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Questions for Written Answer for 21 June 2021

Tabled on 17 June and due for answer by 1 July.

Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 15 June (HL Deb col 1767), what plans they have to compensate suppliers and customers, including in the air travel and holiday let sectors, who lost money because of changes to COVID-19 restrictions made at short notice which prevented delivery of the service without breaking the la… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Barran on 15 June (HL711), whether they will Place in the Library of the House a copy of the high level policy directions issued to The National Lottery Community Fund on the allocation of dormant assets funding.  HL1189
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence are waiting for a place on an offender behaviour programme, broken down by prison; and what is the average waiting time at each prison for a prisoner with an Imprisonment for Public Protection sentence to obtain a place on such a course.  HL1190 [I]
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Lord Clement-Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to implement the recommendations of the Final Report by the Gigabit Take-up Advisory Group, published in June.  HL1191
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions exist, if any, on the volume levels of motorcycle exhausts when travelling (1) on dual carriageways, and (2) on roads with a lower speed restriction.  HL1192
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government what motorcycle exhaust volume levels are permitted under current legislation; and whether the legislation only relates to tests undertaken as part of type conformity permissions.  HL1193
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Lord German to ask Her Majesty's Government how any post-manufacture alteration to a motor cycle exhaust system is monitored to ensure that any changes conform with legislation.  HL1194
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Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government ho many non-disclosure agreements and personal confidentiality agreements have the Department for International Trade signed with stakeholders in relation to negotiations and the final text of the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement.  HL1195
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Baroness Hayman of Ullock to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the use of unenriched hen cages in Australia, (2) how such cages comply with British standards, and (3) whether eggs and egg products from hens caged this way will qualify for zero import tariffs under the in-principle Free Trade Agreement agreed on 15 June.  HL1196
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had, or plan to have, with the government of Turkey on their unilateral military operations in the Dohuk province of Iraq and, in particular, whether they raised, or intend to raise, in any such discussions the reports of (1) the bombing of civilian areas in Metina, Zap and Avashin, and (2) the use of white pho… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits that might be realised if responsibility for roads in London was transferred from the Mayor of London and Transport for London to the Department for Transport.  HL1198
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Lord Pendry to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with (1) carers’ unions, and (2) other bodies representing carers, before taking the decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for those working as carers.  HL1199
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) rent prices, and (2) availability of housing, in the private rented sector in England and Wales.  HL1200
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to establish a landlord–tenant conciliation service to deal with private rental issues; and if so, when.  HL1201
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent consideration they have given to ensuring that there is (1) compensation, and (2) support, available to those affected by the collapse of Equitable Life.  HL1202
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give residents, tenants and leaseholders the right to access their building's fire risk assessment.  HL1203
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact that the updated guidance on external wall fire review processes (the EWS1 form) will have on the ability of leaseholders to sell their leases.  HL1204
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of leaseholders unable to sell their leases because of (1) cladding issues not addressed by the financial scheme to support cladding removal, and (2) fire safety issues other than cladding.  HL1205
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support those who have been unable to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme because of the pandemic.  HL1206
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support (1) individuals, and (2) communities, who face barriers to applying to the EU Settlement Scheme online.  HL1207
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of (a) accidents, and (b) injuries, resulting from the use of e-scooters in (i) designated trial zones, and (ii) other areas.  HL1208
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of pedestrian injuries as a result of e-scooter use in (a) designated trial zones, and (b) other areas.  HL1209
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of e-scooters that have been (a) sold, and (b) rented, in the UK in (i) designated pilot areas, and (ii) other areas.  HL1210
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what data they (1) hold, and (2) are collecting, on the number of e-scooters that are in use in (a) designated pilot areas, and (b) other areas.  HL1211
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Lord Shinkwin to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have been had with (1) Local Authorities, (2) disability charities, and (3) Disabled People’s Organisations, to ensure (a) the effective monitoring of e-scooter pilots, (b) the enforcement of the law regarding e-scooter pilots, and (c) the effective protection of disabled and visually impaired pedestrians.  HL1212
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Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Freedom of Information requests were considered by the Cabinet Office's Clearing House in each of the last ten years; and how many of these were (1) answered in full, (2) answered in part, and (3) refused, broken down by the statutory grounds for refusal.  HL1213
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Lord Stunell to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to instruct the Office of Nuclear Regulation to investigate the recent problems at the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong, China, in order to inform the commissioning of any similar plants in the United Kingdom.  HL1214
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Lord Watson of Invergowrie to ask Her Majesty's Government why the document Delivering World-Class Teacher Development, published on 8 June, contains no reference to universities.  HL1215
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government how many ships are used by (1) the Marine Management Organisation, and (2) Marine Scotland, to enforce fishery rules in United Kingdom waters, broken down by type of vessel.  HL1216
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to increase the size of the Royal Navy Overseas Patrol Squadron.  HL1217
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the similarities in design between the Taishan Nuclear Power Plant in Guangdong, China, and the plant being built at Hinkley Point C; and whether any changes to the Hinkley Point C design are being planned as a result of the recent problems at Taishan.  HL1218
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