect of any increase in the number of deliveries during the COVID-19 lockdown on traffic statistics.  HL4924
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Lord Butler of Brockwell to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Supreme Court judgement in R v Adams (Appellant) (Northern Ireland) on 13 May, how many other temporary detention Orders under Article 4(1) of the Detention of Terrorists (Northern Ireland) Order 1972 were signed by a Minister of State or Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State. [T]  HL4925
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Lord Carlile of Berriew to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conduct of the government of Iran following the arrest of students Ali Younesi, Amir Hossein Moradi and 18 other individuals who expressed their objection to the policies of that government; and what representations they intend to make to the government of Iran about human rights breaches… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Cashman to ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that their proposals to abolish the Immigration Health Surcharge currently paid by care workers and NHS staff will be implemented.  HL4927
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restrict European Economic Area 'address for service' at the Intellectual Property Office if no reciprocal rights are offered by the EU Intellectual Property Office at the end of the transition period.  HL4928
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what cross-departmental discussions have taken place on the UK approach to intellectual property in negotiations on the future UK–EU relationship.  HL4929
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has any plans to meet with the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys to discuss their concerns about the UK's approach to intellectual property in negotiations on the future relationship with the EU.  HL4930
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports (1) that Law Centres are experiencing financial problems as a result of court closures and consequential loss of legal aid income due to COVID-19, and (2) that some Law Centres are facing closure as a result; and what assessment they have made of the role of Law Centres in providing (a) di… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to support humanitarian relief in Yemen.  HL4932
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to take steps through the United Nations to support the delivery of humanitarian aid in Yemen.  HL4933
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in Yemen.  HL4934
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Baroness Corston to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) women, and (2) men, are currently serving prison sentences for non-payment of council tax.  HL4935
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the illegal collation of secret files on civil society organisations, including human rights defenders, the press and others in Colombia.  HL4936
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their Embassy in Colombia will monitor investigations into the alleged collation of secret files on civil society organisations there.  HL4937
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any UK funding initiatives in Colombia are being used to support intelligence gathering activities there against civil society organisations.  HL4938
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to support the creation of an international commission including the participation of the UN and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, to support and oversee investigations into alleged illegal intelligence gathering and misuse by Colombian state institutions.  HL4939
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have updated the translated COVID-19 guidance to reference the addition of the loss of taste and smell to the official symptoms list; and if so, what steps they are taking to raise awareness of this update in relevant communities.  HL4940
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Colombia about the safety and security of residents in Rio Quinto.  HL4941
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 14 May 2019 (HL Deb, col 90GC), what steps they have taken to ensure better data on the scale of child sexual abuse; and what progress they have made in establishing a national prevalence survey on child sexual abuse.  HL4942
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as part of their COVID-19 recovery strategy, they will enable (1) professional outdoor education, and (2) adventure holiday providers, to offer appropriately distanced and planned activities (a) for schools, and (b) in the school holidays.  HL4943
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, in developing their COVID-19 recovery strategy, what assessment they have made of the risks of cross-infection through outdoor education activities compared to activities delivered by the rest of the hospitality sector; and what assessment they have made of whether the outdoor education sector should be reopened as part of phase two of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the findings of the report by Amnesty International ‘We dried our tears’: Addressing the toll on children of Northeast Nigeria’s conflict, published on 27 May, that the Nigerian armed forces have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity during their operation… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Amnesty International ‘We dried our tears’: Addressing the toll on children of Northeast Nigeria’s conflict, published on 27 May; and what plans they have to ensure that any UK aid programmes in Nigeria encompass (1) psychosocial support for children, and (2) gender equality initiatives.  … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria to encourage the (1) investigation, and (2) prosecution, of (a) war crimes, (b) crimes against humanity, and (c) other human rights abuses, committed by (i) Boko Haram, (ii) Islamic State West Africa Province, and (iii) Fulani militia.  HL4947
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Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the use of the Sentinel aircraft system beyond 2021 for ongoing operations in (1) the Middle East, and (2) elsewhere.  HL4948
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Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether permission for the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles may be granted by an organisation other than the Civil Aviation Authority in any region of the United Kingdom; and if so, by which such organisations.  HL4949
