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Questions for Written Answer for 16 April 2021

Tabled on 15 April and due for answer by 29 April.

Baroness Blackstone to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 February (HL13294), what assessment they have made of the Science Based Targets initiative; and whether any fossil fuel projects permitted under the "very limited exceptions” will be limited to investments and loan guarantees to organisations committed to the targets… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
Answered
Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government which countries are refusing to accept COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction tests taken in the UK for the purposes of travel and entry into their jurisdiction; and what steps they are taking to establish reciprocal arrangements for testing (1) prior to, and (2) at the conclusion of, travel into the UK.  HL14956
Answered
Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of delivering the 4,000 new zero emission buses they committed to in the National Bus Strategy.  HL14957
Answered
Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reducing the strength of the Royal Marines Corps from 6,500 to 6,100 personnel; and whether this will affect the Royal Marine Corp's capacity to operate across different operational domains.  HL14958
Answered
Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implementation of the new regional training initiative in the Western Balkans; and whether it will include joint training for Serbia, North Macedonia, and Kosovo.  HL14959
Answered
Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the training provided to 120,000 soldiers in Iraq has extended to contributing arms and equipment from companies in the British defence industry; and, if not, whether it will in the future.  HL14960
Answered
Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to draw the personnel for the new Ranger Regiment from all Infantry units of the British Army; what assessment they have made of the additional training resources required for that regiment to be able to operate in complex and high risk environments; and what assessment they have made of the impact on the establishm… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opening of a museum in Azerbaijan on the second Nagorno Karabakh War on relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  HL14962
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Coventry to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to promote dialogue between Azerbaijan and Armenia.  HL14963
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the scale of COVID-19 vaccine-related fraud in Africa.  HL14964
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Ethiopia regarding reports of women being held in sexual slavery in Tigray.  HL14965
Answered
Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the voter registration exercise in Ethiopia.  HL14966
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the credit union sector in the UK.  HL14967 [I]
Answered
Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the law in respect of credit unions in the UK.  HL14968 [I]
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with ministers at the Northern Ireland Assembly about the impact that the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland has had on the current situation in Northern Ireland.  HL14969
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about creating a monument in memory of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.  HL14970
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent significant delays for returning travellers arriving at airports in the UK.  HL14971
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the re-establishment of democracy in Myanmar.  HL14972
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Afghan interpreters that have served British Forces following the planned withdrawal of British troops from Afghanistan in September.  HL14973
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to defend the territorial integrity of Ukraine against Russian aggression.  HL14974
Answered
Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty's Government what their priorities will be when negotiating the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at the Convention on Biological Diversity at the Fifteenth Conference of the Parties.  HL14975
Tabled
Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the Global Biodiversity Framework to address the negative impact of the food and agriculture sectors on biodiversity.  HL14976
Tabled
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Greenhalgh on 8 April (HL14593), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, in pursuit of their anti-terrorism policies, (1) what assessment they have made of any Islamist teaching in (a) mosques, and (b) madrassas, in the UK, (2) what assessment they have made of the number… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to publish the register of Ministerial interests up to the end of 2020; and the registers of Ministerial interests for 2021.  HL14978
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to review existing plans by Highways England to demolish historic rail bridges and tunnels; and whether they have plans to instruct Highways England to prioritise measures that encourage walking and cycling.  HL14979
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings Ministers in the Department of Health and Social Care have had since March 2020 with (1) individuals, or (2) representatives of companies, that have made donations to the Conservative Party; and what the purpose of any such meeting was.  HL14980
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been held for 28 days or longer in immigration detention in the last year.  HL14981
Answered
Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from the Mayor of the Sheffield City Region (1) to increase the borrowing requirement of that Region, and (2) to use future share gain as a way of paying back debt; and what assessment they have made of any such request.  HL14982
Answered
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