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House of Lords Business

See what is going on in the House of Lords today, as well as what has happened since June 2017. This includes the relevant Order Paper, Minutes of Proceedings, questions tabled and edition of House of Lords Business. These documents can also all be downloaded.

Questions for Written Answer for 7 July 2021

Tabled on 6 July and due for answer by 20 July.

Lord Burnett to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost, and over what period, for the introduction of the Royal Marines Future Commando Force.  HL1753
Answered
Lord Coaker to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications they have (1) received, and (2) processed, since the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy launched in April.  HL1754
Answered
The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have been resettled under its Vulnerable Persons Resettlement scheme since the scheme restarted.  HL1755
Answered
Lord Framlingham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every olive tree imported into the UK is inspected for disease.  HL1756
Answered
Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of charging awarding organisations for the approval of qualifications and the effect of this on the qualifications sector.  HL1757
Answered
Baroness Helic to ask Her Majesty's Government how many UK experts have been deployed to Ethiopia to advise on the safe collection and preservation of evidence relating to sexual violence.  HL1758
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the recent Employment Appeal Tribunal judgment that gender critical beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010, what steps they are taking to ensure that female prisoners will not suffer any detriment if they profess gender critical beliefs.  HL1759
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 28 April (HL15156), what assessment they have made of their compliance with the Public Sector Equality Duty, particularly section 149 (1b) of the Equality Act 2010.  HL1760
Answered
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Employment Appeals Tribunal judgment that gender critical beliefs are protected under the Equality Act 2010; and what impact that judgement will have, if any, on current female prisoners in relation to biologically male transgender prisoners.  HL1761
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many military personnel are (1) not yet vaccinated against COVID-19, and (2) currently having to isolate.  HL1762
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the worst case scenario for flu deaths ahead of the 2021–22 winter flu season.  HL1763
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact the 2019–20 winter flu season on the UK economy.  HL1764
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to expand flu testing, including through (1) at-home testing, and (2) testing in the community, in 2021–22.  HL1765
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the efficacy of the current pathway to test and treat influenza.  HL1766
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why the White Cliffs Site for the Inland Border facility is being reduced to 25 per cent of its original size; and what plans they have to sell off the rest of the site.  HL1767
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reduction in the planned size of the Inland Border Facility at the White Cliffs Site, whether they still expect that the North Downs Way will need to be rerouted; and if so, (1) when they expect construction at that site to commence, and (2) why it has not already begun.  HL1768
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to undertake works to mitigate the impact of lighting at the Sevington Inland Border facility.  HL1769
Answered
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs are no longer planning to carry out animal checks at the White Cliffs Site; and where they plan to locate a suitable facility for such checks.  HL1770
Answered
Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the accuracy of the NHS COVID-19 contact tracing app in identifying close contacts with people who test positive for the virus.  HL1771
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the recycling rates of (1) London, and (2) the core cities of England; and what steps they are taking to improve the rates of the poorest performing cities.  HL1772
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of hospitalisations and deaths from COVID-19 before restrictions would need to be implemented again.  HL1773
Answered
Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government when the International Development strategy will be published; and what plans they have to consult (1) non-governmental organisations, and (2) Parliament, in the development of that strategy.  HL1774
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Baroness Sugg to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are developing new frameworks for working on open societies, conflict and multilateralism; if so when they will be published; and what plans they have to consult (1) non-governmental organisations, and (2) Parliament, in the development of such frameworks.  HL1775
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by British Future Our Chance to Reconnect, published in March; and what steps they are taking to make it easier for people to volunteer in their local community.  HL1776
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by London First Central Government's Role in Helping London Drive Recovery, published in May; and what plans they have to introduce a London Careers Service to provide tailored and flexible support to (1) young Londoners transitioning from education to employment, and (2) adults who… 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 survey by People 1st International Future Talent in Hospitality, published in June; and what steps they are taking to assist hospitality students to pursue a career in the industry.  HL1778
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the total cost to employers of retaining employees who are currently using the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme once the scheme ends.  HL1779
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Lord Truscott to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 6 July (HL 1576) and her remarks on 30 June (HL Deb, col 793) that HMS Defender was “conducting an innocent passage through a stretch of water open to international navigation”, what military operation HMS Defender was engaged in on the Black Sea on 23 June.  HL1780
Answered
Lord Tyrie to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to requiring all political parties represented in the House of Commons to publish party membership numbers.  HL1781
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