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Questions for Written Answer for 16 June 2021

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

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Wolfson of Tredegar on 14 June concerning recent acquittals in the case of perverting the Court of Justice in relation to the Hillsborough disaster (HL Deb, cols 1668–71), what plans they have to ask the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to revert to the practice of earlier DPPs of publishin… 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 decision of the Office of the Prosecutor in Belgium to use universal jurisdiction to prosecute war crimes and atrocities in Tigray; and what plans they have, if any, to consider taking similar action.  HL1098
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible (1) advantages, and (2) disadvantages, of introducing a licensing system for cyclists.  HL1099
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many category C prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are currently held in category A prisons.  HL1100
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many category C prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are currently held in category B prisons.  HL1101
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many category A prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are currently serving a sentence on recall.  HL1102
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence and given a category A status have been released.  HL1103
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many awards above OBE level were made to people who were (1) living in, and (2) working or providing service to, the South Yorkshire area at the time of their nomination for The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021.  HL1104
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many awards above OBE level were made to people who were (1) living in, and (2) working or providing service to, the Sheffield City Region at the time of their nomination for The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021.  HL1105
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Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings the (1) Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, and (2) Minister of State for Digital and Culture, have had with representatives from the Local Government Association or local Council representatives, since March 2020.  HL1106
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Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how many representatives from local councils are members of the (1) Cultural Renewal Taskforce, and (2) Cultural Recovery Board.  HL1107
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Lord Browne of Belmont to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported statement by President Macron that Northern Ireland is not a full part of the United Kingdom.  HL1108
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent court judgment which found that they had acted unlawfully when awarding a contract to Public First, what steps they will now take to ensure that all contracts which they enter into are lawful.  HL1109
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Review of Sexual Abuse in Schools and Colleges by Ofsted, published on 10 June, what steps they are taking to discourage sexual harassment of young people in schools and colleges.  HL1110
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for the reform of the World Trade Organisation.  HL1111
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to encourage housing development on brownfield sites.  HL1112
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on the UK economy of the current level of inflation in the USA.  HL1113
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of a trade agreement with Australia on agriculture in Less Favoured Areas.  HL1114
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Armenia in 2021/22.  HL1115
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Azerbaijan in 2021/22.  HL1116
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2021/22.  HL1117
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how much bilateral official development assistance they expect to provide to Montenegro in 2021/22.  HL1118
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Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to legislate for language and cultural matters in Northern Ireland which are currently devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly.  HL1119
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions will apply to camps for schoolchildren this summer under COVID-19 regulations.  HL1120
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with ministerial colleagues in the Northern Ireland Executive on the extent of COVID-19 testing in Northern Ireland.  HL1121
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with ministerial colleagues in the Northern Ireland Executive on the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccination programmes in Northern Ireland.  HL1122
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people work for the Clearing House for Freedom of Information requests.  HL1123
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Freedom of Information requests have been dealt with by the Clearing House in each of the last three years.  HL1124
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the criteria for Freedom of Information requests to be passed to the Clearing House.  HL1125
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Freedom of Information requests dealt with by the Clearing House have not been from those working for publications in each year since its inception.  HL1126
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Lord Scriven to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what the annual budget is for the running of the Clearing House for Freedom of Information requests, and (2) to give a breakdown of that budget.  HL1127
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Baroness Sherlock to ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been spent to date from the up to £6 million commitment for Armed Forces Champions which was made in 2019.  HL1128
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Baroness Stroud to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 23 April (HL14837) in which he said that the Department of Health and Social Care had made "no assessment" of the ability to screen for ectopic pregnancies via telemedicine abortion services, how they are ensuring that the clinical guidance set by the Royal College of Obstetricians an… 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 the report by the Henley Business School The Equity Effect, published on 7 June; and what steps they are taking to encourage businesses to have racially diverse workforces.  HL1130
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by Timewise The Impact of Covid-19 on Part-Time Employees, published in June; and what steps they are taking to support the creation of jobs with flexible working hours.  HL1131
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include social media awareness and training in the national curriculum.  HL1132
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the higher technical education provider growth fund is accessible to all (1) colleges, and (2) universities.  HL1133
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prioritise reform of the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995 to provide greater security for tenants occupying their farms on farm business tenancies.  HL1134
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve security of tenure for farm business tenants occupying land under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.  HL1135
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to agricultural productivity, sustainability and environmental improvement of (1) the average length of term on farm business tenancies being 3.21 years, and (2) almost 90 per cent of all new farm business tenancies being let for five years or less.  HL1136
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government what consultations they held with higher education institutions in England before they decided to extend the provision of home fees for students from the Crown Dependencies to all higher education institutions.  HL1137
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Lord Wallace of Saltaire to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the governments of the Crown Dependencies on the allocation of costs for the extension of home fees to all students and institutions in England before that decision was announced.  HL1138
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to progress the proposed Convention for the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Humanity.  HL1139
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they contract any company (1) to run part of, or (2) to approve applications for, the Kickstart Scheme; if so, what are the names of those companies; what are their roles and responsibilities; and how much are the contracts worth.  HL1140
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money in total they have paid to employers through a Kickstart Scheme grant.  HL1141
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Universal Credit claimants are (1) black, (2) Asian, (3) other ethnic minority, (4) white, (5) male, and (6) female.  HL1142
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government how often the Working Group on Child Trust Funds, announced by the Ministry of Justice in December 2020, has met.  HL1143
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Lord Young of Cookham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Working Group on Child Trust Funds, announced by the Ministry of Justice in December 2020, has produced a report.  HL1144
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