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Questions for Written Answer for 4 June 2020

Tabled on 3 June 2020 and due for answer by 10 June 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks of the President of the Association of Directors of Social Services, that the recently published minutes of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies appear "to reinforce the impression that social care has been an afterthought – a secondary consideration after the NHS" and th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL Deb, cols 1291–5), what plans they have to give further consideration to the proposal of seven former Foreign Secretaries, calling for the establishment of an international contact group on Hong Kong and the proposal of Lord Patten of Barnes for the appointment o… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government whether patients were discharged to care homes by NHS hospitals in the 30 days before ministers introduced routine COVID-19 testing; if so, why; and what assessment was made of the preparedness of the social care sector for the arrival of such patients.  HL5152
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by Professor Neil Ferguson, Imperial College, London, that (1) he was “shocked about how badly European – or countries around the world – have protected care home populations” from COVID-19, (2) “infections in care homes and hospitals spill back into the community”, and (3) “the l… 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 report by the Cass Business School, the Association of Retirement Community Operators, and the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation Too Little, Too Late? Housing for an ageing population, published on 3 June.  HL5154
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports by the Care Quality Commission that there were 386 deaths linked to learning disabilities and autism between 10 April and 15 May, representing a 134 per cent rise compared with the same period in 2019.  HL5155
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend (1) to reduce, (2) to waive, or (3) to eliminate, the minimum income requirement for UK citizens wishing to bring a foreign spouse or partner (and where relevant children) to the UK in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in particular for loss of income as a result of the lockdown to be accounted f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the expansion of sleeper train services in continental Europe, what plans they have to link up with such services and to provide direct night train services from Northern England and Scotland to continental destinations.  HL5157
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) computers or tablets, and (2) WiFi routers they have supplied to (a) pupils in care, (b) Year 10 pupils, and (c) those being supported by social workers, in line with their announcement of plans to do so on 19 April.  HL5158
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the decision of the High Court which found that their consent for two gas-power units at Drax followed legal procedures, what plans they have to review their consent for these facilities to account for any increased role of renewable electricity generation resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5159
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports that Wolverhampton and Shropshire face failure of their water supplies, what steps they are taking to reduce demand and leakage, and to secure supplies, both in the short term in response to dry weather and high usage reportedly due to lockdown, and in the longer term.  HL5160
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police about the csae for the police to intervene to enforce social distancing during mass demonstrations (1) outside the US Embassy in London, and (2) in Hyde Park.  HL5161
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Parliamentarians who criticise the government of China from cyber-attacks by the People's Liberation Army Cyber Warfare units, otherwise known as PLA Unit 61398.  HL5162
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of home schooling made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5163
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct a review into the role being played by Huawei in the extension of 5G coverage in the UK.  HL5164
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the improvement of productivity in business and manufacturing in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5165
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they are giving for research in artificial intelligence; and to which companies and institutions.  HL5166
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated date of publication of the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy.  HL5167
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the transfer of the lead in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Defence from the Royal Air Force to the Army.  HL5168
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to using unspent funds from the legal aid budget for this financial year to fund law centres and other legal aid providers, based on what they would have received in any six month period, to ensure their viability.  HL5169
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they have provided to climate change initiatives in the region of Chocó in Colombia; and which projects they are supporting in that region.  HL5170
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the British Embassy in Bogota is taking to monitor the progress of the peace process with regard to the dismantling of illegal neo-paramilitary groups in the regions of Chocó and Urabá in Colombia; and what support, if any, they are providing to the National Commission for Security Guarantees tasked with that responsibil… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they plan to provide, or have provided, to the implementation of the Environmental Action Plan for Choco developed in response to the Colombian Court’s ruling judgment T-622.  HL5172
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports of infighting between illegal armed groups attributed to illegal mining activity in Rio Quito, Chocó, Colombia, and (2) the impact of such infighting on the lives of the local population and the environment.  HL5173
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government how many candidates for a language GCSE who entered for examination in summer 2020 were subsequently withdrawn by 15 May; and of those, how many were entered for less-taught, heritage or community languages.  HL5174
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that over 500 people have been sentenced to between one month and one year in prison in Myanmar since late March for violating movement-control orders.  HL5175
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the briefing by the Secretary General of the UN COVID-19 and Human Rights: We are all in this together, published on 23 April, what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar about ensuring that curfews and physical-distancing directives aimed to reduce the spread of COVID-19 are not exploited by security fo… 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 Myanmar about the protection of religious minorities, including in relation to the arrest of five Christian pastors in Yangon and 12 Muslims in Mandalay, who were reportedly deemed as breaking COVID-19 curfews when praying at home.  HL5177
