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Questions for Written Answer for 26 January 2021

Tabled on 25 January and due for answer by 8 February.

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Carillion's financial liabilities, including retentions, to its supply chain and other creditors at the time of its collapse; and when they plan to make the final figures for such liabilities available.  HL12461
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) assessment they have made of, and (2) discussions they have had with the Office for National Statistics about, the reasons behind the decision to carry out the census for England and Wales on 21 March while the COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing.  HL12462
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Office for National Statistics about ensuring the accuracy of the census for England and Wales, due to be held on 21 March, in the light of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL12463
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the number of people who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will not be resident at their normal addresses on 21 March when the census for England and Wales is carried out; and what discussions they have had with the Office for National Statistics about mitigating any such impact.  HL12464
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the accuracy of the census for England and Wales due to take place on 21 March.  HL12465
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Lord Adonis to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation the UK Statistics Authority undertook before the decision was made to proceed with the census in England and Wales on 21 March during the COVID-19 pandemic; and what assessment they have made of the responses to any such consultation.  HL12466
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the remarks made by Anthony Blinken, the nominee for Secretary of State of the United States of America, on 19 January that the USA should “take in some of those fleeing Hong Kong, fleeing the repression, for standing up for their democratic rights”; and what plans they have to coordinate an… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government on what dates meetings between the Treasury and any representative of the government of China have taken place since January 2020; who participated in those meetings; and what agreements have been made between the government of China - including Chinese State Owned Enterprises - and the UK in that period.  HL12468
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the European Parliament's (1) adoption of an urgent resolution on 'the crackdown on the democratic opposition in Hong Kong’, and (2) call for sanctions to be imposed on senior officials from Hong Kong and China under the EU human rights global sanction regime.  HL12469
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of damage and looting as a result of a military offensive by the government of Ethiopia in the diocese of Adigrat in Tigray.  HL12470
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by Oxfam The Inequality Virus, published on 25 January, what assessment they have made of the implications for UK public policy of the finding that the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to increase economic inequality in almost every country.  HL12471
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government when it plans (1) to consult on, and (2) to adopt, a new Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy; and whether the new Strategy will contain a long-term cycling and walking programme and budget.  HL12472
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide support for cross-channel rail passenger services during the COVID-19 pandemic; and if so, whether that support will be conditional on surplus rolling stock being retained for future use through the Channel Tunnel.  HL12473
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many consultancy contracts relating to HS2 of over £5 million have been agreed since 2010; and to deposit the details of each such contract, including (1) the supplier, (2) a description of services, and (3) the spend to date, in the House of Lords library.  HL12474
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 19 January (HL11722), which data they hold on nominations for honours; what plans they have to publish those data; whether they intend to record the number of nominations (1) received, and (2) awarded, broken down by region or nation in the UK, in future; and if not, why not.  HL12475
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 19 January (HL11724), how many honours, broken down by each award level, were received in each region or nation in the UK; and what percentage of the population of each such region or nation that number represents.  HL12476
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 21 January (HL11869), with which companies they have entered into any contracts relating to the production of COVID-19 vaccines; and what plans they have to make the terms of those contracts available to the public.  HL12477
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the study from the Clalit Research Institute, published on 13 January, which found that the efficacy of one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination was 33 per cent.  HL12478
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opinion expressed by consultants at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, as reported in The Times on 21 January, that delaying the second dose of COVID-19 vaccinations risks (1) lower effectiveness, and (2) viral mutation.  HL12479
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether a patients' consent to have a COVID-19 vaccination followed by another approximately three weeks later is still effective if the second vaccination is delayed.  HL12480
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the call by the Doctors' Association, reported in The Times on 21 January, to guarantee that all patients will be given their second COVID-19 vaccinations within 12 weeks of the first “at the absolute latest”.  HL12481
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for stability in the Middle East of the government of Iran's intention (1) to enrich uranium up to 20 per cent purity, and (2) to produce uranium metal.  HL12482
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (1) the government of Israel, (2) the government of the United Arab Emirates, and (3) the government of Bahrain, about their inclusion in any discussions regarding the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.  HL12483
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to undertake the five-year review of remote gaming duty set out in the 2014 HMRC draft note on Remote Gambling Taxation Reform.  HL12484
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the amount of corporation tax that has been avoided by online gambling companies which operate in the UK since the introduction of the Remote Gaming Duty in 2014.  HL12485
