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Questions for Written Answer for 30 November 2020

Tabled on 27 November 2020 and due for answer by 11 December 2020.

Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Stedman-Scott on 16 October (HL8845), what adjustments are made to ensure fairness of treatment between those pension contributions made under net pay arrangements and relief at source pension contributions when calculating the earnings figure used for Universal Credit entitlement.  HL10794
Answered
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government how many employees earned below £12,500 in each region of England in the most recent year that statistics are available.  HL10795
Answered
Baroness Altmann to ask Her Majesty's Government how many workers earned below the personal income tax threshold in (1) England, (2) Scotland, (3) Wales, and (4) Northern Ireland, for the tax year 2018/19.  HL10796
Answered
Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government when the head of the Single Competent Authority established under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 took up their post.  HL10797
Answered
Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Home Office (1) staff, and (2) agency staff, are employed (a) full time, and (b) part time, to make decisions on trafficking and modern slavery within the Single Competent Authority established under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  HL10798
Answered
Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a specific team within the Single Competent Authority established under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 responsible for making trafficking decisions in relation to children.  HL10799
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Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied Albanian children have claimed asylum in the UK in each of the last three years.  HL10800
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Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many unaccompanied Albanian children have been granted discretionary leave to remain in each of the last three years.  HL10801
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what the role of the Court of Justice of the European Union will be in relation to Northern Ireland from 1 January 2021.  HL10802
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what the budget is for the Reducing Parental Conflict programme for the financial year 2021/2; and whether a budget for that programme has been agreed for subsequent financial years.  HL10803
Answered
Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have procured any latex gloves from Top Glove in the last 12 months; and if so, (1) what assessment they have made of the wages paid to Top Glove workers, and (2) whether they have taken any steps to avoid further procurement from Top Glove.  HL10804
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Lord Field of Birkenhead to ask Her Majesty's Government which suppliers of latex gloves they have contracts with in the coming 12 months; and what quantity they intend to purchase from each supplier.  HL10805
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their target for upgrading domestic properties to Energy Performance Certificate band C by 2030 is 1.5 million homes, as set out in The Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, published on 18 November, or all fuel poor homes, as set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, published on 12 October 2017.  HL10806
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support studies which (1) include non-hospitalised individuals, and (2) are of sufficient scale to be valid, to determine the ages at which critical health changes in response to COVID-19 occur.  HL10807
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support studies (1) in a community setting, and (2) that extend into the convalescent period, to establish factors that affect the duration of effective immunity to COVID-19.  HL10808
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support studies investigating the effect of (1) co-infection, and (2) vaccination against other pathogens, on COVID-19 immunity.  HL10809
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to optimise vaccination protocols for older adults.  HL10810
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £821 million provided to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in Spending Review 2020, published on 25 November, will be allocated (1) to the women, peace, and conflict agenda, and (2) to preventing sexual violence in conflict.  HL10811
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Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of the services provided by the Post Office; and what plans they have to support its work in the future.  HL10812
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide emergency funds to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East in light of the call by its Commissioner-General Philippe Lazzarini on 9 November for humanitarian assistance.  HL10813
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have of the mistreatment of (1) civilian, and (2) military, prisoners, (a) during, and (b) following the conflict between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces; and what plans they have to assist with the exchange of all remaining prisoners.  HL10814
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to provide emergency aid for refugees in (1) Armenia, and (2) the Nagorno-Karabakh region.  HL10815
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Turkey about the opening of Turkish airspace for flights to (1) Armenia, and (2) Georgia.  HL10816
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect to publish an indicative date for the re-opening of (1) music venues, and (2) festivals.  HL10817
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the commercial music industry about the challenges of procuring insurance for live music events.  HL10818
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the retention of highly skilled workers in the creative industries.  HL10819
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the strategic importance of (1) live music venues, and (2) festivals, to the UK's future economic growth.  HL10820
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take in the next financial year to support music tourism in the UK.  HL10821
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the UK has a high level of protection for (1) copyright, and (2) other performers’ rights, online.  HL10822
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the domestic situation (1) in Ethiopia, and (2) in Tigray.  HL10823
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the domestic situation in Sudan.  HL10824
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the domestic situation in South Sudan.  HL10825
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the domestic situation in Eritrea.  HL10826
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the domestic situation in Somalia.  HL10827
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the domestic situation in Kenya.  HL10828
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the VAT deferral scheme to support the hospitality sector as that sector recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10829
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend the business rate holiday for (1) hospitality businesses, and (2) their suppliers, as such businesses recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL10830
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the future viability of pubs in (1) Tier 2, and (2) Tier 3, areas.  HL10831
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients have been admitted into accident and emergency departments with (1) Crohn’s disease, and (2) ulcerative colitis, in the last 12 months.  HL10832
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they received advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies about reducing the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic over the Christmas period; and if so, what plans they have to publish that advice.  HL10833
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Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were in inpatient psychiatric wards in England in 2019; and for the breakdown of the total by (1) gender, (2) age, and (3) ethnicity.  HL10834
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Lord Patel of Bradford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were detained in secure facilities in England in 2019; and for the breakdown of the total by (1) gender, (2) age, and (3) ethnicity.  HL10835
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government why volunteers at refugee camps in (1) Penally, and (3) Folkestone, are required to sign confidentiality agreements stating that they will not disclose the living conditions of the refugees.  HL10836
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum seekers are accommodated at the camps in (1) Penally, and (2) Folkestone.  HL10837
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what legal assistance is available at the asylum seeker camps in (1) Penally, and (2) Folkestone, to help those who wish to seek refugee status.  HL10838
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what space will be available for truck drivers arriving at the Port of Holyhead from Ireland to complete documentation papers from 1 January 2021.  HL10839
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what additional (1) rest, and (2) refreshment, facilities will be available to arrivals at the Port of Holyhead from 1 January 2021.  HL10840
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they provide local authorities with (1) guidance, or (2) obligations, in relation to funding provided by the Small Business Fund; and if so, whether the funding provided by Harrogate Council to the Harrogate Conservative Association is in line with any such guidance or obligations.  HL10841
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