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government how much, in total, the UK has provided in aid funding for humanitarian assistance to Burmese Chin refugees in Malaysia and Delhi.  HL5178
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar about protecting Chin villagers displaced by the conflict in Southern Chin State and Rakhine State; and what steps they have taken to ensure that Chin internally displaced persons receive urgent humanitarian assistance.  HL5179
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the announcement by the government of Myanmar of a four-month ceasefire by the military from 10 May until 31 August in order to contain and prevent the spread of COVID-19 not applying to Rakhine and Chin States.  HL5180
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Lord Dubs to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Nigeria about the arrest and detention of Mubarak Bala, the President of the Humanist Association of Nigeria.  HL5181
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Lord Freyberg to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Summary of Impacts: Coronavirus Bill, published on 19 March, when they will publish the equalities assessment undertaken as part of the Public Sector Equalities Duty.  HL5182
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for International Development is taking to mitigate (1) any secondary impact of COVID-19, and (2) any related restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, in any fragile or conflict-affected states; and what proportion of Overseas Development Assistance the Department has committed to such sta… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development is providing support to (1) local markets, (2) small and medium-sized enterprises, and (3) the informal economy, in fragile and conflict-affected states during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what steps UK Aid is taking to protect livelihoods in such states.  HL5184
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government how they are supporting responses to the COVID-19 pandemic which seek to address (1) the immediate, and (2) the underlying, causes of conflict and violence; and what steps they are taking to make sure Official Development Assistance supports communities to manage any increase in social tensions as a result of the pandemic.  HL5185
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Development's Building Stability Framework is being used to inform the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and what actions they will take (1) to monitor, and (2) to address, any inequitable measures in response to the pandemic taken by (a) national governments, and (b) security s… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to address (1) the medium-term, and (2) the longer-term, threats to food security and hunger from (a) COVID-19, (b) locusts, and (c) climate change, in fragile and conflict affected places; and, in particular, what steps they are taking to address the locust outbreak in East Africa.  HL5187
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Department for International Development is taking to ensure that women and women's organisations are (1) included, and (2) supported, to participate at all levels in the (a) design, (b) implementation, and (c) evaluation, of responses to COVID-19 and its secondary impacts.  HL5188
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask the Leader of the House,  further to her Written Answer on 2 June (HL4609), when she last reminded Lord Bethell of his responsibility to adhere to paragraph 6.14 of the Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings in the House of Lords; and what assessment she has made of whether the Written Answers by Lord Bethell on 14 May (HL3016)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Harris of Haringey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 2 June (HL4611), whether they will now answer the question put, namely what assessment they have made of the average quantity of personal protective equipment required on a daily basis by the police service; and if they have not made such an assessment, why no… 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 whether the Financial Conduct Authority has sufficient powers to regulate claims management companies, particularly in relation to cold calling.  HL5191
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government when they last reviewed the regulation of cold calling, taking into account (1) the Consumer Rights Act 2015, (2) the powers of the Office of Information Commissioner, (3) the role of the Financial Conduct Authority, and (4) any other legislation.  HL5192
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are planning to introduce a Public Services Ombudsman.  HL5193
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government which statutory instruments can be made as an Order in Council without parliamentary approval.  HL5194
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have put in place to deal with any long spring and summer drought, in particular in relation to the potential impact of such a drought on food supplies and public health.  HL5195
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the most economically developed countries, the World Bank, and the IMF, about effective cooperation to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic consequences; and whether they intend to include conditional debt relief in any such discussions.  HL5196
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Eritrea about the house arrest of Patriarch Antonios of the Eritrean Orthodox Church; and what responses they have received  HL5197
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Saudi Arabia following the reported arrest of the brother and two adult children of Saad al-Jabri, who is in exile.  HL5198
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce systematic regular COVID-19 testing of all NHS and care staff and patients.  HL5199
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government, if a reliable COVID-19 antibody test is found, (1) which, (2) when, (3) how, (4) by whom, and (5) with what frequency, people will be tested.  HL5200
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 test and trace system on easing the lockdown.  HL5201
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Baroness Jolly to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to balance COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 care and treatment; whether those steps include making systemic and consistent testing available for patients and staff; and if not, how they plan to ensure the provision of all care and treatment without such testing.  HL5202
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they are carrying out with (1) local authorities, and (2) the food sector, over trade talks with the government of the United States; and what plans they have to respond to the call by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health on 21 May for such talks to be slowed down "as many of the relevant stakeh… 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 their policies of ensuring clear labelling of food to support people to make informed healthy choices, enabled by using food labelling to avoid foods high in sugar, salt, and fat, are not compromised by any trade agreement reached with the government of the United States.  HL5204
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maintain food safety standards in the course of their negotiations for a trade agreement with the government of the United States; and what plans they have (1) to ban food washed with chlorine, and (2) to ensure that people are protected from food-borne illnesses.  HL5205