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to mitigate the adverse effects of the COVID-19 lockdown for people who are shielding or over the age of 70.  HL4950
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking as part of the social care strategy to promote to all people over the age of 60 the NICE Guideline NG16 that sets out that it is possible to "delay or prevent ... dementia, disability and frailty in later life".  HL4951
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government whether public-sector pension boards, pension companies and insurance companies are involved in the social care strategy.  HL4952
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that any financial support they provide to assist the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Gaza and the West Bank is spent as intended.  HL4953
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the delivery of NHS secondary care services to people with neurological conditions.  HL4954
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) outpatient neurology appointments have been cancelled to date, and (2) neurology inpatients were sent home from hospital early in England, as a result of COVID-19.  HL4955
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of what additional NHS services, including rehabilitation, will be required as a result of the neurological complications seen in inpatients with COVID-19.  HL4956
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on the sustainability of charities working to support people with neurological conditions.  HL4957
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the long-term sustainability of charitable organisations providing support to people with neurological conditions.  HL4958
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Statement by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 12 February (HLWS103), when they will publish (1) the terms of reference for the review of children's social care, (2) the name of the chair of the review, and (3) the date on which the review will begin.  HL4959
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 1 June (HL4768), whether they were consulted in advance by the government of Ireland about its decision to introduce a fourteen-day quarantine period on all passengers travelling to Ireland from Great Britain; and if so, when they received advance notice of this specific decision.  HL4960
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the survey by the Royal College of Anaesthetists survey which shows low confidence by medical staff in their ability to access necessary testing, personal protective equipment, and anaesthetic drugs; and what steps they are taking to restore the confidence of such staff to resume elective… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many domestic boilers they anticipate will be sold every year for the next 10 years; and what they estimate the carbon emissions for those boilers will be.  HL4962
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Lord Fox to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they require accredited banks to take a super-senior position when granting Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme loans.  HL4963
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Lord Fox to ask Her Majesty's Government what levels of security they recommend accredited banks take when granting Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme loans.  HL4964
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government how many suicides there have been on the prison estate since 1 March.  HL4965
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many residents of immigration removal centres (1) have displayed, or (2) are currently displaying, symptoms of COVID-19; and of those, how many have been tested. [T]  HL4966
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, have died in prison, or while under probation services, from natural causes that may have been exacerbated by COVID-19.  HL4967
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners are currently sharing a cell with one or more others, broken down by prison.  HL4968
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The Lord Bishop of Gloucester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners (1) meet the criteria for being considered clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19, and (2) are currently following shielding guidelines, broken down by prison.  HL4969
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have had with the UN and other international actors to ensure that tackling gender-based violence is recognised as a specific objective in the COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan.  HL4970
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend the UK’s membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.  HL4971
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to amend the Human Rights Act 1998; and if so, how.  HL4972
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Baroness Grey-Thompson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the sexual assaults in women's prisons since 2016 recorded in the Safety in Custody statistics published on 30 April were carried out by transgender prisoners.  HL4973
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what action has been taken by the HM Ambassador in Harare and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation to the reported attack, abduction and torture by security forces in Zimbabwe of Joana Mamombe and two of her colleagues from the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance.  HL4974
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the application by the government of Zimbabwe to re-join the Commonwealth is suspended until any violations of human rights cease and are addressed, including the reported arrest, abduction and torture of Joana Mamombe, Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri on 13 May.  HL4975
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Zimbabwe about the arrest, abduction and torture of Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri on 13 May.  HL4976
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Lord Hain to ask Her Majesty's Government what action has been taken by HM Ambassador in Harare in relation to the arrest, abduction and torture of Netsai Marova and Cecilia Chimbiri on 13 May.  HL4977
