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Questions for Written Answer for 9 September 2020

Tabled on 8 September 2020 and due for answer by 22 September 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that more than 500 Christians have been killed in coordinated attacks in Ethiopia since June; and what steps they are taking to assist the government of Ethiopia (1) to identify the perpetrators, and (2) to bring those responsible to justice.  HL7919
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the sanctions imposed by the government of the United States on the International Criminal Court's (1) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and (2) Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Phakiso Mochochoko.  HL7920
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the sanctions imposed by the government of the United States on the International Criminal Court's (ICC) (1) Chief Prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, and (2) Head of the Jurisdiction, Complementarity and Cooperation Division, Phakiso Mochochoko, on the operation of the ICC.  HL7921
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what insights they have gathered from the NHS COVID-19 Test and Trace service about the main circumstances in which the virus is transmitted.  HL7922
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the continued imprisonment of Sisiku Julius Ayuk Tabe and nine other members of the Southern Cameroon’s Liberation Movement on the likelihood of a successful peace process in Cameroon; and what representations they have made for the release of those imprisoned without due process of civili… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the Commonwealth in promoting peace and reconciliation between the Anglophone and Francophone Communities in Cameroon; and what discussions have taken place (1) within the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group, and (2) with the government of Cameroon, on that issue.  HL7924
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what humanitarian assistance they have provided to address the needs of the those displaced by conflict in Cameroon both internally and into Nigeria and other countries; and what steps they have taken to support civil society organisations working in both Anglophone and Francophone Cameroon to promote conflict resolution in that country… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the post-2020 strategy of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority.  HL7926
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what body will (1) determine, and (2) enforce, EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland after the end of the transition period.  HL7927
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether value added tax rates (1) will, or (2) have the potential to, vary between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after the end of the transition period.  HL7928
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the circumstances in which a company operating in both Great Britain and Northern Ireland would be subject to EU state aid rules in Northern Ireland but not subject to such rules in Great Britain.  HL7929
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Care Quality Commission staff are required to undertake a COVID-19 test before entering a care home to inspect it.  HL7930
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how they involve members of both Houses of Parliament in their decisions to instigate to instigate local lockdowns in their constituency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL7931
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to enable sports stadiums to reopen safely in England.  HL7932
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to lower league football clubs to counter the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL7933
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many earthquakes have been recorded in the UK in the last 12 months with a magnitude of over two; and where they have been located.  HL7934
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what support are they giving to the Fair Tax Mark certification scheme.  HL7935
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of fraud that has taken place in relation to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme; and what action they are taking in response.  HL7936
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook before deciding to conduct constituency boundary reviews on an eight-year cycle; and what plans they have to publish a summary of those consultations.  HL7937
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have (1) moved, and (2) are in the process of moving, onto Universal Credit as part of the 'Move to Universal Credit' pilot currently taking place in Harrogate.  HL7938
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the 'Move to Universal Credit' pilot, currently taking place in Harrogate, and its wider roll out.  HL7939
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Lord Maginnis of Drumglass to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of France about that government’s actions in (1) the Mediterranean near Cyprus, and (2) the territorial waters of Cyprus and Turkey; and what assessment they have made of the actions of that government in the Mediterranean on peace and stability in the area.  HL7940
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support private investment in the UK maritime industry.  HL7941
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, and with whom, about the potential role of hydrogen in decarbonising the maritime sector.  HL7942
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they (1) have provided, and (2) intend to provide, to the maritime sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL7943
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of decarbonisation of the maritime industry on the number of new jobs created in that sector.  HL7944
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide support to pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds.  HL7945
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assist businesses to deliver online skills training to staff.  HL7946
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) professional football clubs, and (2) the Police, about sharing data on discrimination within professional football.  HL7947
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support small businesses which cannot apply for funds from the Kickstart Scheme to create job placements for young people.  HL7948
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Baroness Walmsley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 20 August (HL7568), what the format of the planned stakeholder engagement will be; which stakeholders will be involved; and whether there will be a public consultation as part of that process.  HL7949
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