Skip to main content

House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

Questions for Written Answer for 25 November 2020

Tabled on 24 November 2020 and due for answer by 8 December 2020.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Six-monthly Report on Hong Kong 1 January to 30 June 2020, published on 23 November, and the three breaches of the 1984 Sino-British Joint Declaration by the government of China, what steps they are taking to work with international partners to implement coordinated sanctions against those responsible for such… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number of people, and (2) the percentage of the total workforce, registered as unemployed in the (a) Suffolk Coastal, (b) South Staffordshire, (c) Cambourne and Redruth, (d) Newark, (e) Welwyn Hatfield, (f) Great Yarmouth, (g) Hertsmere, (h) Berwick-upon-Tweed, (i) Cannock Chase, and (j) Wolverhampton S… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what are the current rules on (1) eligibility, and (2) sponsorship of Parliamentary passes for lobbyists.  HL10656
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number of people, and (2) the percentage of the total workforce, registered as unemployed in the (a) Richmond (Yorkshire), (b) Uxbridge and Ruislip, (c) Esher and Walton, (d) Witham, (e) Surrey Heath, (f) Swindon South, (g) Wyre and Preston, (h) West Suffolk, (i) Reading West, and (j) South West Norfolk… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number of people, and (2) the percentage of the total workforce, registered as unemployed in the (a) Rother Valley, (b) Newcastle-under-Lyme, (c) Leigh, (d) Don Valley, (e) Wakefield, (f) Bishop Auckland, (g) Sedgefield, (h) North West Durham, (i) Bassetlaw, and (j) Great Grimsby, Parliamentary constitu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask Her Majesty's Government what is (1) the number of people, and (2) the percentage of the total workforce, registered as unemployed in the (a) Bolsover, (b) Redcar, (c) Darlington, (d) Blyth, (e) Wolverhampton North East, (f) Bury South, (g) Bolton North East, (h) Heywood and Middleton, and (i) Ashfield, Parliamentary constituencies.  HL10659
Answered
Baroness Armstrong of Hill Top to ask the Leader of the House whether any current Lords Ministers sponsor Parliamentary passes for individuals other than (1) family members, (2) civil servants, (3) carers, and (4) special advisors; and if so, what the reasons are for the sponsorship of those Parliamentary passes.  HL10660
Answered
Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many local authorities provided access to HIV self-sampling services in each year from 2015 to 2020.  HL10661
Answered
Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Public Health England Trends in HIV testing, new diagnoses and people receiving HIV-related care in the United Kingdom: data to the end of December 2019, published on 3 November, what plans they have to increase access to HIV self-sampling services.  HL10662
Answered
Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic, whether they plan to make funding available for online HIV self-sampling services in all areas of England; and if not, why not.  HL10663
Answered
Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of children in England being educated at home; whether they are taking steps they to reduce that number; if not, why not; and what additional support they intend to provide to local authority children services to assist with the costs of home education.  HL10664
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 9 November (HL9507), which destinations the "six trains per hour that can be reliably operated from Old Oak Common within the existing station design" are planned to serve; and at what frequency.  HL10665
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive about the provision of support to the aviation industry in Northern Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10666
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have allocated (1) to Northern Ireland, (2) to Wales, and (3) to Scotland, under the Barnett formula for expenditure related to the COVID-19 pandemic to date.  HL10667
Answered
Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of requiring local authority borrowers to obtain independent credit ratings on the management of local authority borrowing.  HL10668
Answered
The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the demolition of Humsah Al Bqai'a on 3 November; and what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Israel about the support being provided to any children left without accommodation.  HL10669
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government when they estimate that they will publish their response to the consultation held by the Department for Education about establishing a local authority registration system for children who do not attend state-funded or registered independent schools Children not in school, which closed on 24 June 2019.  HL10670
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that home-schooled children and young people do not become radicalised.  HL10671
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how home-schooled children are safeguarded.  HL10672
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the number of students who are home educated, and (2) the quality of home education.  HL10673
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Social Mobility Commission Changing gears: Understanding downward social mobility, published on 18 November; and what steps they are taking to increase the social mobility of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic individuals.  HL10674
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the provision of loans and grants for (1) further, and (2) higher, education to all regardless of age, background or circumstance.  HL10675
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the EU about ensuring the continued provision of seasonal jobs in the EU for British citizens after 31 December.  HL10676
Answered
Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) abortion care, services they have made available to the population of Tigray since the onset of the conflict in that region.  HL10677
Answered
Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) abortion care, services they have made available to the population of Tigray have changed since the onset of the conflict in that region.  HL10678
Answered
Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that women and girls in Tigray continue to have access to (1) family planning, (2) sexual and reproductive health and rights, and (3) abortion care, services during the conflict in that region.  HL10679
Answered
Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about the data concerning the vulnerability of teachers in the publication by the Office for National Statistics COVID-19 infection published in Coronavirus (COVID-19) Infection Survey, UK, published on 6 November, following concerns raised by Dr Sarah Rasmussen, TES, and the National Education U… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), what is the period over which they will invest the "£1.3 billion to accelerate the rollout of chargepoints for electric vehicles in homes, streets and on motorways" in order to meet their target to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and van… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), what they estimate to be the total costs, including the costs of the infrastructure required to support electric vehicles, involved in meeting their target to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.  HL10682
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), how many chargepoints for electric vehicles they estimate will be required to support their target to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.  HL10683
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Ministerial Statement by Lord Callanan on 18 November (HLWS580), what estimate they have made of the additional power required from the National Grid to support their plans to increase the use of electric vehicles and to end the sale of new petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.  HL10684
Answered
Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish an independent public inquiry into their response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10685
Answered
Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Sugg on 18 November (HL10143), what assessment they have made of the extent to which their Chagossian support package, announced on 16 November 2016 (HCWS260), (1) addresses the aspiration of those Chagossians who wish to return or resettle in the Chagos Islands, and (2) takes into account… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Legend for business item text
Item that is new or altered.
[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.