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Questions for Written Answer for 18 September 2020

Tabled on 17 September 2020 and due for answer by 1 October 2020.

Lord Allan of Hallam to ask Her Majesty's Government which systems are currently being used by NHS GP practices in England to provide patients with online access to their medical records; and how many (1) registered patient users, and (2) active patient users, use each such system.  HL8223
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Lord Allan of Hallam to ask Her Majesty's Government which systems are currently being used by NHS Hospital Trusts in England to provide patients with online access to their medical records; and how many (1) registered patient users, and (2) active patient users, use each such system.  HL8224
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the report by Amnesty International Military Limited: The company financing human rights abuses in Myanmar, published on 10 September, and (2) the involvement of international businesses in the financing of the military in Myanmar, including units responsible for crimes under internationa… 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 action they are taking to implement the proposals contained in the joint briefing by Burmese Rohingya Organisation UK, Burma Campaign UK and Justice4Rohingya UK Five steps the UK can take now to start to address the Rohingya crisis, published on 17 September.  HL8226
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about rental problems faced by British National (Overseas) citizens who are currently in the UK on leave outside the Immigration Rules; and when they expect to be able to reply to any such representations.  HL8227
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Network Rail on 16 September that they are reviewing every scheme in the rail network enhancements pipeline to test their viability and business case, whether they are subjecting HS2 to the same review process.  HL8228
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the Terms of Reference of the Hydrogen Advisory Council.  HL8229
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to eradicate rough sleeping.  HL8230
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help address loneliness during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL8231
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the Welsh Government, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Northern Ireland Executive, about the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill.  HL8232
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 September (HL7849), whether (1) the Secretary of State, (2) the UK Endorsement Board, (3) the International Accounting Standards Board, or (4) the auditors and directors for not using the true and fair view override, would be responsible for defects in the UK-adopte… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 16 September (HL7963), whether the model being used by the International Standards Board to set international accounting standards produces numbers which enable the provisions of the kind set out in section 841(2)(b) of the Companies Act 2006 which are designed to ensu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government when the Minister for Investment last met representatives of the UK automotive industry to discuss (1) the reduction in investment that motor manufacturing has experienced, and (2) the consequential challenges that industry is facing.  HL8235
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Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to arrange a debate on the report by the Committee on Climate Change Reducing UK emissions: 2020 Progress report to Parliament, published on 25 June.  HL8236
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Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by David G Victor et al, Accelerating the Low Carbon Transition, published in November 2019, in particular regarding the recommendation that developing countries with plentiful renewable energy sources could be well placed to attract investment in technology to decarbonise internati… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Browne of Ladyton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that young disabled people are able to fully benefit from the Kickstart Scheme.  HL8238
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support religious and minority belief communities in China which have been negatively affected by COVID-19.  HL8239
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how many representatives of small and medium-sized enterprises are appointed to Cabinet Office advisory panels; and what plans they have, if any, to increase this number.  HL8240
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to instruct pubs to close an hour earlier in areas under local restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so why.  HL8241
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of campaigns to encourage people to walk more.  HL8242
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of campaigns to encourage people to cycle more; and what support they are giving to teach adults to ride a bike.  HL8243
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 July (HL6581), whether their paper on group-based child sexual exploitation will include any consideration of the religious characteristics of offenders.  HL8244
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to support victims of the fire at the Moria refugee camp on Lesbos.  HL8245
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they have held with (1) the Northern Ireland Executive, (2) the Scottish Government, and (3) the Welsh Government, about recommendations for appointments to the House of Lords which represent their respective nations.  HL8246
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what personnel would be necessary to manage any agreed administrative border between Great Britain and the island of Ireland; and where these personnel would be located.  HL8247
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what changes will be necessary at the ports of Holyhead, Fishguard and Pembroke Dock following the end of the transition period with the EU on 1 January 2021.  HL8248
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure there will be no shortage of medicinal drugs produced outside the UK in the event they do not reach a trade agreement with the EU.  HL8249
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Pakistan about the case of Asif Pervaiz.  HL8250
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord True on 9 September (HL Deb, col 758), on what date Ministers will complete their discussions on visa fees for Commonwealth nationals who have served in the Armed Forces and want to remain in the UK.  HL8251
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their paper The Strategy for our Veterans, published in November 2018, what progress has been made in improving data collection to help prevent veterans’ suicides.  HL8252
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what support the Office for Veterans' Affairs provides to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.  HL8253
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to resume the recruitment to the Armed Forces of personnel born in Commonwealth countries.  HL8254
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Office for Veterans' Affairs is taking to work with the Department for Work and Pensions to ensure that veterans who have become unemployed during the COVID-19 pandemic find new employment.  HL8255
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Lord Touhig to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by the Ministry of Defence on consultancy fees in each year since 2010.  HL8256
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reassess the UK’s relationship with the World Health Organization after the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL8257
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require local authorities to maintain stockpiles of personal protection equipment.  HL8258
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the civil service are currently working from home.  HL8259
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for conducting a reconciliation process for Commonwealth countries about their historic treatment by the UK; and what plans they have, if any, to undertake such a process.  HL8260
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government what immigration rules will apply to au pairs from EU countries who (1) are currently living with families in the UK, (2) wish to commence residency in the UK after 1 January 2021, or (3) are currently living with families but wish to return to their country of origin for the Christmas period and return to the UK after 1… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide a package of financial support to enable tenants to pay off arrears accrued due to the COVID-19 pandemic in order (1) to prevent the risk of evictions when the ban comes to an end, and (2) to support smaller landlords.  HL8262
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