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Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in negotiations with the European Union, having regard to law enforcement and internal security, they have referred in the single governance framework to common values including the rule of law and human rights, and to the UK’s continued adherence to the European Convention on Human Rights; and if not, (1) why not, and (2) w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Draft Working Text for an Agreement between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the European Union on the transfer of unaccompanied asylum-seeking children makes it a mandatory obligation to (1) ensure family reunion, and (2) confer rights enforceable through domestic legal systems  HL4979
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Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of facial recognition technology when significant numbers of members of the public are wearing protective masks.  HL4980
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Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities and emergency response teams are prepared for the end of the transition period for leaving the EU on 31 December.  HL4981
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of current requirements for clear labelling of food to support people in making healthy choices in respect of the sugar, salt and fat content of foods.  HL4982
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of the current food safety regulations; and whether chlorine-washing of chicken will continue to be contrary to UK food safety standards.  HL4983
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether talks relating to future international trade agreements will include possible reductions of current requirements for animal welfare and environmental standards.  HL4984
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016) and 28 May (HL4613), what assessment they have made of how the answers given “answer all aspects of the question”.  HL4985
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported comments by the First Minister of Wales that there had not been a "regular rhythm" to engagement between the UK Government and the devolved administrations in respect of proposals to ease the COVID-19 lockdown.  HL4986
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government when they informed the Welsh Government of the change of COVID-19 messaging to "stay alert"; and whether this was before the change had been reported in the media.  HL4987
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement has taken place with the Welsh Government about plans for the end of the EU transition period, including with regard to which UK legislation will require Legislative Consent; and what engagement has particularly focussed on the possibility of the UK and the EU failing to reach agreement on future relat… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of their proposals for the Northern Ireland Protocol on Welsh ports.  HL4989
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to issue guidance to local councils regarding the recommencement of birth registrations; and whether all registry offices in England will reopen at the same time.  HL4990
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rule that a baby’s birth must be registered within 42 days has been relaxed due to the closure of registry offices to register births caused by COVID-19.  HL4991
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Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Attorney General expects to give a definitive response to the request made three years ago by the Charity Commission in respect of the governance of the Albert Hall.  HL4992
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to expand the eligibility criteria for family reunion refugee status to include adult refugees sponsoring their (1) adult children, (2) parents,  and (3) siblings under the age of 25; and whether they will allow unaccompanied children now in the UK to sponsor their parents and siblings under the age of 25.  HL4993
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reintroduce legal aid for refugee family reunion cases.  HL4994
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, if any, with housing associations and local authorities about bringing forward proposals for building more (1) social, and (2) affordable, housing; and what plans they have, if any, to support small and medium sized businesses to bid for these contracts.  HL4995
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the amount of additional (1) social, and (2) affordable, housing that could be provided by refurbishing existing buildings.  HL4996
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to release all (1) remand prisoners, and (2) prisoners over the age of 70, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL4997
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners were transferred to (1) psychiatric hospitals, (2) psychiatric wings of prisons, and (3) other hospitals, in each of the last 12 months.  HL4998
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the reduction of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency services due to COVID-19, what steps they are taking to support people over the age of 70 to renew their driving licences by post.  HL4999
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on people’s ability to see a doctor to confirm their fitness to drive, and thereby to fulfil the criteria of section 88 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 so they can continue driving.  HL5000
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people over the age of 70 have applied to renew their driving licence (1) online, and (2) by post, in each of the last five years for which figures are available, broken down by age of applicant.  HL5001
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve access to COVID-19 testing for key workers.  HL5002
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government how COVID-19 testing capacity will be prioritised when they reach their target of 200,000 daily tests.  HL5003
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what role the NHS COVID-19 App is expected to play in the test and trace system.  HL5004
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whey they suspended the Regulating Independent Educational Institutions consultation, rather than extending the timeframe for submissions; and what steps they are taking to ensure the (1) safety, and (2) education, of pupils who attend these institutions.  HL5005