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 22 January (HL11976), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, whether (1) secondary, or (2) primary, legislation would be required to bring loot boxes within scope of gambling regulation by defining their contents as money or money’s worth.  HL12486
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to commission a report from the Head of the Civil Service into the conduct of the civil servants involved in (1) the preparations for the trial HM Advocate v Salmond, (2) the allegations of collusion within the Scottish Government in relation to the bringing of the charges relating to that trial, and (3)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the correlation between (1) the amount of finance available to, and (2) the time taken to find successful treatments and cures by, those undertaking research into diseases; and in particular, what assessment they have made of the impact of funding levels on the speed of finding treatments for brain… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the costs related to holding the elections on 6 May, including the additional costs of measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, will be refunded to local authorities.  HL12489
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have provided (1) to local authorities, and (2) to returning officers, about the provision of polling stations at the elections on 6 May in polling districts where the usual polling stations cannot be used and where there are no available alternatives.  HL12490
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) availability, and (2) efficacy, of sustainable alternatives to the plastic tube tree guards that are used for planting young trees.  HL12491
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Lord Greaves to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming England Tree Strategy will include support for rewilding schemes based on natural regeneration in appropriate areas.  HL12492
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 21 January (HL11926), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, how many non-visa nationals whose permission to be in the UK expired, and for whom there was no record of departure, there were in each of the past five years.  HL12493
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2015.  HL12494
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2016.  HL12495
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2017.  HL12496
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2018.  HL12497
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2019.  HL12498
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Baroness Greengross to ask Her Majesty's Government what the occupancy rate as a percentage of the nursing and care homes in England was for each month in 2020.  HL12499
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Lord Grocott to ask Her Majesty's Government to list all current appointments to the Trade Envoy Programme, detailing for each individual (1) the date of their appointment, (2) the countries to which they are assigned, and (3) the political party or grouping to which they belong.  HL12500
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for establishing the domestic advisory group or groups described in Article INST.7 of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement  HL12501
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to fund local charities in (1) developing, and (2) conflict, countries.  HL12502
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Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to establish a body similar to InterTradeIreland to promote (1) free trade, and (2) business links, between Great Britain and Northern Ireland.  HL12503
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 6 August 2020 (HL7091), what assessment they have made regarding the payment of clinical negligence damages in 2019/20 with regard to (1) the value for money, and (2) the quality, of the legal representation used by the NHS.  HL12504
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government further to the briefing by Women in Prison, A national plan for tackling coronavirus in prisons, published on 21 January, what plans they have (1) to reduce the impact of COVID-19 on female prisoners, and (2) to improve the rehabilitation of women who have been in prison.  HL12505
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what the responsibilities are of (1) MI5, and (2) Counter Terrorism Policing, in relation to the surveillance and monitoring of political campaigns and campaigners.  HL12506
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the definition of Left, Anarchist and Single-Issue Terrorism, as referred to on the MI5 website.  HL12507
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations and individuals have been identified as engaging in Left, Anarchist, and Single-Issue Terrorism.  HL12508
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Extinction Rebellion is categorised as a Left, Anarchist and Single-Issue Terrorism organisation.  HL12509
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the distant fishing fleet can continue to operate.  HL12510
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the fishers on the distant fishing fleet are eligible for the financial support for fishing businesses that export to the EU, announced on 19 January.  HL12511
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any hauliers carrying live exports of animals have been held up at the UK borders as a result of the UK's departure from the EU; and what welfare provisions they have put in place to protect any such live exports.  HL12512
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government how many new customs agents have been recruited to staff the UK's borders in the light of the UK's departure from the EU; and what is their eventual target for the recruitment of such agents.  HL12513
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to bring forward legislation to increase penalties for animal cruelty.  HL12514
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Climate Change Committee Sixth Carbon Budget, published on 9 December 2020, what plans they have to plant 440,000 hectares of mixed woodland by 2035.  HL12515
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they intend to have with the government of the United States about the impact on the food and health situation for the people of Yemen of the decision to designate Ansar Allah as a foreign terrorist organisation and a specially designated terrorist entity; and what steps they are taking in response to any such impact.  HL1… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to suspend (1) the granting of arms export licences, and (2) military support, to Saudi Arabia and its coalition partners involved in operations in Yemen.  HL12517
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Lord Judd to ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to protect the health and wellbeing of asylum seekers housed in the disused army barracks in (1) Penally, and (2) Kent; what particular provisions are in place for torture survivors; and how they are managing any COVID-19 outbreaks on both sites.  HL12518
