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Questions for Written Answer for 13 July 2021

Tabled on 12 July and due for answer by 26 July.

Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received about the level of vaccination required for (1) prisoners, and (2) prison officers, in order to prevent future outbreaks of COVID-19 in prisons.  HL1874 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) prisoners, and (2) prison staff, have been offered the COVID-19 vaccine to date; and how many of these have declined.  HL1875 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many, and what proportion, of (1) prisoners, and (2) prison staff, have received (a) one, and (b) two, COVID-19 vaccinations to date.  HL1876 [I]
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Digital and Culture on 2 February (145005), with reference to the phrase "permanent short stay visa waiver for all current and future EU Member States", whether the term "permanent" was defined during the negotiations on the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.  HL18… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Digital and Culture on 29 June (21802) that "some touring activities are possible without needing visas or work permits in at least 17 out of 25 Member States", what assessment they have made of the varying time limits placed on such activities.  HL1878
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Minister for International Trade on 14 June (13157), whether the new trade deal agreed in principle will enable British musicians and performers to tour for up to 90 days every six months without a permit in Iceland and Liechtenstein.  HL1879
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost per annum of the Advanced Maths Premium scheme.  HL1880
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government how much they contribute per annum to support the Mandarin Excellence Programme.  HL1881
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of supporting Modern Foreign Languages Hubs.  HL1882
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost in each of the five years leading up to the UK's departure from the EU of the UK’s participation in the Erasmus and Erasmus+ programmes.  HL1883
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of restoring the Modern Foreign Languages bursary to its pre-2020/21 level of £26,000 per student.  HL1884
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Baroness Coussins to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost per annum of restoring the Language Teacher Training Scholarships.  HL1885
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Nigeria about the alleged extraordinary rendition of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra movement; and what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure he is (1) protected from torture, and (2) released.  HL1886
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Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how and where Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra movement, was arrested.  HL1887
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Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are making available to immigrants from Hong Kong; and, in particular, those settling in London.  HL1888
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Lord Goodlad to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will give students from Hong Kong domestic fee status at universities in England.  HL1889
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Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the commitment in their report The end-to-end rape review report on findings and actions, published on 18 June, that no victim will be left without a phone for more than 24 hours, whether this will be achieved by (1) providing a replacement phone, or (2) extracting the required information within that period; and, if the… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hamwee to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the (1) Cabinet Office, and (2) Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, have made of the impact of the UK not becoming a party to the Lugano Convention.  HL1891
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take as a result of the European Commission's rejection of the UK's application to join the Lugano Convention.  HL1892
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they take when they identify that new buildings or developments interrupt historic footpaths, bridlepaths or rights of way; and whether those steps include the creation of diversions to ensure such paths and rights of way are not lost.  HL1893
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to communicate (1) to affected patients, and (2) to the general public, that there are many people in the UK for whom COVID-19 vaccines do not offer the same level of protection as they do for the rest of the population.  HL1894
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimates they have made of the numbers of patients in England who remain clinically extremely vulnerable to COVID-19 as of 19 July because (1) the vaccines are not effective for them due to their underlying condition, or (2) they have not received a vaccine.  HL1895
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support immunocompromised or immunosuppressed people, who are not protected by the COVID-19 vaccines and are clinically extremely vulnerable to the virus, to protect themselves after 19 July.  HL1896
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the results of the inquiry by Lord Hunt of Tanworth in 1996 into allegations of a security service plot against Harold Wilson.  HL1897
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG Report on Jobs, published on 8 July; in particular, the finding that the availability of workers to fill vacancies fell at the quickest rates on record; and what steps they intend to take as a result.  HL1898
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how their plans for post-Brexit standards for compostability and microplastics compare to (1) European Union (EN 13432), (2) Australian (AS 5810), and (3) French (NFT 51-800), standards.  HL1899
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to ensure items labelled as home compostable do not contain microplastics.  HL1900
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the need for a UK (1) certification process, (2) verification process, and (3) labelling standards, for plastics labelled as home compostable, now that the UK has left the EU.  HL1901
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce new standards for home compostable plastics before their 2030 deadline of the roll-out of separate household food waste collection.  HL1902