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) local authorities, and (2) the food sector, about trade talks with the US; what assessment they have made the Chartered Institute for Environmental Health's call to slow down trade talks with the US to allow for proper consultation with (a) relevant stakeholders, and (b) food organisat… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 20 May (HL4003), whether "until July" indicates that the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme will be in place in its current form up to and including 30 June; and whether "after July" indicates that they will introduce more flexibility to the furlough scheme from 1 July.… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 26 May (HL4404), what support they will offer those people who have not been furloughed but have taken a voluntary temporary reduction in pay; whether they expect those for have taken voluntary temporary pay reductions to have entered into written agreements with their… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether people on maternity leave beyond the period of 39 weeks' statutory maternity pay are able to return to work before the intended end of their leave and then be furloughed; if so, whether they would need to give eight weeks' notice to return to work early in order to qualify for furlough arrangements; and if not; what… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that both HMRC and the Treasury agree the wording of ministerial directions before they are issued to (1) avoid confusion, and (2) obviate the need to subsequent corrections.  HL5010
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities are permitted to use their allocations from the emergency active travel fund to pay for (1) adult cycle training, and (2) Bikeability Level 3 training for secondary school children.  HL5011
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish further information about the creation of a national cycling and walking commissioner and inspectorate, first announced on 9 May.  HL5012
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review staff resources dedicated to active travel within the Department for Transport to manage the additional funding for active travel announced in May.  HL5013
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise companies which support UK environmental and climate targets for financial support administered as part of COVID-19 support programmes.  HL5014
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pupils attending illegal, unregistered schools.  HL5015
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what use they have made of the stochastic version of the Susceptible-Exposed-Infectious-Recovered model CovidSIM v1.1.  HL5016
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the COVID-19 'open-testing' policy in Tennessee.  HL5017
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide finer resolution data on hospital admission statistics in England to aid understanding of optimal (1) admission, (2) treatment, and (3) resource allocation, strategies.  HL5018
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase activities aimed at alleviating worry, in particular for people isolating alone, during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5019
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Local Government Association about the financial situation of local authorities in England and Wales.  HL5020 [I]
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that semantic and geographical analysis of COVID-19 trials does not impact the (1) unity, and (2) informativeness, of the clinical research landscape.  HL5021
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Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review Ofcom’s requirements for local commercial radio stations on (1) offering a local news and information element in their programming, and (2) remaining independent and distinctive from other commonly owned radio stations.  HL5022
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Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK-based airlines about the implementation of Passenger Name Record monitoring after January 2021.  HL5023
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of the likelihood that drought measures will need to be imposed in the Greater London area.  HL5024
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to set out the (1) stages, and (2) timescales, for lifting the (a) lockdown, and (b) temporary expansion, measures introduced to contain the spread of COVID-19 in prisons.  HL5025
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Children's Society Leave No Family Behind: Strengthening local welfare assistance during COVID-19, published in May, in particular in relation to the effectiveness of Local Welfare Assistance Schemes.  HL5026
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to restart checks on work-related conditionality requirements for Universal Credit claimants; and what factors will be considered when deciding to restart such checks.  HL5027
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims there have been for (1) contributory Job Seeker's Allowance, and (2) contributory Employment and Support Allowance, in each quarter since January 2014.  HL5028
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the University of Birmingham Forced migration, SGBV and COVID-19, published in May, and what action do they intend to take as a result.  HL5029
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 27 May (HL4183), whether the outcomes of the review of asylum support will be published by the end of June.  HL5030
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 1 June (HL4513), what assessment they have made of whether the COVID-19 pandemic would constitute an appropriate point to conduct a review of the benefits cap.  HL5031
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Lord Lucas to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord McFall of Alcluith on 27 May (HL4295), whether he will supply full details of the regular surveys and other measures proposed to evaluate the effectiveness of initiatives to tackle bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.  HL5032
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy; and when they plan to publish an updated version.  HL5033
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the jetstream on recent weather events; and what plans they have to conduct research into the role of the jetstream in extreme weather events.  HL5034
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have about whether French border patrol ships are systematically monitoring or shadowing migrant boats across the English Channel into UK waters; and what that evidence shows, if anything, about the outcome when such boats reach the English coast.  HL5035
