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Questions for Written Answer for 8 June 2021

Tabled on 7 June and due for answer by 21 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to raise the issue of access to Eritrea for the UN Special Rapporteur at the UN Human Rights Council; whether this issue has been raised by the British Ambassador to Eritrea; and if so, what response they received.  HL694
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of allegations of (1) incommunicado detention, (2) arbitrary arrest and detention, (3) inhumane prison conditions, (4) indefinite military service, and (5) human rights violations, in the Tigray region of Ethiopia by the government of Eritrea; and what assessment they have made of the underminin… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UN Human Rights Council report by Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker Situation of human rights in Eritrea, published on 12 May; and what steps they will take to address the human rights situation in Eritrea.  HL696
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure the UN Security Council supports the work of Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker, Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Eritrea; and what assessment they have made of the recommendations in his report Tigray Situation Update, published on 3 June.  HL697
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Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of all secondary schools in England extending the teaching day by 30 minutes in 2021–22.  HL698
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Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how many disadvantaged students they have funded personal tutoring for since March 2020; and (1) in what subjects, and (2) at what level, such tutoring has been provided.  HL699
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Lord Baker of Dorking to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on personal tutoring for students since March 2020.  HL700
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Great British Railway white paper (CP423), published on 20 May, what annual savings they expect to make in respect of (1) delay attribution, (2) franchise agreements, (3) key train requirements, (4) ticketing and settlement agreements, (5) any other benefits.  HL701
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Great British Railway white paper (CP423), published on 20 May, how will their plan incentivise train operators to improve their services; and what is their estimate of the costs of (1) preparing, and (2) managing, agreements with train operators.  HL702
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their Great British Railway white paper (CP423), published on 20 May, what role they see for private sector open access operators in the new structure for the passenger railway; and who will decide (1) whether such operators will be permitted, (2) the timetable to which they will operate, and (3) the fares they can charge. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of the Levelling Up Fund allow for the direct award of contracts without competitive tender for (1) harbour alterations, (2) the purchase of new vessels, (3) the ownership of new vessels, (4) the operation of passenger and freight maritime services, and (5) other maritime works; and if so, what are the circumstances i… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government for what reasons the estimated cost of the West Midlands HS2 station has increased to £370 million.  HL705
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the social cost, and (2) the loss to the UK economy, of the closure of Hammersmith Bridge.  HL706
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the percentage of the world’s adult population which have received one or more vaccinations against the COVID-19 virus by the end of May.  HL707
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan on 1 June (HL 257), whether OneWeb will be free to make decisions on the launchers it chooses on purely commercial grounds.  HL708
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current spending plan on Operation Grange; what date this current spending plan is due to end; when it will be reviewed and under what criteria; and what is the total amount of money spent to date on Operation Grange.  HL709
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Lord Black of Brentwood to ask Her Majesty's Government which government departments are participating in Stonewall's Diversity Champions Programme; how much they are spending on the Programme; whether any government departments are making payments to Stonewall for other initiatives; and if so, how much is each department spending.  HL710
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what (1) guidance, or (2) directions, they have given to the Reclaim Fund about the priorities for the allocation of its funding; and what, if any, requirements that organisation must observe in the allocation of funding.  HL711
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the funding distributed by the Reclaim Fund has been spent in each region of England by each of the organisations funded by the Reclaim Fund.  HL712
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the process for organisations applying for funding from the Reclaim Fund; whether organisations are required to set out in their applications the geographical regions in which any funding will be spent; and whether details of those applications will be published.  HL713
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the application by the Youth Futures Foundation to the Reclaim Fund specified the geographical regions in which any money it was allocated would be spent.  HL714
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received any formal requests to undertake a cost and construction assessment of the alternative proposal to build a short-mined tunnel at Wendover on HS2 Phase One.  HL715
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a decision was taken by HS2 Ltd to instruct contractors EKFB not to formally evaluate and assess alternative proposals for a short-mined tunnel at Wendover on HS2 Phase One; and if so on what date.  HL716
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government whether formal discussions were held between HS2 Ltd and EKFB before the decision was taken not to consider the alternative Wendover short-mined tunnel proposal.  HL717
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a decision was made to restrict EKFB’s design scope to the surface scheme solely as it passed Wendover on HS2 Phase One; and if so (1) on what date the decision was taken, (2) who took the decision, and (3) whether Wendover is the only location on HS2 Phase One that EKFB were prevented from seeking cost savings… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they required HS2 Ltd to produce a rigorous assessment of costs in relation to alternative proposals for a short-mined tunnel at Wendover on HS2 Phase One.  HL719
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Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of the costs and construction time of the current consented scheme at Wendover on HS2 Phase One.  HL720
