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Questions for Written Answer for 28 June 2021

Tabled on 25 June and due for answer by 9 July.

Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending for environmental research on the achievement of their commitment to maintaining a place at the leading edge of science and technology.  HL1414
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reduction in Official Development Assistance spending, whether they will restore to its previous level the contribution to the Global Challenges Research Fund for international environmental projects in the next financial year.  HL1415
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent the transmission of disease through (1) imported, or (2) internally traded, bumblebees and bumblebee hives.  HL1416
Answered
Lord Blunkett to ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to monitor employers’ behaviour to ensure that they are meeting their public sector equality duties in respect of teachers with a disability.  HL1417
Answered
The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the answer by Lord Frost on 24 June (HL Deb, col 389), what are their reasons for considering that the music industry's proposal for a visa waiver arrangement is not "consistent with our requirement to retain discretion over our own immigration requirements".  HL1418
Answered
Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) a Member of Parliament in Northern Ireland, or (2) a Member of the Northern Ireland Assembly, will have a vote on new legislation brought forward to (a) amend, or (b) replace, the Annexes to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL1419
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in seeking compensation from the government of Libya for the victims of Libyan-supplied semtex used by the IRA.  HL1420
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the matter of compensation for the victims of Libyan-sponsored IRA terrorism was raised during their meeting with the interim Prime Minister of Libya on 24 June; and if so, what response they received.  HL1421
Answered
Lord Empey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which the government of Libya has complied with UN Security Council Resolutions pertaining to the freezing of Libyan assets, to justify a release of some or all of those assets.  HL1422
Answered
Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many metric tonnes of carbon emissions were released by shipping containers exporting waste from the UK in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020.  HL1423
Answered
Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many shipping containers the Environment Agency inspected in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020.  HL1424
Answered
Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many shipping containers were prevented from leaving the UK by the Environment Agency in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020; and what was the reason given for preventing them leaving.  HL1425
Answered
Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government how the Environment Agency ensures that waste is legally disposed of once it reaches another country.  HL1426
Answered
Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many operators were found by the Environment Agency to be illegally exporting waste in (1) 2018, (2) 2019, and (3) 2020.  HL1427
Answered
Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government how many plastic recycling facilities there were in England in (1) 2016, (2) 2017, (3) 2018, (4) 2019, (5) 2020, and (6) 2021.  HL1428
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether programmes supporting women and girls will be disproportionately impacted by the aid cuts; and if so, what plans they have to mitigate that impact.  HL1429
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a gendered assessment took place before the cuts to Official Development Assistance this year; and if so, (1) when this was carried out, and (2) how this was carried out.  HL1430
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cuts to Official Development Assistance have fallen equally across the (1) multi-lateral projects, (2) Non-Governmental Organisations, and (3) bilateral projects; and if not, what was the rationale in assigning how the cuts were going to be applied?  HL1431
Answered
Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of jobs being put at risk due to the cuts in Official Development Assistance.  HL1432
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Let the Music Move Campaign regarding the (1) restrictions, (2) costs, and (3) delays, for touring musicians arising from the settlement reached in the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement; and what assessment they have made of the statement by Sir Elton John on 10 June that the UK mu… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the decision by EE to impose roaming charges on new UK mobile phone users when using their phones in Europe, what plans they have to negotiate a deal with the EU to eliminate roaming charges for UK customers.  HL1434
Answered
Baroness McGregor-Smith to ask Her Majesty's Government whether passport scans at UK airports will reveal the vaccinated status of UK citizens; and if so, (1) how this information has been obtained, and (2) how the permission of UK citizens has been obtained to allow this information to be shared.  HL1435
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic benefits, if any, of astro-tourism in places awarded International Dark Sky Reserve status.  HL1436
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether the rate of loss of flying insects due to artificial light at night is increasing or decreasing.  HL1437
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution of the night lighting specified in newbuild housing on (1) greenfield, and (2) brownfield, developments to preserve dark skies.  HL1438
Answered
Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 24 June (HL1198), what assessment they have made, if any, of the economic benefits which might be realised if responsibility for roads in London were transferred from the Mayor of London and Transport for London to the Department for Transport and the formers' roa… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Department for Communities on the operation of the contract for Capita Business Services Ltd to carry out Personal Independence Payment assessments in Northern Ireland on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.  HL1440
Answered
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