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal migrants coming to the UK via France were apprehended by UK authorities (1) since the COVID-19 lock-down began, and (2) in each month since May 2018; and what percentage of those apprehended in each of those months have been successfully repatriated.  HL5036
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) whether France has taken effective action to apprehend those who accommodate illegal migration to the UK, and (2) how many arrests and convictions of such people traffickers have been recorded and reported by France over the past two years.  HL5037
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial payments the UK has made to France to assist in the prevention of illegal migration in each of the last five financial years.  HL5038
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the involvement of Huawei in developing the UK's 5G infrastructure.  HL5039
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they learnt from the (1) process followed by, and (2) conclusions of, the Iraq Historic Allegations Team; whether any such lessons are applicable to any ongoing investigations into soldiers who served in Northern Ireland between 1969 and 1994; and what plans they have, if any, to establish a similar team to ov… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their policy to renew their commitments to nutrition (1) at, or (2) before, the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth summit.  HL5041
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 19 May (HL4100), when they will provide an update on their plans for UK investment to prevent and treat malnutrition.  HL5042
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Baroness Meyer to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed 14-day quarantine for those entering the UK will be adapted to reflect the different levels of COVID-19 infection and mortality in different countries; and whether holders of British Nationals (Overseas) passports, and their families, travelling from Hong Kong will be subject to the quarantine requirements.  HL504… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Mone to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with faith leaders about piloting the opening of places of worship in advance of step 3 of their plan to lift restrictions relating to the COVID-19 pandemic being in place.  HL5044
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Baroness Mone to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with faith leaders about the provision of all services and events in places of worship once those places are reopened.  HL5045
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Baroness Mone to ask Her Majesty's Government further to the publication of Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s COVID-19 recovery strategy on 11 May, what discussions they have had with faith leaders about the number of people who will be permitted to gather in places of worship for services and events.  HL5046
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The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide an economic assistance package for sheep and goat milk producers whose markets have been disrupted by COVID-19.  HL5047
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the impact of a decrease in GDP as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic on (1) legislative, and (2) manifesto, commitments for expenditure as a percentage of GDP.  HL5048
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government how much income they received in the last financial year from calls to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs helplines that have the 0300 prefix.  HL5049
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any purchases made by the Bank of England this year under the quantitative easing arrangements have been of gilt-edged securities issued within less than one month of the Bank’s acquisition thereof.  HL5050
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) they, or (2) the Financial Conduct Authority, are investigating the value of H2O Asset Management’s transactions on behalf of (a) regulated investment funds under its management, (b) parties related to H2O Asset Management, and (c) H2O Asset Management affiliated companies and executives.  HL5051
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Sri Lankan nationals sought asylum in the UK in (1) 2018, and (2) 2019, and how many were successful.  HL5052
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they met with Navi Pillay, former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, during her visit to London in May; and, if so, what topics they discussed.  HL5053
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Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any officials from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office attended an event on 20 May that was addressed by the former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay.  HL5054
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adjust the proposed quarantine regime for arrivals into the UK to reflect the difference in risk posed by persons in different countries according to the respective infection rates in those countries.  HL5055
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adjust the proposed quarantine regime for arrivals into the UK so that people with proof that they have had the disease can be subject to fewer restrictions.  HL5056
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to adjust the proposed quarantine regime for arrivals into the UK to introduce COVID-19 tests at certain airports and ports, for a fee, so that quarantine is not applied to those who have already had the disease.  HL5057
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Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will provide for care workers in self-isolation as part of the test and trace programme; whether, under that programme, all care workers who came into contact with a care home resident with COVID-19 symptoms would be expected to self-isolate; and whether a care worker returning to work using public transport… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to sign the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003; and if not, why not.  HL5059
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic resilience of the Isles of Scilly.  HL5060
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop the (1) availability, and (2) regularity, of transport links between mainland UK and the Isles of Scilly.  HL5061
