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Questions for Written Answer for 14 June 2021

Tabled on 10 June and due for answer by 24 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support low and middle-income countries in Africa; and what recent assessment they have made of the potential effect of reductions in the UK aid budget on support to those countries.  HL984
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification Acute Food Insecurity Analysis May – September, published on 10 June, which found that that in Tigray “350,000 people are suffering from catastrophic levels of hunger”; and what assessment they have made of the call from the Food… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make a statement on the activities of the British Council in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  HL986
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Baroness Barker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women have travelled to the British mainland to receive abortion care since the establishment of a legal framework for abortion in Northern Ireland on 31 March 2020.  HL987
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Baroness Benjamin to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that Ofcom’s regulation of the BBC is enhanced in the next five years.  HL988
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential use of import substitution in the UK.  HL989
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to work with the NHS to change perceptions around organ donation to make it an expected part of care when a potential donor dies.  HL990
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Lord Foster of Bath to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the government of Israel regarding reports of the forced displacement of Palestinian families in Silwan.  HL991
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time police officers there were in each police force area in England and Wales in 2019.  HL992
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government how many police constables there were in each police force area in England and Wales in 2019.  HL993
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government how many police community support officers there were in each police force area in England and Wales in 2019.  HL994
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time police officers there were in each police force area in England and Wales in 2020.  HL995
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government how many police constables there were in each police force area in England and Wales in 2020.  HL996
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Lord Hay of Ballyore to ask Her Majesty's Government how many police community support officers there were in each police force area in England and Wales in 2020.  HL997
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Baroness Healy of Primrose Hill to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support vulnerable women leaving prison by ensuring (1) access to housing, (2) access to benefits and employment, and (3) access to health services.  HL998
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that there is a connected bridle-ways network for horse riders so that they can avoid roads and the dangers posed by increased traffic.  HL999
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that bridle-paths are prevented from being tarmacked.  HL1000
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to open more farmland and off-road areas for horse riders.  HL1001
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the danger that cyclists can pose to horse riders; and what plans they have to mitigate this danger on shared routes.  HL1002
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Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money in each of the past five years was raised by the BBC licensing fee; how such fees were collected; and what was the (1) total collection cost, and (2) average cost per fee of collection.  HL1003
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Baroness Hoey to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the level of government funding to the BBC in each of the last five years for (1) the BBC World Service, (2) BBC Media Action, and (3) other funding streams; and what decisions have been made, if any, to provide the BBC with funding to replace EU payments that will or have ceased.  HL1004
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many COVID-19 vaccinations have been given to (1) prisoners, and (2) prison officers; and what effect, if any, the vaccinations are having on isolation periods for prisoners in their cells.  HL1005
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential consequences of a takeover of Bacanora Lithium by Ganfeng Lithium; and in particular, whether such a takeover could restrict the UK's access to lithium supplies.  HL1006
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many additional Border Force staff have been mobilised since 17 May to reduce the queueing time at passport control in Heathrow Airport; and what is the average queueing time at passport control on arrival at Heathrow.  HL1007
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the humanitarian situation in South Sudan; by how much UK aid to South Sudan will be cut as part of the reduction in the Official Development Assistance budget; how any such cut will represent value to UK taxpayers; and whether the details of any such cuts have been provided to the government… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what explanation, if any, they have sought from the government of Russia for the treatment of Andrei Pivovarov, who was arrested on 31 May and subsequently charged with belonging to an ‘undesirable’ organisation.  HL1009
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to reports of design flaws in the Ajax armoured fighting vehicles, what is the timetable for delivery of the Ajax Armoured Vehicle programme; and what assessment they have made of whether the programme will be delivered (1) on time, and (2) in budget.  HL1010
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government how many job vacancies there are in England; what assessment they have made as to whether there are sufficient workers available to fill those vacancies, particularly in the (1) IT and computing, and (2) hospitality, sectors; and what plans they have to address any skills gaps.  HL1011
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The Marquess of Lothian to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the detention of Uighurs in (1) Egypt, (2) the UAE, and (3) Saudi Arabia; and their forced deportation to China at the request of the government of China since 2017.  HL1012
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Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty's Government how many hospitalised COVID-19 patients also had cardiovascular disease; of these, what is the breakdown by (1) age, (2) sex, and (3) region; and how many of these patients had atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease.  HL1013
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Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they are giving to managing cardiovascular diseases after the COVID-19 pandemic; what steps they intend to take (1) to better manage this disease, and (2) to work with international partners to reduce its incidence to meet (a) the WHO goal in 2025, and (b) the UN Sustainable Development Goal in 2030.  HL1014
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Baroness McDonagh to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise the management of cardiovascular diseases with (1) G7 countries, and (2) G20 countries; and whether any such plans include sharing the best practice set out in the Public Health England Strategy 2020–2025, published 10 September 2019.  HL1015
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on global landmine casualty rates of reducing funding to humanitarian mine action programmes.  HL1016
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Kingdom plans to use its presidency of the Convention on Cluster Munitions to encourage Angola to ratify the treaty.  HL1017
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Baroness Northover to ask Her Majesty's Government what role the United Kingdom is playing in responding to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan; and to what extent this includes the clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war.  HL1018
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why meetings arranged with relevant councils in Kent on the planned White Cliffs Inland Border Facility have been cancelled; why no such meetings on this planned facility have been held since March; and why the reasons for the cancellation of these meetings have not been explained to local residents and councillors.  HL1019
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of light pollution from the Sevington inland border facility; and whether they plan to reduce the size of this facility given its levels of use.  HL1020
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of why the use of the inland border facilities in Kent was less than was predicted prior to the end of the Transition period with the European Union.  HL1021
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Baroness Royall of Blaisdon to ask Her Majesty's Government what specific measures will be included in the Ministry of Justice’s temporary accommodation service for prison leavers to address the complex needs of vulnerable women.  HL1022
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent G7 global taxation agreement, what plans they have to require (1) public country-by-country reporting for UK based multinationals, and (2) enhanced tax reporting, to increase transparency and better ascertain the tax liabilities of UK multinationals.  HL1023
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement that the Belgium Gambling Commission will be running a gambling awareness campaign during this summer’s UEFA European Football Championship, what plans they have to advertise gambling support services during the tournament.  HL1024
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the delay to the start of  the General Practice Data for Planning and Research programme, by what date must patients let their GPs know they wish to opt out.  HL1025
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government when the HIV Action Plan will be published.  HL1026
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to enable pre-exposure prophylaxis treatment for HIV to be accessed in (1) GP practices, and (2) community pharmacies.  HL1027
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had regarding the development of the HIV Action Plan with (1) women (2) Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities, (3) traveller communities, and (4) trans, non-binary, and gender diverse individuals.  HL1028
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards meeting the recommendation in the HIV commission report How England Will End New Cases of HIV, published 30 November 2020, that all late HIV diagnoses should be investigated as serious incidents by the National Institute for Health Protection.  HL1029
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards meeting the recommendation in the HIV commission report How England Will End New Cases of HIV, published 30 November 2020, that the Government must review and assess the impact of current policies and legislation that need improvement.  HL1030
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