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the announcement that DP World will operate 775-metre long freight trains between Southampton and London Gateway, whether they have asked Network Rail to make similar adjustments elsewhere in the interests of higher productivity.  HL721
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Baroness Burt of Solihull to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to put in place statutory paid leave for employees who are experiencing domestic abuse.  HL722
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Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been assisted by Armed Forces Champions in (1) 2019, (2) 2020, and (3) 2021.  HL723
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Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been identified by the Armed Forces “identifier” on to the Universal Credit system since it was introduced.  HL724
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Ethiopia about (1) the alleged genocide in Tigray, and (2) reports that priests and nuns in that region have been attacked and killed.  HL725
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the recent attacks on civilians in Chin and Kayah states by the military regime in Myanmar.  HL726
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessments they have made of the impact of international sanctions on the people of Syria.  HL727
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) reports that Islamist Fulani militia continue to perpetrate massacres and kidnapping in Nigeria, and (2) the designation of Nigeria as a country of particular concern by the US International Religious Freedom Act; and what steps they have taken in response.  HL728
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the Department for Education’s work to tackle child sexual abuse following the publication of the Government’s Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy.  HL729
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Lord Farmer to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the Child Maintenance Service.  HL730
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government why the definition of a health institution as defined in the Guidance on the regulation of In Vitro Diagnostic medical devices in Great Britain, published in January, differs from that in the MHRA guidance on the health institution exemption (HIE) – IVDR and MDR (Northern Ireland), published on 1 January.  HL731
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Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the capital thresholds for social care.  HL732
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Baroness Gale to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rationale for the rule that normally only third parties can pay top-up fees for care and not the individuals using the care homes themselves where they are financially able.  HL733
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Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incorporate objectives on working with human rights defenders into (1) all "open societies", and (2) Human Rights Directorate, plans and strategies.  HL734
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Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to incorporate commitments to improve support and protection for human rights defenders into G7 statements on the promotion of "open societies".  HL735
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Lord Garnier to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure human rights defenders working to expose corruption will be supported both (1) within, and (2) outside, the United Kingdom.  HL736
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support parliamentary democracy in Tunisia.  HL737
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with Tunisian representatives regarding further initiatives to support and ingrain parliamentary democracy in Tunisia.  HL738
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to discuss initiatives to support parliamentary democracy in Tunisia at the G7 Summit in June.  HL739
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support (1) democracy, (2) the economy, and (3) measures to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, in Tunisia.  HL740
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many international students are currently in higher education in the UK; and whether it remains their ambition to increase the number of international students entering higher education in the UK to 600,000 per year by 2030.  HL741
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Lord Grocott to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker what plans he has to arrange for media access to the counts for by-elections of hereditary peers.  HL742
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the carbon emissions produced by the UK financial sector.  HL743
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether voluntary pledges by the UK financial sector will be sufficient to ensure that sector's carbon emissions are reduced in line with the goals of the Paris Agreement.  HL744
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Greenpeace UK and WWF-UK report The Big Smoke, published on 26 May, what assessment they have made of the recommendation that legislation should be introduced before COP26 to require all UK-regulated financial institutions to adopt and implement a transition plan that is in keeping with the goal of limiting global tem… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hayman to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the reduction in numbers of children on the rolls of (1) primary, and (2) secondary, schools in inner London since January 2020; and what reduction in funding for affected schools will result from these reduced numbers.  HL746
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Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement that under-30s in England will now be invited for their COVID-19 vaccinations, (1) what arrangements they have made for those who (a) have anaphylaxis and cannot have the Pfizer vaccine, and (b) cannot have the Astrazenca jab due to age; and (2) how they will ensure that the Moderna vaccin… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Howarth of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government what considerations will determine when they will lift the present restrictions on the number of people who are permitted to sing in an amateur choir.  HL748
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Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is their position that Gibraltar will remain British for as long as the residents of Gibraltar wish it to be.  HL749
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Lord Hoyle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Gibraltar is protected (1) politically, and (2) economically, so that it does not experience any negative consequences as a result of the UK leaving the European Union.  HL750
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the discount rates applied to health technology assessments are being included in the review by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence of health technology assessment methods.  HL751
