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Questions for Written Answer for 17 June 2021

Tabled on 16 June and due for answer by 30 June.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the UK Resettlement Scheme since March; how many people have been resettled to the UK since March; from which countries those people originated; and, further to their announcement on 17 June 2019, what progress they have made in introducing the mechanism for emergency res… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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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 discussions they have had with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) as to why the decision of the Court was not ap… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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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), whether they have discussed with the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) the reasons for not bringing charges in relation… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government in which city the headquarters of Great British Railways will be located.  HL1148
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff from (1) the Department for Transport, (2) Network Rail, (3) the Rail Delivery Group, and (4) the Office of Rail and Road, are expected to transfer to Great British Railways.  HL1149
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the legislation required to implement the Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail will repeal the (1) Railways Act 1993, (2) Railways Act 2005, and (3) Railways (Access, Management and Licensing of Railway Undertakings) Regulations 2016.  HL1150
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Department of Transport Great British Railways: The Williams-Shapps Plan for Rail, published on 20 May, in respect of the UK’s railways over the past decade, how much have wages increased; how much inflation has occurred; and what was the increase in (1) passenger numbers, (2) passenger kilometres, and (3)… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what categories of persons are exempt from the normal application of death duties and under what circumstances; and which legislation enables any such exemptions.  HL1152
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Justice, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b) intends to replace, the word “mother” with the phrase “parent who has given birth”.  HL1153
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Home Office, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b) intends to replace, the word “mother” with the phrase “parent who has given birth”.  HL1154
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b) intends to replace, the word “mother” with the phrase “parent who has given birth”.  HL1155
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Defence, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b) intends to replace, the word “mother” with the phrase “parent who has given birth”.  HL1156
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department for International Trade, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b) intends to replace, the word “mother” with the phrase “parent who has given birth”.  HL1157
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government Legal Department, in any of its official (1) paperwork, (2) guidance, (3) instructions, (4) manuals, or (5) other documents, (a) has replaced, or (b) intends to replace, the word “mother” with the phrase “parent who has given birth”.  HL1158
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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 B status have been released.  HL1159
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Category B prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are currently serving a sentence on recall.  HL1160
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to roll out the Ministry of Justice’s temporary accommodation service for prison leavers to all probation regions in England and Wales.  HL1161
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent vulnerable women from returning to prison after they have been released from custody.  HL1162 [I]
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Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many personnel have been injured in the process of testing Ajax armoured vehicles; and how many of these personnel needed hospital treatment.  HL1163
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards implementing the agreement in the form of an exchange of notes with the government of the United States of America on Technology Safeguards associated with United States Participation in Space Launches from the United Kingdom.  HL1164
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish an assessment of the (1) global security, and (2) national security, impact of the agreement in the form of an exchange of notes between the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Government of the United States of America on Technology Safeguards associ… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of making health creation a priority for a post-COVID-19 health and social care service.  HL1166
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Health Creation Alliance Primary Care Networks and place-based working: addressing health inequalities in a COVID-19 world. A partners perspective, published on 13 April.  HL1167
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Health Creation Alliance Primary Care Networks and place-based working: addressing health inequalities in a COVID-19 world. A partners perspective, published on 13 April, what consideration they have given to ensuring every Primary Care Network employs a Strategic Relationship Development Lead whose role is t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the summary by the Health Creation Alliance Building Back Together: 10 key messages, published on 13 April.  HL1169
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that Integrated Care Systems (1) adopt, and (2) support, health creation.  HL1170
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England they estimate to be entitled to pension credit who are not claiming it, as a percentage of those eligible.  HL1171
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from the Northern Ireland Executive regarding allocations under the Community Renewal Fund.  HL1172
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the percentage allocation of funds under the Community Renewal Fund to each country in the United Kingdom.  HL1173
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Lord Grade of Yarmouth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of BBC World Service journalists working for the Persian language service by the authorities in Iran; and what representations they have made to the government of Iran about the harassment of journalists in that country.  HL1174
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to close the skills gap to ensure that there are sufficient numbers of qualified mechanics capable of maintaining and repairing electric vehicles before the ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars takes effect in 2030.  HL1175
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that tech companies providing advertising space for financial products do not host advertisements from rogue or scam operators, in order to ensure that consumers are protected.  HL1176
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Baroness Manzoor to ask Her Majesty's Government whether tech companies hosting advertisements for financial products from rogue or scam operators are responsible for those advertisements; and what plans they have to ensure that such companies are held accountable for any such advertisements.  HL1177
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Lord Moynihan to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the register of approved apprenticeship training providers to reopen to applicants.  HL1178
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to assess the methodology used to calculate the money owed to Equitable Life policyholders as part of the compensation scheme established under the Equitable Life (Payments) Act 2010, and (2) the accuracy of the figures produced by that methodology.  HL1179
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Lord Sheikh to ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the environmental impact caused by the fire on the X-Press Pearl on the coast of Sri Lanka; and what support they have provided to the government of Sri Lanka.  HL1180
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Liverpool’s UNESCO World Heritage status following the decision by the Secretary of State not to call in the planning application for the Everton Stadium.  HL1181
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to UNESCO to ensure that Liverpool does not lose its UNESCO World Heritage status.  HL1182
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what additional steps they are taking to provide financial support to industries with large proportions of freelancer workers.  HL1183
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Office for National Statistics Graduates Report Graduates’ labour market outcomes during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: occupational switches and skill mismatch, published on 8 March; and what assessment have they made of the finding that over 25 per cent of employed graduates are em… 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 UK Recruitment Diversity and Inclusion Index, published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and the Association of Professional Staffing Companies on 14 June; and what steps they are taking to support small businesses to report on staff diversity.  HL1185
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that skills training programmes in emerging job markets are accessible for unemployed individuals.  HL1186
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Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil claims against the Ministry of Defence have been rejected so far as a result of Part 2 of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021.  HL1187
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