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Questions for Written Answer for 24 September 2020

Tabled on 23 September 2020 and due for answer by 7 October 2020.

Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards arranging for the report into citizenship removal resulting in statelessness over the three-year period to 29 July 2018 that is required by section 40B of the British Nationality Act 1981.  HL8400
Answered
Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards appointing a reviewer to conduct the five-year review into the operation of sections 6 to 11 of the Justice and Security Act 2013.  HL8401
Answered
Lord Anderson of Ipswich to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to support the establishment of, (2) to attend, and (3) to provide evidence to, the independent tribunal established by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC to examine whether the Uighur people are being subjected to genocide.  HL8402
Tabled
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards establishing the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  HL8403
Answered
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to hold a formal consultation on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund; and whether any such consultation will include a framework for the Fund to ensure that it is accountable and transparent in its distribution principles.  HL8404
Answered
Lord Bassam of Brighton to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for the introduction of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  HL8405
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken, if any, to develop a process to select a partner for a Southern Railway link to Heathrow Airport following the recommendation in the report by Nichols and Agilia Southern Railway Link to Heathrow: market sounding, published on 19 December 2018; and what plans they have to establish a timescale for this proce… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the investment required to ensure that an increase in the number of air passenger numbers at Heathrow Airport following the COVID-19 pandemic does not correspond with a rise in (1) road congestion, (2) excessive carbon emissions, and (3) falling local air quality.  HL8407
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to progress the development of a privately financed Southern Railway link to Heathrow Airport.  HL8408
Answered
Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of e-mails received by the Home Office Coronavirus Immigration Help Centre in August were answered within the usual reply period of five working days.  HL8409
Answered
Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Lift the Ban coalition Lift the Ban: Why giving people seeking asylum the right to work is common sense, published on 30 July, what assessment they have made of the potential economic benefit of giving asylum seekers the right to work in the UK.  HL8410
Answered
Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact on the hospitality sector of the decision to not permit conferences, exhibitions and events to take place.  HL8411
Tabled
Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to compensate pubs, restaurants and bars for any revenue lost as a result of the introduction of a 10pm closing time.  HL8412
Answered
Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of (1) pubs, (2) cafes, and (3) restaurants, which fail to record customer contact details for NHS Test and Trace.  HL8413
Answered
Lord Horam to ask Her Majesty's Government how many visas have been granted in 2020; and of those, how many were visas for (1) work, (2) family, and (3) study.  HL8414
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of China about (1) the location, and (2) the well-being, of Andy Li and eleven other young detainees who are citizens of Hong Kong.  HL8415
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the case of Zara Mohammadi; and what response they have received.  HL8416
Answered
Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Baroness Berridge on 22 September (HLWS457), what steps they are taking to ensure that the policies of all (1) departments, (2) police forces, (3) schools, (4) NHS trusts, and (5) other public bodies, align with the outcome of the review of the Gender Recognition Act 2004; what plans they h… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Baroness Berridge on 22 September (HLWS457), what plans they have to commission research on how to support children with gender identity issues.  HL8418
Answered
Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reconsider their decision that the communal lavatories in the visitors’ section of Sanctuary Buildings are not for women only.  HL8419
Answered
Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction tests that have resulted in a false positive.  HL8420
Answered
Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty's Government how they adjust their estimates of the number of COVID-19 infections to reflect the number of false positive test results.  HL8421
Answered
Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies about false positive results from COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction tests.  HL8422
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, how many UK citizens have been extradited from the UK under the European Arrest Warrant; how long, on average, those citizens spend in custody before trial; how many such citizens were found to be not guilty; how much compensation has been paid to those found not guilty; and in each case, who paid that compensation.  HL8423
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a UK citizen could be extradited under the European Arrest Warrant after the end of the transition period; and if so, why.  HL8424
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Human Rights Council Report of the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar, published in September 2018, and in particular the recommendation that senior generals of the Myanmar military be investigated and prosecuted for genocide; and what support they plan to p… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) children had Education, Health and Care (EHC) plans, and (2) new EHC plans were agreed, in (a) the 2015–16, (b) the 2016–17, (c) the 2017–18, (d) 2018–19, and (e) 2019–20, academic year; how many decisions not to provide an EHC plan were appealed; and of any such appeals, how many were upheld.  HL8426
Tabled
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce a register for all home educated children.  HL8427
Answered
Lord Storey to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to provide electric vehicle charging points on the Parliamentary Estate.  HL8428
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Learning and Working Institute The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on London’s low paid workers, published in July.  HL8429
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that employment tribunal hearings are held on time.  HL8430
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks by the Chair of the Council of the British Medical Association that further action is needed to protect BAME communities in the event of a rise in COVID-19 cases.  HL8431
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to make the National Skills Fund available to learners (1) at all levels, and (2) of all ages.  HL8432
Answered
Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to amend the Licensing Act 2003 to allow local authorities to take action against premises that are not complying with COVID-19 guidelines.  HL8433
Answered
Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage local authorities to use the powers available to them under the Licensing Act 2003 to take action based on public health grounds during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL8434
Answered
Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what due diligence and tendering process they followed when awarding a contract to Platform-14 for personal protective equipment (PPE); what was the total contracted sum; and what proportion of the PPE supplied was found to be usable by the NHS.  HL8435
Answered
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