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect (1) animal welfare, and (2) environmental, standards in their negotiations with the government of the United States for a trade agreement; what assessment they have made of the impact that imports of food from the US may have on the working practices of UK livestock farmers; and what pla… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what exact metrics will be used to determine whether schools need to shut due to the COVID-19 pandemic, following their partial reopening to all pupils.  HL5207
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government, since the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, how many cases of COVID-19 considered to have been contracted in the workplace have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive under the reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations for (1) hospitals, (2) GP practices, (3) community pharmacies, and (… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change the COVID-19 social distancing guidance from two metres.  HL5209
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what updates they receive on the regional values of the reproduction index for the COVID-19 virus; and what plans they have to publish such values on a routine basis.  HL5210
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Indonesia about the case of Buchtar Tabuni, who has been charged with treason after participating in peaceful protests.  HL5211
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Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty's Government how they have been monitoring the effectiveness of measures set out in the guidance on helping children with special educational needs and disabilities to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5212
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Lord Lingfield to ask Her Majesty's Government what responsibilities and duties schools have specifically towards pupils who develop eating disorders; and what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of support offered by schools to pupils with eating disorders.  HL5213
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 2 June (HL Deb, col 1279), why they do not suspend the repayment of universal credit advance payments for six months as opposed to converting advances into non-repayable payments, as recommended by the Resolution Foundation.  HL5214
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are currently detained under immigration powers in (1) immigration removal centres, and (2) prisons, in the UK.  HL5215
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many removals and deportations from the UK have been effected since 23 March, and to which countries.  HL5216
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries it is currently not possible to remove or deport people as a result of COVID-19 global travel restrictions; and whether they will publish a weekly list of these countries, updated with any new changes.  HL5217
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many new detentions under immigration powers there have been since 23 March; in which centres people were so detained and what was their country of origin; and of these how many involved (1) people transferred from prisons into immigration detention at the end of their prison sentences, (2) people detained after cha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many transfers of detainees, whether from a prison to an immigration removal centre or from one immigration removal centre to another, have occurred since 23 March.  HL5219
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they are providing to the public, and via which channels, to help them reduce the risk of being defrauded by those impersonating the staff of the NHS test and trace service through texts, emails and phone calls; and who is responsible for taking steps to reduce the risk of such attempted frauds.  HL5220
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for reducing the risk of the public receiving fraudulent calls or emails purporting to come from the local authority and other teams involved in the NHS test and trace service.  HL5221
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the penalties under civil or criminal law for (1) those organising frauds relating to the NHS test and trace service, () those aiding and abetting them, and (3) those who fail to take reasonable steps to protect their customers against such fraud; and what are the penalties for those employed in the NHS test and trace service, wh… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for reporting suspicious texts, emails and phone calls purporting to relate to the NHS test and trace service; to whom should such reports be made; whether Action Fraud and the Suspicious Email Reporting Service are involved; and, if so, whether there any plans for a separate, simpler process accessed from the main pag… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what supplementary budgets and resources are being provided to Action Fraud and the Suspicious Email Reporting Service to handle incidents of impersonation and fraud relating to the NHS test and trace service, and to support effective action against the perpetrators.  HL5224
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Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Crown Commercial Service was consulted on the decision by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government to let a contract to Faculty.  HL5225
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Lord Macpherson of Earl's Court to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Accounting Officer for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government signed off the decision to let a contract to Faculty; whether the Accounting Officer (1) has confirmed that the contract was subject to open competition, and (2) has set out the reasons for the contract meeting value for money… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers or senior officials at the Department for Work and Pensions have had meetings in the last 3 months with the trustees, scheme sponsors or advisers to Arcadia Group pension schemes in respect of funding and funding commitments supporting these schemes.  HL5227
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Baroness Neville-Rolfe to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow the reopening of churches in the UK following their closure as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and what, if any, health measures will be put in place to facilitate the reopening of places of worship.  HL5228
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a COVID-19 test comprising of a swab of the back of the throat and the nose, (1) taken at the same time, (2) at the same testing venue, and (3) from the same person, is counted as (a) one test, or (b) two tests. [T]  HL5229
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what research funding they are providing to accelerate the development of cost-effective production of clean hydrogen through electrolysis.  HL5230
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether private holiday clubs which usually take place on school premises will be allowed to go ahead during the summer holidays; and what guidance they are providing to schools in this respect.  HL5231
