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Questions for Written Answer for 13 January 2021

Tabled on 12 January and due for answer by 26 January.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of a mass killing on 15 December 2020 at the Mariam of Zion church in Aksum, Ethiopia.  HL12040
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how much money has been allocated in total to the COVID-19 Secure Marshal programme, (2) how many marshals have been employed, (3) for how long such marshals have been contracted to work, (4) in which local authorities those marshals are located, and (5) what assessment they have made of the impact of such marsha… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue guidance which sets out a specific radius in which exercise is permitted to be undertaken outside the home while restrictions are in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12042
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of EU officials at Northern Ireland ports; and what agreement they reached with the EU about the (1) status, (2) powers, and (3) purpose, of those officials.  HL12043
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of referrals of children with mental health issues referred for treatment from (1) GPs, and (2) other health professionals, have been treated through child and adolescent mental health services since 23 March 2020; and what was the percentage of such referrals from 23 March 2019 to 22 March 2020.  HL12044
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the average waiting time between referral to, and treatment by, child and adolescent mental health services since 23 March 2020; and what was the average such time from 23 March 2019 to 22 March 2020.  HL12045
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the reported level of (1) anorexia nervosa, (2) self-harm, and (3) suicide, amongst young and adolescent girls since 23 March 2020; and what were the reported such levels from 23 March 2019 to 22 March 2020.  HL12046
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the reported level of (1) extreme anxiety, (2) self-harm, and (3) suicide, amongst young and adolescent boys since 23 March 2020; and what were the reported such levels from 23 March 2019 to 22 March 2020.  HL12047
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Baroness Fall to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been treated for mental health issues on child and adolescent wards in hospitals since 23 March 2020; and what was the figure for such treatment from 23 March 2019 to 22 March 2020.  HL12048
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to eradicate fuel poverty; and if so, how.  HL12049
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty's Government what level of protection one dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine provides against COVID-19; and what plans they have to publish the evidence base that informs their data on the effectiveness of one such dose.  HL12050
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Baroness Gardner of Parkes to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that the amount of time between the administration of the first and the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine does not exceed six weeks.  HL12051
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 lateral flow tests have been carried out in (1) Lancashire, (2) Pendle and, (3) Burnley, each week since the mass testing programme using these tests started; and whether such tests are now available on request to members of the public whether or not they have COVID-19 symptoms.  HL12052
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Food, Farming and Countryside Commission Farming for Change—Mapping a route to 2030, published on 7 January.  HL12053
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) whether they plan to reduce the amount of food imported to the UK, (2) if so, what their target is for such a reduction, and (3) how they plan to achieve any such reduction.  HL12054
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 December 2020 (HL10766), whether the cross-Government process to review, appraise and finalise the UK's Official Development Assistance allocations has now concluded; and what plans they have to publish the findings of that review.  HL12055
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 10 December 2020 (HL10811) and further to their cross-Government review into the allocation of UK Official Development Assistance, what proportion of the £821 million provided to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund in Spending Review 2020, published on 25… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the response of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust to concerns raised by clinicians about the use of puberty-blocking drugs to treat young people presenting with gender dysphoria.  HL12057
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Royal Society Open Science Vitamin D and COVID-19: evidence and recommendations for supplementation, published on 1 December 2020; and what plans they have to adopt any actions as a result of any such assessment.  HL12058
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the paper by the Public Health England Transmission Group PHE: Factors contributing to risk of SARS-CoV2 transmission in various settings, published on 26 November 2020, and in particular the finding that strengthened income relief could improve adherence to isolation guidelines.  HL120… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to record and certify vaccinations given to UK nationals abroad.  HL12060
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Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of online learning; and what plans they have to incorporate any such benefits into education provision when schools reopen.  HL12061
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Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the spread of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 vaccine; and what plans they have to ensure that there is public confidence in vaccinations in the future.  HL12062
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Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that any elections scheduled for May can take place; and what steps they are taking to ensure that any such elections can take place in line with the restrictions to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12063
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Lord Risby to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for prioritising the digitalisation of small and medium enterprises to support the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12064
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent steps they have taken to implement the recommendations of the report by Sir Charles Godfray A strategy for achieving Bovine Tuberculosis Free Status for England: 2018 Review, published on 13 November 2018.  HL12065
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to maintain British food production standards in trade agreements.  HL12066
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that farmers continue to receive financial support following the UK’s departure from the EU.  HL12067
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in food preparation factories.  HL12068
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional economic support to areas affected by local restrictions put in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12069
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the adequacy of funding for education and skills provision to help unemployed people; and what recent discussions they have had, if any, about that funding.  HL12070
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to schools for the development of online learning.  HL12071
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints Ofsted have received about the quality of online learning provided by individual schools.  HL12072
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made of vaccinating teachers and support staff in schools that remain open for the children of key workers and vulnerable children.  HL12073
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to private nurseries that are facing financial difficulties during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12074
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development COVID-19 and the youth labour market, published in December 2020; and what steps they are taking to raise awareness of traineeships.  HL12075
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that self–employed individuals do not overpay income tax.  HL12076
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to help small businesses manage debt; and what plans they have to introduce employee shared ownership schemes to assist companies to address COVID-19 related debt.  HL12077
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to strengthen the legal employment rights of gig economy workers.  HL12078
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Lord Walney to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of extending eligibility for the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to those who began employment after 31 October 2020.  HL12079
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 29 October (HL9388), when they plan to publish the report of part one of the internal review of the Police and Crime Commissioner model.  HL12080
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Lord Wasserman to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to postpone the elections of Police and Crime Commissioners in England and Wales set for 6 May as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic; and if they have such plans, when they expect those elections will take place.  HL12081
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged (1) below 50, (2) 50 to 59, (3) 60 to 69, (4) 70 to 79, and (5) over 80, years, had died as a result of COVID-19 as of 31 December 2020; and how many in each age group had a serious underlying health condition.  HL12082
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The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement made by the Department for Education on 2 January about the review of the Initial Teacher Training market, what plans they have, as part of that review (1) to ensure an increased supply of new teachers rather than displacement of trainee teachers between providers, and (2) to mitigate any ri… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with sector representatives (1) prior to, and (2) regarding, the announcement of the review of the Initial Teacher Training market and the creation of a new Institute of Teaching on 2 January; and what steps they are taking to ensure that new provision will exceed the Ofsted judgements on the q… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Winchester to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the Further Education White Paper.  HL12085
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