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Questions for Written Answer for 4 March 2021

Tabled on 3 March and due for answer by 17 March.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the government of the United States' Secretary of State on 2 March about the violence in Tigray; and what steps they taking to ensure that (1) those responsible for any violence in Tigray are brought to justice, and (2) reported atrocities are brought before the UN Security C… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bakewell of Hardington Mandeville to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the (1) import, and (2) sale, of dogs with cropped ears in the UK.  HL13856
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Lord Beecham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by EY EY Financial Services Brexit Tracker, published on 2 March; and what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU on (1) the transfer of assets from the UK to the EU, and (2) the UK economy.  HL13857
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Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to include protections for children from accessing commercial pornographic websites which do not allow user generated content or facilitate online user interaction in any forthcoming online harms legislation; and if they have any such plans, how.  HL13858
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Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they made of the impact on children and young people of not introducing age verification for accessing commercial pornographic websites before they made the announcement that they would not be introducing such verification requirements.  HL13859
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Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have, if any, that non-user generated pornography is not used to depict (1) rough sex practices, and (2) sexual violence.  HL13860
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the difference in mortality rates for residents of care homes which are owned (1) by private equity, (2) privately, and (3) on a not for profit basis.  HL13861
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Callanan on 15 February (HL12862) and 23 February (HL13155), what is the average time for individual payments for each of the final two stages of delivery of Green Homes Grant funds; and what is the longest time it has taken to complete individual payments for each stage.  HL13… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for standardising professional high-efficiency particulate air purifiers used in healthcare and education settings.  HL13863
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered the deployment of professional high-efficiency particulate air purifiers as part of their response to the COVID-19 pandemic; and if not, why not.  HL13864
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to review the law relating to keeping dangerous animals as pets.  HL13865
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Baroness Harris of Richmond to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reduce business rates for those businesses in the aviation sector affected by the COVID-19 travel ban.  HL13866
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) discussions they are having with, and (2) guidance they have issued to, (a) local authorities, (b) landlord representatives, and (c) housing associations, to ensure that people coming to the UK from Hong Kong under the British National (Overseas) visa are able (i) to secure appropriate housing, and (ii) are not disa… 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 likely number of people coming from Hong Kong under the British National (Overseas) visa moving to different geographic regions in the UK.  HL13868
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Baroness Berridge on 1 March (HL Deb, col 1002), how the education recovery schemes they are designing will operate; and what opportunities independent schools will have to contribute to any such schemes.  HL13869
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what functions Lex Greensill performed as a Crown Representative; how long he held that position; which person or office he reported to; and who was responsible for his appointment to that position.  HL13870
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps (1) they, or (2) any regulators, have taken to check whether the insurance security offered to investors by Greensill Capital was reflected in the policies secured from insurers; and whether any such policies were written by related parties.  HL13871
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they (1) are investigating, or (2) plan to investigate, matters related to a fund managed by GAM investing in securities packaged by Greensill Capital.  HL13872
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) they, or (2) any regulators, are investigating the impact on banks and asset managers of the suspension of dealing in funds managed by Greensill Capital, and in particular the effect on banks of (a) risk concentration limits, and (b) capital requirements.  HL13873
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that remedies ordered by courts following prosecutions under section 216 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 are complied with.  HL13874
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendation set out in the report by the Climate Change Committee The Sixth Carbon Budget: The UK’s path to Net Zero, published in December 2020, to include emissions from international aviation and shipping in their Sixth Carbon Budget.  HL13875
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish a revised summary of payments made to passenger rail operators under emergency measures agreements since September 2020.  HL13876
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their policy paper Statement in relation to legal routes from the EU for protection claimants including family reunion of unaccompanied children, published on 8 February, when they intend to fulfil their commitment to review legal routes of entry to the UK for people seeking asylum and refugee family reunion, including f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which NHS shortages of (1) nurses, (2) medical practitioners, and (3) other staff, could be filled by those coming to the UK from Hong Kong under (a) the British National (Overseas) visa, and (b) any other schemes; and what plans they have (i) to identify, and (ii) to recruit, suitably qu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government which sectors and roles were identified in the most recent Employers’ Skills Survey as being hard to fill; what assessment they have made of the extent to which those gaps could be filled by those coming to the UK from Hong Kong under (1) the British National (Overseas) visa, and (2) any other schemes; and what plans they have (a) to i… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have been made to the government of Bahrain to secure (1) the release of, and (2) access to medical treatment for, Sayed Hasan Ameen.  HL13880
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports that children in Bahrain have been arrested and had confessions coerced from them, what assessment they have made of the government of Bahrain's compliance with international (1) human rights law, and (2) standards in the treatment of detained children.  HL13881
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities are correctly issuing grants under the Local Restrictions Support Grants scheme.  HL13882
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the level of youth unemployment.  HL13883
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the pension contributions of self-employed individuals.  HL13884
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Friends of the Earth An Emergency Plan on Green Jobs for Young People, published on 1 March.  HL13885
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