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer from Baroness Williams of Trafford on 26 May (HL4429), on what basis they are unable to comment on individual cases.  HL5062
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possibility of deporting Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf from the UK; and if they have concluded that this is not possible, why not.  HL5063
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there are any connections between Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf and staff in the (1) Home Office, or (2) UK Visas and Immigration.  HL5064
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the continued presence in Rochdale of Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf on their families and victims.  HL5065
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government how many deportation orders (1) were issued, (2) were appealed, and (3) failed on appeal, in each year from 2014 to 2019; and in each of those years, how many people were deported .  HL5066
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposals by the government of China to introduce new national security legislation in Hong Kong, what steps they are taking with (1) the United Nations, and (2) the governments of other democratic countries, to ensure that the Joint Sino-British Declaration is upheld.  HL5067
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Baroness Quin to ask Her Majesty's Government, what plans they have to introduce regional strategies to address COVID-19 death and infection rates. [T]  HL5068
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Lord Ramsbotham to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will reply to the letter from the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, dated 2 April, about aerosol-generated procedures for speech and language therapists.  HL5069
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide support to the theatre sector following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5070
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate to define animal sentience.  HL5071
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Animal Welfare (Sentencing) Bill 2019–21 sponsored by the Member of Parliament for West Dorset.  HL5072
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 50,000 additional UK customs agents required after the end of the transition period have been recruited so far; and how many have completed their training.  HL5073
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require train operating companies to introduce flexible season tickets suitable for part-time workers.  HL5074
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a business rate relief scheme for airports in England.  HL5075
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) airlines, (2) airport operators, (3) ports, and (4) ferry companies, about the impact of the new requirement for passengers arriving in the UK to self-isolate for 14 days on (a) their businesses, (b) the number of people they employ, and (c) the number of flights and sailings they will opera… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review their relaxation of the rules applying to the use of slots by airlines; and if so, when.  HL5077
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place between Treasury ministers and representatives of (1) UK airlines, (2) UK airports, and (3) aerospace manufacturers, in the last three months.  HL5078
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government whether companies who take out new Government-backed loans will be banned from paying dividends and cash bonuses; and if so, when.  HL5079
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Baroness Redfern to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have accessed the urgent dental centres; and how many centres have been operating during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5080
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that services and treatment for patients with cancer return to the level provided before the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5081
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to deal with the backlog of cancer treatments that have been delayed or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5082
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the use of digital technology in care pathways for people with diabetes.  HL5083
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Lord Rennard to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefit of offering digital (1) coaching, (2) education, and (3) weight management, programmes to people with type 2 diabetes.  HL5084
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what their current policy is on self-isolating during the COVID-19 pandemic; under what circumstances that policy will change; and when that policy will be reviewed.  HL5085
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to include ministers of religion in the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.  HL5086
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prioritise climate justice in the allocation of Official Development Assistance to developing countries recovering from the effects of COVID-19.  HL5087
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to attach conditions to funding they have allocated for the development of vaccines and medical equipment to help tackle COVID-19.  HL5088
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with international counterparts about requiring private creditors to cancel or suspend repayments on debt owed by developing countries during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5089
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with representatives of the Commonwealth Development Corporation on adapting its investments and programmes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5090
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the alert published by the Charity Commission on 17 April Coronavirus (COVID-19): increased risk of fraud and cybercrime against charities, what discussions they have had with charities to improve the security of their IT infrastructure.  HL5091
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases involving anti-Semitism or Islamophobia were prosecuted in UK courts in (1) 1980, (2) 2000, and (3) 2015.  HL5092
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to alter higher rates of income tax to ensure that no-one unduly benefits financially from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5093