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what date they plan to launch the Innovative Medicines Fund.  HL752
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure medicines licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), through Oribis and the Innovative Licensing and Access Pathway (ILAP), are promptly reimbursed by the NHS.  HL753
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the (1) remit, (2) priorities, and (3) details of the (a) leadership, (b) budget, and (c) lines of accountability, of the new Medical Technologies Directorate.  HL754
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to measure the success of the Medical Technologies Directorate.  HL755
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the 2016 NHS Digital report on the Care.data programme.  HL756
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to widen the criteria for, and (2) to increase the use of, the Home Detention Curfew scheme for individuals released from prison.  HL757
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will implement all of the commitments in their Female Offender Strategy (Cm 9642), published on 27 June 2018.  HL758
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan regarding the release of Armenian prisoners, following recent fighting at the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia.  HL759
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about the clearance of mines from the border between Azerbaijan and Armenia.  HL760
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to change their practice of detaining and deporting EU citizens visiting family in the UK who do not possess the correct documentation.  HL761
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the publication by Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud The International Organization for Migration, published in 2020, and (2) the focus of the International Organization for Migration on addressing human rights in its operations.  HL762
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 2 June (HL351), what are the necessary criteria to meet their condition that they will recognise Palestine as a state when it "best serves the objective of peace" to do so.  HL763
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to protect Palestinians living in Sheik Jarrah from acts of violence reportedly perpetrated by Israeli forces.  HL764
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the Overseas Development Assistance budget supports the security of Israel; and what consideration they have given to requiring the government of Israel to comply with international law as a criteria for receiving any such aid.  HL765
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportionality of the government of Israel's recent military actions in Gaza.  HL766
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invite Belarus opposition leader Svetlana Tikhanovskaya to the forthcoming G7 summit hosted by the United Kingdom.  HL767
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS patients discharged from hospitals into (1) care homes, and (2) hospices, subsequently tested positive for COVID-19 in each month since February 2020.  HL768
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish unredacted the report of the Infrastructure and Projects Authority into the Ajax Armoured Vehicle programme.  HL769
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances they have received from General Dynamics over (1) the overall cost of the Ajax Armoured Vehicle programme, and (2) the delivery of fully operational equipment under this programme.  HL770
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 3 June (HL275), what assessment they have made of the formation of a new unity government in Israel; and what assessment they have made of the implications of such a development for the possibility of UK recognition of Palestine as a sovereign nation.  HL771
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported estimate by MSI Reproductive Choices that thousands of deaths could result from cuts to the UK Overseas Development Assistance budget; whether they have made their own estimate in this regard; and if so, what is their projected number.  HL772
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the (1) economic, (2) political, and (3) security, situation in Burkina Faso.  HL773
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have they made of the implications for free speech in Nigeria following the decision of the Nigerian government to ban the use of Twitter in that country.  HL774
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Baroness Kennedy of Cradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest assessment of the (1) economic, (2) political, and (3) security, situation in Uganda.  HL775
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to reform the law in respect of existing leasehold arrangements.  HL776
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timescale for changes to commonhold arrangements in order to attract unit holders.  HL777
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Lord Kennedy of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the Commonhold Council last met; and what is the planned frequency of its meetings in the future.  HL778
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any evidence that Azerbaijani troops have been deployed in the Syunik and Gegharkunk provinces in Armenia.  HL779
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan about the movement of Azerbaijani troops at the Armenian border.  HL780
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for a border commission to determine the demarcation between Armenia and Azerbaijan.  HL781
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take (1) to focus on educational inequalities up to age 16, and (2) to target specific disadvantaged groups.  HL782
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take to provide targeted support resources to address the challenges faced by disadvantaged pupils.  HL783
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take (1) to promote progression routes, (2) to combine technical and academic courses, and (3) to ensure T Levels are properly recognised and fully transferable qualif… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take to help disadvantaged young people with travel costs so they are not priced out of travelling to certain courses or apprenticeships which should otherwise be avai… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Social Mobility Commission's report The road not taken: the drivers of course selection, published on 30 March, what steps they intend to take to reintroduce a form of Education Maintenance Allowance in England.  HL786
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the establishment of the Bitcoin Mining Council, what steps they will take (1) to encourage the use of renewable power and sustainable Bitcoin mining, and (2) to monitor the effectiveness of the Council.  HL787
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) the Cryptoasset Taskforce, or (2) any government department, collects or collates data on the environmental impact of cryptocurrencies; and if so, when any such data will be published.  HL788