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent assessment they have made of the maritime border dispute between Kenya and Somalia.  HL12519
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current (1) political, and (2) economic, situation in Ghana.  HL12520
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda about the detention of Bobi Wine.  HL12521
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for using postal votes only for the elections due to take place on 6 May.  HL12522
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for deferring the elections due to take place on 6 May until later in the year.  HL12523
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce legislation to prevent political parties and election candidates from issuing leaflets that pretend to be documents from official sources.  HL12524
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to amend Home Office guidance "so that only enrolled deed polls (through the Royal Courts of Justice) are accepted as a proof of name change", as set out in their response, dated 24 November 2020, to the petition Revoke the right of registered sex offenders to change their name by deed poll; and what assessment they have… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total funding package they are providing to support Scottish agriculture in the 2021/22 financial year; and which historic funding streams any such funding is intended to replace.  HL12526 [I]
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The Duke of Montrose to ask Her Majesty's Government what engagement they have undertaken with the Scottish Government about the total financial package they expect to provide to support Scottish agriculture beyond the 2021/22 financial year.  HL12527 [I]
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Lord Moonie to ask Her Majesty's Government what lessons they have learned from the aftermath of the explosion of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland on 14 April 2010 and the consequent ash cloud, in particular in relation to aviation; and what measures they have put in place in response to the impact of that eruption.  HL12528
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Baroness Morgan of Cotes to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cumulative impact on business (1) lending, and (2) cashflow, of the extension of secondary preferential creditor status to HMRC in the context of (a) the changes to the insolvency regime brought in by the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020, (b) the increase of the maximum value… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Morgan of Cotes to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the impact of the extension of secondary preferential creditor on levels of (1) business insolvencies, (2) job losses, and (3) the value of economic growth and taxes foregone, in 12 months’ time.  HL12530
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the International Civil Aviation Organisation about the inclusion of indirect non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation, such as climate forcing caused by condensation trails, in the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation.  HL12531
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include indirect non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation, such as climate forcing caused by condensation trails, in the UK's Emissions Trading Scheme.  HL12532
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government what analysis they have carried out into the trade-off between additional CO2 emissions generated by rerouting aircraft for contrail prevention and the climate mitigation benefits of condensation trail prevention.  HL12533
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to address the issues being encountered by those companies being advised by the Department for International Trade to register within the EU Single Market to overcome the challenges they have encountered since the UK’s departure from the EU.  HL12534
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that their target of employing the additional customs agents required for the UK’s departure from the EU has not been met, what plans they have to increase the level of such agents.  HL12535
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Lord Randall of Uxbridge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 14 January (HL Deb, cols 874–7), what plans they have to publish (1) the full application made by the National Farmers’ Union in 2020 for an emergency authorisation of the use the neonicotinoid product 'Cruiser SB' to treat sugar beet in 2021, and (2) any advice th… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 20 January (HL11829), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, whether they have (1) received any further requests for funding from Port of Dover authorities, and (2) had any discussions with those authorities about increasing funding to provide capacity for increased bo… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 5 January (HL11614), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what were the criteria for funding bids to the Port Infrastructure Fund from (1) ports, and (2) airports.  HL12538
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Baroness Rawlings to ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) County Courts, (2) Family Courts, (3) magistrates' courts, and (4) youth courts, have been closed since 2015; and for each such closure, how many (a) have been sold, and (b) stand empty.  HL12539
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken since November 2020 to provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines for those living in the global south.  HL12540
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on health systems in sub-Saharan Africa since November 2020.  HL12541
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to work with trade unions in the global south on addressing climate change ahead of COP26.  HL12542
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on poverty rates in the global south.  HL12543
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential impact of the end of their funding under the Nutrition for Growth Summit 2013 commitments on malnutrition in the global south.  HL12544
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to work with the EU on shared global development priorities.  HL12545
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans there are to ensure that those requiring access to the Parliamentary estate can renew their passes efficiently once the restrictions in place to address the COVID-19 pandemic are lifted.  HL12546
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that (1) rough sleepers, (2) homeless people, and (3) illegal immigrants not registered with a GP, are offered COVID-19 vaccinations.  HL12547
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all NHS staff who are not UK citizens will be offered COVID-19 vaccinations.  HL12548