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to companies facing making substantial redundancies due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to reduce the increase in unemployment.  HL5094
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what support was provided to those released from immigration removal centres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5095
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether those released from immigration removal centres as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic were required to provide the address at which they would be living on their release.  HL5096
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The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners (1) have displayed, or (2) are currently displaying, symptoms of COVID-19; and of those, (a) how many, and (b) what proportion, have been tested. [T]  HL5097
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The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of any increase in court activity on the level of COVID-19 infection amongst the prison population.  HL5098
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The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) prisoners, and (2) staff, were (a) suspected of having, (b) confirmed as having, (3) hospitalised as a result of, and (4) died from, COVID-19 in prisons in England, broken down by region.  HL5099
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The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty's Government in which prisons prisoners can access video calls; and what is the level of provision of facilities to make such calls in each of those prisons.  HL5100
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The Lord Bishop of Rochester to ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent each prison in England and Wales has implemented (1) the compartmentalisation strategy, (2) protective isolation units and shielding units, and (3) reverse cohorting units.  HL5101
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a forecast from Sheffield City Council of the amount it expects to distribute from the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Grant Fund; and if so, how much that forecast was.  HL5102
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, where local authorities do not spend all of their allocation for the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, the recently announced top-up fund for Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund will have to come out of any such underspend.  HL5103
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government by which date local authorities will be expected to distribute the combined funding from the Small Business Grant Fund, the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund and the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Fund; and if not all of the funds available have been spent by that date, what will happen to the amount not distributed.  HL51… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce legislation to ban the import of hunting trophies, including animal heads and carcasses.  HL5105
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Lord Selkirk of Douglas to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under current regulations, trophy hunters were able to bring body parts from threatened and vulnerable species such as elephants, hippopotamuses, lions and cheetahs into the UK over the last 10 years.  HL5106
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Lord Sharkey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 12 May (HL4366), which aspects of the forthcoming EU Clinical Trial Regulation (Regulation (EU) (No 536/2014) they currently consider to be in the best interests of (1) UK patients, (2) industry, (3) non-commercial researchers, and (4) hospitals.  HL5107
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Lord Soley to ask Her Majesty's Government how much additional funding they have provided to (1) Northern Ireland, (2) Scotland, and (3) Wales, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and, in each case, how much that represents per head of population.  HL5108
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what measures will need to be put in place before swimming pool operators can provide a safe environment to reopen.  HL5109
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a funding grant to the Royal Life Saving Society for that society to support the leisure industry in quickly re-qualifying its safety staff.  HL5110
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to (1) enabling alternative arrangements for the collection of signatures, and (2) extending the permitted timescale, for a city mayor referendum petition.  HL5111
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the consequences when auditors fail to sign off a district council's annual budget.  HL5112
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Children's Commissioner for England to set up summer classes in July and August to help children from disadvantaged circumstances catch up with their schoolwork.  HL5113
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they use to calculate R, the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus; and what algorithm is used to perform the calculation.  HL5114
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the risk of allowing the at-home administration, following a telephone consultation, of mifepristone and misoprostol for an abortion.  HL5115
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards are in place to ensure that mifepristone and misoprostol are only prescribed for medical abortions at home where women are less than 10 weeks pregnant; and what plans they have, if any, to reconsider allowing such treatment to be prescribed without seeing a clinician in person.  HL5116
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government what factors are considered when determining whether a pregnant women should see a clinician in person during the COVID-19 outbreak to (1) have an ultrasound to determine the gestational age of the pregnancy, and (2) have two doctors certify the grounds for a termination.  HL5117
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to support BAME communities in response to the findings in their report Disparities in the risk and outcomes from COVID-19, published on 2 June.  HL5118
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will resume publishing the number of COVID-19 tests conducted each day.  HL5119
