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Questions for Written Answer for 25 June 2021

Tabled on 24 June and due for answer by 8 July.

Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the terms of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the provision of services into the European Union apply equally to UK citizens living in (1) EU, (2) EEA and (3) EFTA, countries, so that they can provide services outside their host state.  HL1368
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Lord Aberdare to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement on the provision of services into the EU by UK citizens living in (1) EU, (2) EEA and (3) EFTA, countries; and what steps they intend to take to reduce or offset that impact.  HL1369
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, published on 21 June; and what steps they are taking to hold to account perpetrators of violations against… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Anelay of St Johns to ask Her Majesty's Government how they will reflect the children and armed conflict agenda within the strategic conflict agenda.  HL1371
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Baroness Blake of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the knowledge and understanding school Designated Safeguarding Leads (DSLs) have of child sexual abuse; and what training DSLs receive to help them to respond appropriately.  HL1372
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Baroness Blake of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide an update on their work with the Centre of Expertise on Child Sexual Abuse to support Designated Safeguarding Leads in schools to identify and respond to child sexual abuse.  HL1373
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Baroness Blake of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide an update on the progress made towards improving children’s social workers’ ability to identify and respond to child sexual abuse as part of the Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy, published on 22 January.  HL1374
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent, if at all, they monitor the information provided by Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in response to questions on (1) grants, and (2) loans, for compliance with their obligations under the General Data Protection Regulation; and if they conduct such monitoring, what assessment they have made as to whether the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Campbell-Savours to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they made representations on the use of Oxo-Biodegradable plastics to the European Approval Authorities, prior to that body’s decision to ban such products for use in agriculture in favour of bio-based resin from starch and lactic acid based products.  HL1376
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of providing a government-backed insurance indemnity package against the risk of cancellation for festivals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic  HL1377
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many fines have been given out in relation to offences involving (1) trial e-scooters, and (2) private e-scooters, since the trials began.  HL1378
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued connected to the use of (1) trial e-scooters, and (2) private e-scooters, since the trials began.  HL1379
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many drivers' licence penalty points have been issued in relation to the use of (1) trial e-scooters, and (2) private e-scooters, since the trials began.  HL1380
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Accident and Emergency hospital visits have been related to the riding  of (1) trial e-scooters, and (2) private e-scooters, since the trials began.  HL1381
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the findings in the Emergency Medical Journal report E-scooter incidents in Berlin: an evaluation of risk factors and injury patterns, published on 7 June, that one in five riders were over the legal drink limit and only one in 100 were wearing a helmet, would be comparable in… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) complaints e-scooter trial companies have received, and (2) journeys have been taken in total, since the start of the trials.  HL1383
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many taxpayer-funded apprentices are due to begin work in the next six months on (1) HS2, (2) Hinkley Point C, and (3) CrossRail.  HL1384
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reasons for the recent increase in COVID-19 cases in Cornwall.  HL1385
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) what assessment they have made of the increase in the rat population in the UK, and (2) what steps they are taking to ensure that environmental health officials have sufficient resources to deal with this issue.  HL1386
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Food and Drink Federation Trade Snapshot: Q1 2021, published on 18 June, what assessment they have made of whether the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement is connected to a 47 per cent reduction in UK food exports to the EU between Q1 2020 and Q1 2021.  HL1387
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Environment Agency is taking to prevent Amazon destroying unsold stock.  HL1388
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice the Environment Agency has given Amazon about the need to (1) separate, (2) re-use, and (3) recycle, unwanted stock.  HL1389
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government how much Amazon has paid in charges under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2013 in each of the last three years.  HL1390
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of deploying British armed forces personnel to Northern Ireland in response to the opposition to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL1391
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Lord Kilclooney to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were vaccinated against the common flu in the past 12 months; and how this figure compares with the previous 12 months.  HL1392
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of freedom of (1) religion, and (2) belief, in Pakistan; and what is their strategy for supporting those freedoms in that country.  HL1393
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to engage with (1) religious, and (2) belief, leaders in Pakistan about the state of freedom of (a) religion, and (b) belief, in that country; and what support they are providing to help those leaders address any matters of concern.  HL1394
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The Lord Bishop of Leeds to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Pakistan concerning the state of freedom of (1) religion, and (2) belief, in that country; and what support they have offered that government to protect those freedoms.  HL1395
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government when travel restrictions will be lifted to allow travel from the UK to the United States of America.  HL1396
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to assist children who have not returned to school during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL1397
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ivermectin is being considered to treat mild cases of COVID-19.  HL1398
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they are taking to discourage plastic packaging.  HL1399
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government what public expenditure has been incurred on the (1) Traders’ Support Scheme, (2) the Movement Assistance Scheme, and (3) other such programmes for the support of Northern Ireland businesses operating under the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland; and whether they have estimated the full expenditure for 2021.  HL1400
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people arriving from red list countries subject to hotel quarantine and who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have tested positive for that virus.  HL1401
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Lord Oates to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people arriving from amber list countries subject to home quarantine and who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 have tested positive for that virus.  HL1402
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the contracts awarded to (1) Capita Business Services Ltd, and (2) Independent Assessment Services, to carry out Personal Independence Payment assessments, broken down by region.  HL1403
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to (1) review, and (2) update, what constitutes a designated ‘rural area’ within the terms of section 157 of the Housing Act 1985 with a view to including more smaller rural communities.  HL1404
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have launched a pilot scheme to gather data on the needs of migrant victims of domestic violence; if so, when it will conclude; and when they expect to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence.  HL1405
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what technical support, if any, they have offered to Nabil Adeeb and the inquiry he leads in investigating the June 2019 massacres in Sudan, particularly regarding the analysis of video evidence.  HL1406
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The Earl of Sandwich to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many people have been displaced as a result of the volcanic eruption on St Vincent island in April; and what financial contribution they have made so far to the relief efforts.  HL1407
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations, if any, they plan to make to the UN Secretary-General about the absence of the Saudi Arabian and Emirati-led Coalition from the annual report by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict, published on 21 June; and what steps they are taking to hold to account perpetrators of violations against children.  H… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Stern to ask Her Majesty's Government how the children and armed conflict agenda will be reflected within the strategic conflict agenda.  HL1410
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to publish a consultation on fixed recovery costs for clinical negligence claims; and if so, when.  HL1411
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Baroness Thornton to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish NHS Resolution's annual report.  HL1412
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Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to publish a forecast for the take up of the British National (Overseas) visa over (1) 12 months, (2) three years, and (3) five years.  HL1413 [I]
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