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of energy use in the mining of Bitcoin, as identified by the Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index; and what steps they will take to address the environmental harms of cryptocurrencies.  HL789
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to extend an official invitation to visit the UK to Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, an opposition candidate in the January presidential election in Uganda.  HL790
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of hedgerows in carbon capture.  HL791
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Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current rate of removal of hedgerows by (1) housebuilders, and (2) farmers.  HL792
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform judicial review.  HL793
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve support in the justice system for the victims of violence against women and girls.  HL794
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase minimum sentences for perpetrators of violence against women and girls.  HL795
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the rate at which perpetrators of crime are charged in the criminal justice system.  HL796
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle (1) violence, and (2) self-harm, on the youth secure estate.  HL797
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the backlog of cases in (1) courts, and (2) tribunals.  HL798
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had about an underwater tunnel connecting Holyhead and Dublin; and which (1) ministers, and (2) civil service teams, have been involved in any such discussions.  HL799
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that accurate records of vaccination status are maintained where individuals receive a first COVID-19 vaccine in one part of the UK and a second vaccine in a different part of the country.  HL800
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants are currently part of the UK labour force; what estimate they have made of the value of the labour of immigrant workers in the UK; and what assessment they have made of the level of immigration required by the UK labour market in each of the next five years.  HL801
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how much was the weekly benefit payment received by asylum seekers in each of the last 10 years.  HL802
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the failure to pay benefits to asylum seekers due to contractual changes to the ASPEN card payments system; and what steps they will take to ensure that this does not happen again.  HL803
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants have been detained at Napier Barracks in each of the past six weeks for which figures are available.  HL804
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what formal role Ministers have in scrutinising the work of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services.  HL805
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the issue of global vaccine equity at the upcoming G7 meeting in Falmouth.  HL806
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the WHO Director-General’s remarks on 9 April that bi-lateral vaccine donations exacerbated global vaccine inequality, how many vaccines they have donated (1) to individual nations, and (2) to the COVAX programme; and what plans they have to support to the COVAX initiative further.  HL807
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Baroness Scott of Needham Market to ask Her Majesty's Government on what date the Motor Vehicle Stakeholder Working Group last met to discuss Traffic Protection Orders on Green Lanes; and further to the recommendation in the report by the Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006 The Countryside at a crossroads, (Session 2017–19, HL Paper 99), publ… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value to taxpayers of over £4 million per annum being paid from NHS Trust budgets to cover the cost of NHS Providers.  HL809
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost for an NHS community-based mental health session.  HL810
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost for an NHS community-based cataract operation.  HL811
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost for an NHS Ambulance emergency response.  HL812
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to restart the UK Partnerships for Health Systems Programme once the temporary cut to the Official Development Assistance budget is restored to 0.7 per cent of Gross National Income.  HL813
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the establishment of their COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce, announced on 20 April.  HL814
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) remit, and (2) powers, of the COVID-19 Antivirals Taskforce; to whom will the Chair of the Taskforce report; and by what date.  HL815
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the number of EU citizens refused entry to the UK in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.  HL816
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government how many EU citizens were detained on entry to the UK in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020; and what guidance they issue to immigration staff on making decisions about detention on entry.  HL817
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that there has been a change in attitude among Border Force officers towards EU citizens arriving in the UK since 1 January.  HL818
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The Lord Bishop of Southwark to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the EU Settlement Scheme beyond 30 June.  HL819
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Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the case for recognising Palestine as a State, (2) the benefits for the peace process of the government of Israel negotiating with a Palestinian state instead of different factions, and (3) the effectiveness of international aid for Gaza being directed to a Palestinian state rather than… 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 assessment they have made of a report by TheCityUK Cryptoassets: Shaping UK regulation for innovation and global leadership', published on 25 May; and what steps they are taking to encourage crypto-based innovation in the UK.  HL821
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist financial technology companies in pursuing environmentally sustainable technology.  HL822
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prepare further financial support packages for the night-time entertainment industry affected by COVID-19 restrictions.  HL823
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they are taking to support small businesses in filling job vacancies in the hospitality sector.  HL824
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Lord Triesman to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are providing to national teams visiting the UK for the upcoming UEFA European Football Championship tournament about the public display of partisan flags or other signs in the context of conflict in the Middle East and the implications for crowd unrest.  HL825
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