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Questions for Written Answer for 22 March 2021

Tabled on 19 March and due for answer by 6 April.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of damage caused to the Ahmadiyya Mosque in Garmolavirkan, Punjab, by a police raid on 17 March; whether they have had discussions with the government of Pakistan about these reports; and if so, what response they have received.  HL14403
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the public executions in Pyongyang on 2 March of people charged with illegally distributing entertainment media; what representations they have made to the government of North Korea about such reports; and what plans they have to raise these reports at the next meeting of the UN Hu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the voluntary guidance on school uniform costs has been amended since 2013.  HL14405
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Lord Craig of Radley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce direct lodgement for all appeals to the War Pensions and Armed Forces Compensation Chamber; and if so, (1) how, and (2) when, it will be implemented.  HL14406
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Baroness Doocey to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that police forces in England and Wales can collaborate with EU counterparts on missing children and trafficking investigations when a child has been trafficked from the UK to Europe.  HL14407
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the NHS referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times data January 2021, published on 11 March, how many patients in England have been waiting more than one year for treatment; and how many of those have been waiting for (1) 52 to 56, (2) 57 to 60, (3) 61 to 64, (4) 65 to 68, (5) 69 to 72, (6) 73 to 76, (7) 77 to 80,… 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, further to the NHS referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times data January 2021, published on 11 March, how many patients in each sustainability and transformation partnership and integrated care system area have been waiting more than one year for treatment; and how many of those have been waiting for (1) 52 to 56, (2) 57 t… 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, further to the NHS referral to treatment (RTT) waiting times data January 2021, published on 11 March, how many patients in each acute trust in England have been waiting more than one year for treatment; and how many of those have been waiting for (1) 52 to 56, (2) 57 to 60, (3) 61 to 64, (4) 65 to 68, (5) 69 to 72, (6) 73… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Lennie to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of registered company insolvencies in England since March 2020, by the parliamentary constituency in which the company registered office was based.  HL14411
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for requiring schools that are responsible for their own admissions policies to provide their local education authority with (1) data on the most recent admissions round, and (2) their current admissions policies.  HL14412
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether records held in (1) 10 Downing Street and, (2) the Cabinet Office, record or refer to any conversation since 1 January between David Cameron and ministers or senior civil servants relating to (a) Mr Lex Greensill, (b) Greensill Capital, or (c) Mr Sanjeev Gupta and his businesses; and if so, whether they will place copies of these… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government whether records at HM Treasury record or refer to any conversation since 1 January between David Cameron and ministers or senior civil servants relating to (a) Mr Lex Greensill, (b) Greensill Capital, or (c) Mr Sanjeev Gupta and his businesses; and if so, whether they will place copies of these records in the Library of the House.  HL144… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government, further the Written Answer reply by Lord Agnew of Oulton on 16 March (HL13828), whether David Cameron attended any meetings with ministers or civil servants relating to Greensill Capital.  HL14415
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the resources local authorities will need to replace fossil fuel heating in their buildings and housing stock to meet the Government's net zero carbon emission targets.  HL14416 [I]
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of local councils in delivering electric vehicle charging infrastructure to meet the Government’s 2030 target to end the sale of new diesel and petrol cars in the UK.  HL14417 [I]
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide (1) additional support to councils to electrify their vehicles, and (2) councils with advice on how they can achieve electrification of their vehicles.  HL14418 [I]
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Lord Porter of Spalding to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure the new £700 million education recovery package for children and young people will prioritise those from disadvantaged backgrounds.  HL14419
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been received for the Kickstart Scheme; how many have been approved; and how many individual participants this includes.  HL14420
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the BBC Four documentary Dark Secrets of a Trillion Dollar Island: Garenne, broadcast on 15 March, what assessment they have made of the government of Jersey’s handling of child abuse; and whether they will appoint an independent inquiry to investigate the handling of such abuse.  HL14421
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the financial contributions made by (1) the Crown Dependencies, and (2) Overseas Territories, to the annual defence budget of the United Kingdom.  HL14422
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government which (1) sections of the Companies Act 2006, or (2) regulations made under that Act, outline (a) the accounting treatment, and (b) the disclosure requirements, for finance secured through reverse factoring.  HL14423
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 27 October 2020 (HL9157), whether they will provide (1) the names of the “Several bodies” who have “powers in certain circumstances to investigate and take action if illegal dividends have been paid”; and (2) the number of cases examined by each such body.  HL14424
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what records they have of (1) the dates of meetings between the Financial Conduct Authority, the directors of Greensill Capital, and that company’s auditors, and (2) the details of matters discussed at any such meetings.  HL14425
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Lord Smith of Finsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government why the North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group approved the control of eight GP Services contracts to be passed to Operose Health; and what consultation involving (1) local authorities, and (2) patient representatives, was undertaken before that decision was approved.  HL14426
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