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS hospital beds there were in (1) 2010, (2) 2015, and (3) 2020.  HL1903
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the manpower of the NHS Ambulance Service in England (1) in 2010, and (2) at present.  HL1904
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Lord Jones to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they provided for research and development to the (1) aerospace industry, (2) steel industry, and (3) manufacturing sector overall, in (a) 2010, and (b) 2020.  HL1905
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 July (HL Deb, col 1429), when the inquiry by the Independent Office for Police Conduct into the alleged misconduct by former Chief Constable Mr Mike Veale will be concluded; and when it will publish its report.  HL1906
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Williams of Trafford on 8 July (HL Deb, col 1429), what plans they have, if any, to establish an independent investigation of alleged misconduct during Operation Midland, including that of the Independent Office for Police Conduct.  HL1907
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government how many fixed penalty notices have been issued for illegal use of e-scooters in each of the last three months.  HL1908
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government how many points have been added to driving licences for the illegal use of e-scooters in each of the last three months.  HL1909
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Baroness McIntosh of Pickering to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to regulate use of e-scooters, including compulsory insurance cover on their use.  HL1910
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of people in Afghanistan who are not Muslim; and what plans they have, if any, to offer such individuals asylum.  HL1911
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for public engagement on climate change mitigations ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in October–November.  HL1912
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Environment Bill to introduce a legally binding target to halt and reverse the decline of nature.  HL1913
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce a target to reduce their environmental footprint by 75 per cent by 2030.  HL1914
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government, in relation to the Common Frameworks programme, what plans they have to support measures on reporting policy divergence between Great Britain and Northern Ireland through the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland.  HL1915
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for further discussions with the Northern Ireland Executive regarding the need to complete their scrutiny of the outstanding Common Frameworks.  HL1916
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Common Frameworks scrutiny process; and what is the expected date for completion of the (1) examination, and (2) final publication, of all Frameworks.  HL1917
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to part 3.1 of the policy paper Global Britain in a Competitive Age, the Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy, published on 16 March, what "doctrinal threats" they believe would warrant a nuclear response.  HL1918
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The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what considerations they have given to replicating the Pool Re insurance model to help resolve the insurance premium increases faced by leaseholders in developments with building and fire safety defects.  HL1919
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to protect the education of Palestinian children in areas occupied and controlled by Israel.  HL1920
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Palestinian girls under Israeli interrogation and imprisonment.  HL1921
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Lord Stone of Blackheath to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the (1) licensing, and (2) use, of Ivermectin in both the (a) treatment, and (b) prevention, of COVID-19.  HL1922
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with UK businesses regarding the need for more EU nationals to be permitted to work in the UK; and what steps they are taking as a result.  HL1923
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of increased remote working on employee wellbeing; and what steps they are taking to ensure employers prevent employee burnout.  HL1924
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to introduce a long-term funding deal for Transport for London to support a return to work in London.  HL1925
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to replace the Tradeshow Access Programme Scheme in order (1) to enable Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to compete on a level playing field against international competitors, and (2) to retain the UK's status as a global maritime leader.  HL1926
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Benyon on 29 June (HL1134), what plans they have to ensure that those with farm business tenancies will not be excluded from taking part in the long-term commitments for soil, biodiversity and landscape envisaged by the Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery elements of the Environmental Lan… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Teverson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to prevent the landlords of those on farm business tenancies from serving notice to quit on those tenants, in order to participate in the Local Nature Recovery and Landscape Recovery elements of the Environmental Land Management Scheme.  HL1928
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the expected final (1) completion date, and (2) cost, of Crossrail; and what lessons are there, if any, for the HS2 project.  HL1929
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to UK ports to develop their shore power facilities.  HL1930
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what investment they are providing to support the growth of green shipbuilding in the UK.  HL1931
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether subsea cable repair ships should be classified as warships.  HL1932
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made as to whether  Global Marine Group is the only UK-based company that (1) lays, and (2) maintains, communications cables; and what discussions, if any, they have had with the firm about this capability.  HL1933
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) Australian, and (2) Canadian, subsea cable maintenance regimes.  HL1934
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