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many laptops have been delivered to students for the purposes of online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic; what was the cost of those laptops; and what organisations supplied those laptops.  HL12549
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use free trade agreements as a means of furthering climate change objectives; and what examples they can provide of having done so in recently-concluded trade agreements, including rollover trade agreements.  HL12550
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are discussing climate and environment issues with any less economically developed country with the aim of increasing any such country's investment in clean energy and green technologies.  HL12551
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they (1) are providing, or (2) intend to provide, technical assistance to any oil-rich less economically developed country in order for any such country to develop its non-oil private sector.  HL12552
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to urge G7 countries (1) to spread awareness of, and (2) to increase technical assistance regarding, new ways of addressing climate change, including trade in environmental goods and investment in green technologies.  HL12553
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 23 December 2020 (HL11500), how they assess the (1) effectiveness, and (2) value for money, of Nightingale courts; and on what basis the decision was taken in December 2020 to open nine more Nightingale courts.  HL12554
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 23 December 2020 (HL11501), what is the parent court for each Nightingale court; and what was (1) the number of days sat in each parent court from 1 January 2019 to the date on which its Nightingale court opened, and (2) the number of days sat in each parent cou… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scott of Bybrook on 4 January (HL11555), (1) how much funding has been made available from the budget of the Reform Programme, and (2) how much money has been allocated from Administrative Data Research UK, for implementing the recommendations of the report by Dr Natalie Byrom Maki… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide (1) financial advisory, and (2) specific mental health, services to people who are self-employed.  HL12557
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of export levies resulting from the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the number of job losses in the UK.  HL12558
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of COVID-19 on racial economic equality.  HL12559
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend COVID-19 financial support to home-based, self-employed travel agents without a rateable property.  HL12560
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Baroness Thornhill to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the transitional relief arrangements established for the 2017 business rates revaluation will be amended for the coming rate year in order for businesses who have not yet received the full benefits of the reduction in their rateable value at the 2017 revaluation to see their rates bills fall.  HL12561
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights to the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, sent on 19 January, regarding the withholding of the body of Ahmed Erekat, what representations they have made to the government of Israel about the release of Ahmed Erekat's body; and what pl… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the government of Israel has approved a project to build new sections of a wall to the north and east of Aizarya.  HL12563
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 19 January (HL11788), whether they consider the reported bombing of a paediatric hospital in Gaza on 26 December 2020 to be part of government of Israel's "legitimate right to self-defence"; if so, how; and what assessment they have made of what constitutes legitimate self-d… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the only school in Al-Maleh has been demolished by the government of Israel; and what steps they plan to take to support the educational rights of Palestinian children living in Area C of the West Bank.  HL12565
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Baroness Tonge to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the letter from Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights to the Minister of State for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, sent on 19 January, regarding the withholding of the body of Ahmed Erekat, what representations they have made to the government of Israel about (1) ending its policy of withholding Palestinia… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients recovering from COVID-19 have been discharged from hospitals to hotels.  HL12567
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government how many hotels are accommodating patients who have been discharged from hospital whilst recovering from COVID-19; and where any such hotels are located.  HL12568
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what care the NHS provides to patients discharged from hospitals to hotels whilst recovering from COVID-19; and how many NHS staff are providing that support.  HL12569
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost to date of discharging patients recovering from COVID-19 from hospitals to hotels.  HL12570
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to re-prioritise the COVID-19 vaccination schedule to take into account those in vulnerable groups who have already contracted COVID-19 and therefore may have a level of immunity.  HL12571
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Lord Vaizey of Didcot to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to publish the criteria for bids for the UK City of Culture 2025; when they expect (1) bidding cities to return expressions of interest, and (2) to announce the winning bid; and what plans they have to commit to having a UK City of Culture in 2029.  HL12572
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the early years sector is experiencing market failure.  HL12573
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the gap between funding rates and delivery costs for early years providers.  HL12574
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of early education providers that expect to close permanently within the next six months  HL12575
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of early education and childcare providers who have been unable to access (1) the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and (2) the Self-Employment Income Support Scheme.  HL12576
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise early years staff for vaccinations against COVID-19.  HL12577
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government how many early education providers (1) have closed in the last six months in England, and (2) have closed in the last six months in areas of England with the highest level of income deprivation according to the English Indices of Deprivation.  HL12578
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