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were tested for COVID-19 between 21 and 31 May.  HL5120
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England have been tested for COVID-19 antibodies.  HL5121
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the death of George Floyd.  HL5122
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of COVID-19 tests that have been double-counted.  HL5123
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Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas have been made in each year since 2003; what percentage of these claims have been settled; what was the (1) total, and (2) average, cost of such settlements; and whether any (a) current, or (b) former, member of the UK Arm… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Thomas of Gresford to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their policy on the investigation of claims for damages relating to alleged misconduct by UK Armed Forces personnel serving overseas.  HL5125
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 1 June (HL4872), why they will not publish the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus for each region of the UK on a weekly basis, alongside the United Kingdom-wide range.  HL5126
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rationale for using COVID-19 testing capacity as a measure of testing efficacy, as opposed to the number of actual tests completed.  HL5127
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they informed NHS England's Director of Primary Care of their intention to update the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable from COVID-19 to advise that they can now leave their homes if they wish.  HL5128
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 May (HL3850), what (1) conditions they require to have been met before they recognise Palestine as a state; and (2) what steps they are taking to support Palestine to meet those conditions.  HL5129
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage the government of Israel to ensure that it meets the obligations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.  HL5130
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the government of Israel meets the obligations of the Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War.  HL5131
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conditions any Palestinian children who are being detained in Israel without a conviction are living in during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any such children are treated in line with international law and agreements.  HL5132
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel about reports of the destruction of livestock pens and waterlines belonging to the al-Ras al-Ahmar and al-Baq’a Bedouin communities in the northern Jordan Valley.  HL5133
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the combined economic cost to the UK of Brexit and COVID-19.  HL5134
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the per capita COVID-19 death rate in England relative to other countries; and what assessment they have made of analysis which indicates that England has one of the highest per capita COVID-19 death rates in the world.  HL5135
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether there is any correlation between the COVID-19 death rate in the UK and spare bed capacity in the NHS.  HL5136
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate for leasehold reform.  HL5137
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to coordinate an international response to support the rights of Hong Kong citizens in response to China's planned security law for Hong Kong.  HL5138
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to re-open the public consultation on "Regulating independent educational institutions"; and what measures they will be taking to protect pupils at risk in unregistered settings, including illegal religious schools, until the law is changed.  HL5139
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which illegal schools have continued to operate during the COVID-19 lockdown; and how they intend to mitigate the risks to the pupils attending such settings as the lockdown is eased.  HL5140
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the capacity of beds that are fully staffed, funded and available for use by patients in each of the Nightingale hospitals in England; what have been the occupancy levels of these hospitals since their opening; and how many (1) doctors, and (2) nurses, are currently employed in each of these hospitals.  HL5141
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the Nightingale hospitals in England are being used for (1) inpatient, or (2) outpatient, treatment of patients with (a) cancer, or (b) cardiac conditions, whose treatment had been delayed due to COVID-19.  HL5142
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients from (1) nursing homes, or (2) care homes, have been transferred to Nightingale hospitals in England since these hospitals were opened.  HL5143
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is an NHS tariff price for COVID-19 pathology tests; if so, what is their price; and if not, how are these tests priced.  HL5144
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to set up a task force to address the risks to health faced by Gypsies and Travellers living in caravans in camps without amenities such as running water and sanitation during the COVID-19 pandemic, on the lines of the task force for rough sleepers.  HL5145
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 6 May (HL3366) stating that they were “holding regular discussions with representatives from the Gypsy and Traveller communities to understand the issues they are facing, including what guidance and support is needed locally”, what steps they are taking to ensure that local autho… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the task force on rough sleeping led by Dame Louise Casey will provide specific support for Roma rough sleepers to ensure that possible language barriers and concerns about dealing with officials are overcome.  HL5147
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Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that the government of China observes the conditions of the Sino-British Joint Declaration.  HL5148
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Lord Willoughby de Broke to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ascertain the safety of Martin Lee and other supporters of democracy in Hong Kong arrested in April.  HL5149
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