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered further targeted measures against leaders of the Zimbabwe security apparatus following reports of the violent assault and torture of Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova.  HL5232
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had ministerial discussions with the government of the Republic of South Africa on a joint approach to the political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe following (1) reports of the violent assault and torture of Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, and (2) the decision of the Zimbabwe authorities to conduct a… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend all removals of Zimbabwe citizens from the UK in the light of the political, economic and humanitarian situation in that country.  HL5234
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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 victims and their victim's families.  HL5235
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to provide assistance to projects and programmes in relation to conservation of biodiversity in the UK overseas territories.  HL5236
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support women working in communities to tackle the root causes of gender inequality.  HL5237
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support producers in the global south whose trade has been disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5238
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking with multilateral organisations to ensure that official development assistance, allocated to tackling the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, is reaching people living in the global south that need it.  HL5239
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to international non-governmental organisations based in the UK to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5240
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to be able to inform EU students who wish to study in the UK from the 2021/22 academic year whether they will be liable for (1) UK, or (2) overseas, fees.  HL5241
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decision by Bauer Media to fold local radio stations into a national radio network.  HL5242
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on (1) local people, and (2) the level of local content, of Bauer Media's decision (a) to fold local radio stations into a national radio network, and (b) to replace locally produced content with syndicated programme content made in London.  HL5243
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to permit churches and other places of worship to reopen.  HL5244
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent they retain ownership of any intellectual property related to the development of the NHSX contact tracing app.  HL5245
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether insights from the use of the NHSX contact tracing app will be stored in NHS England’s datastore; and, if so, how they will ensure that fair benefits are secured for data subjects where third-party access to the data results in commercial products and services being developed.  HL5246
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Lord Strasburger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS England will require confirmation of any agreements that their academic partners might have entered into with corporate sponsors such that any resultant intellectual property rights generated from the NHSX contact tracing app would rest with the corporate sponsor rather than the applicant or their host institution.  HL52… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to exempt barristers from business rates due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5248
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support publicly funded barristers who are ineligible for the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.  HL5249
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support barristers' chambers doing publicly funded work.  HL5250
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to expand the range of evidence newly practising barristers can submit to be eligible for the Self-Employed Income Support Scheme.  HL5251
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect children from online grooming during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5252
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support university students who are returning to study in September.  HL5253
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been disaggregating COVID-19 cases reported to the WHO by (1) age, (2) sex, and (3) any other variables.  HL5254
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to other countries to ensure that COVID-19 cases reported to the WHO are disaggregated by (1) age, and (2) sex.  HL5255
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the response to violence against women, and in particular, intimate partner violence, is provided for as an essential service within their COVID-19 response overseas.  HL5256
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure (1) the availability of, and (2) equitable access to, sexual and reproductive health and rights services is included as part of the essential package of health services for their COVID-19 response overseas.  HL5257
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that their overseas programmes support front-line health and social workers and caregivers with equitable access to training, personal protective equipment and other essential products, taking into the account the specific needs of women.  HL5258
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 tests are currently being completed each week in (1) NHS and other public sector, and (2) private, laboratories.  HL5259
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Lord Warner to ask Her Majesty's Government whether NHS patients will be able to obtain through their GPs a test to establish if they have COVID-19 as part of their NHS primary care services; and if so, when.  HL5260
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 21 May (HL4173), when they intend to add supermarkets owned by the Co-op to the list of those participating in the COVID-19 national voucher scheme for children eligible for free school meals.  HL5261
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 21 May (HL4173), what is their definition of “children on the edge of receiving support from children’s social care services”.  HL5262
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for mass media campaigns on COVID-19 guidance to target (1) adults aged 60 and over, (2) those designated as clinically vulnerable, and (3) those designated as clinically extremely vulnerable.  HL5263
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to revise their guidance to those designated clinically vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL5264
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the impact of the easing of the lockdown on 1 June on the mental health and loneliness of those designated clinically vulnerable.  HL5265
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what efforts they will make to encourage schools in the independent sector to grant access to their premises and resources over the summer to pupils from state schools disadvantaged by school closures in place since March.  HL5266
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[I] Indicates that the member concerned has a relevant registered interest.
* Item is an oral question.
Numbers starting HL are unique identifiers for written questions, Bills or papers.