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Questions for Written Answer for 28 September 2020

Tabled on 25 September 2020 and due for answer by 9 October 2020.

Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether, after the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020, Northern Ireland will be subject to the EU General Data Protection Regulation rules on data transfer even if the rest of the UK decides to introduce new rules.  HL8474
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they contributed to EU funding used to train and support the Libyan Coastguard in each of the last three years; and what estimate they have made of the total amount spent by the EU on that purpose in each of those years.  HL8475
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people held in indefinite detention in centres in Libya.  HL8476
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what funding, if any, they have provided to be used (1) to inspect, (2) to improve, and (3) to close, detention centres in Libya.  HL8477
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to EU member states about policies controlling the migration of refugees and migrants from north Africa; and what discussions they have had with those states about (1) the impact of such policies on the safety of women, and (2) how those policies correspond with commitments to uphold the UN Security Co… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees about speeding up the evacuation process of women and other vulnerable people among the registered refugees in Libya  HL8479
Tabled
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) control, and (2) use, of water and hydro-electric resources in (a) Turkey, (b) Syria, and (c) Iraq, by (i) the government of Syria, (ii) the government of Turkey, (iii) ISIS, and (iv) the Democratic Union Party in Syria.  HL8480
Answered
Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government why humanist weddings are limited to gatherings of six people under COVID-19 regulations; and what plans they have to change those rules to reflect those for religious and civil marriages which allow up to 15 people.  HL8481
Answered
Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government what requests for assessment of compliance with the Code of Practice for Statistics have been made under section 12(1) of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 in respect of statistics relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL8482
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to consult (1) consumers, (2) non-governmental organisations, (3) unions, and (4) civil society groups, on their negotiations with the government of the United States.  HL8483
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to integrate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into (1) trade policy objectives, and (2) trade negotiations.  HL8484
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific paperless trade initiative.  HL8485
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they undertake impact assessments to inform any trade deal negotiations.  HL8486
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve access to trade finance; and what assessment they have made of the need for a review of small and medium enterpresise (SME) capital weighting requirements for SME lending, differentiating the risk weighting for low risk trade finance from other forms of higher risk finance.  HL8487
Answered
Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government for a list of all UK development funded capacity building projects contributing to improving the international trading environment.  HL8488
Answered
Lord Wei to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have stopped issuing (1) National Insurance numbers, and (2) other documents required to prove identity, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, what measures they are putting in place to allow this service to resume.  HL8489
Answered
Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they have collected from their regular retesting of care home staff and residents, as announced as part of their social care testing strategy on 3 July.  HL8490
Answered
Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the statement by Lord Bethell on 23 September (HL Deb, cols 1919–32), what steps they are taking to ensure that care home staff receive (1) priority testing for COVID-19, and (2) COVID-19 test results within 24 hours.  HL8491
Answered
Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) guidelines they have published, and (2) advice they have provided, about priority COVID-19 testing for care home staff.  HL8492
Answered
Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents tested positive for COVID-19 in each week from 1 April to 1 September.  HL8493
Answered
Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government how many care home residents in England died from COVID-19 related symptoms in each week from 1 April to 1 September.  HL8494
Answered
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