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Questions for Written Answer for 14 July 2021

Tabled on 13 July and due for answer by 27 July.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the anti-government demonstrations in Cuba, and (2) the reports of the forcible detention of religious leaders in that country.  HL1935
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the United States of America following (1) the concerns that government have expressed about the Cuban leadership’s “calls to combat”, and (2) the US President's statement that he stands with the Cuban people.  HL1936
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the reported military cooperation between the governments of Russia and Ethiopia; and in particular, the impact of any such military cooperation on the situation in Tigray.  HL1937
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the decision by the government of France to withdraw more than 2000 troops from the Sahel for the British forces sent to Mali last year, including any plans to (1) increase the UK presence, or to (2) withdraw our military presence.  HL1938
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications of the decision by the government of France to withdraw more than 2000 troops from the Sahel on the advancement of Jihadist activities in (1) Mali, (2) the wider Sahelian region, and (3) Nigeria.  HL1939
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all new motor vehicles will be sold with automatic speed limiters from 2022.  HL1940
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: 2020, published on 13 July, which found that 56 per cent of car drivers and 58 per cent of van drivers broke the 30mph speed limit, what steps they intend to take to reduce levels of speeding.  HL1941
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 12 July (HL1445), what assessment they have made of the social and economic value of Hammersmith Bridge beyond the boundaries of the local authorities it connects; and what plans they have to review whether such strategic assets of wide economic value are best owned by local au… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) median, and (2) mean, length of stay in days for sentenced prisoners at each women's prison for each of the last 10 years.  HL1943 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) median, and (2) mean, length of stay in days for remanded prisoners at each women’s prison for each of the last 10 years.  HL1944 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the (1) median, and (2) mean, length of stay in days for prisoners at each women’s prison who have been (a) remanded pre-trial, and (b) remanded pre- sentence, for each of the last 10 years.  HL1945 [I]
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether their Great British Railway reforms will (1) lead to a rationalisation of the demands on timetable space, and (2) end speculative bids from franchisees for timetable space.  HL1946
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Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 19 February (HL13296), whether work on producing a cross-addiction strategy has now resumed; and if so, when such a strategy will be published.  HL1947
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Lord Chidgey to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many times since 1 January 2010 (a) the Environment Agency, or (b) any other government agency, was alerted of a possible breach in licensing conditions for water abstraction or discharge in chalk rivers and streams within (i) the Itchen, and (ii) other chalk stream catchments, (2) the dates and locations of such possible breach… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to grant British citizenship to British-Hong Kong Servicemen and their families.  HL1949
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government when a decision will be made about granting British-Hong Kong Servicemen and families British citizenship.  HL1950
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Lord Crisp to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the reason for delaying the decision about granting British-Hong Kong Servicemen and families British citizenship.  HL1951
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the devolved governments about a common approach to the vaccination of people working in care and nursing homes.  HL1952
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the promotion of democracy and human rights in Cuba.  HL1953
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the safety and security of spectators at future major football events.  HL1954
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that (1) doctors, and (2) medical students, in Myanmar have been arbitrarily detained; and what steps they are taking (a) to support any such individuals who are seeking asylum in the UK, and (b) to process any such asylum applications.  HL1955
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will be extending the time to register historic footpaths and rights of way beyond 1 January 2026 to reflect the interruption in this work due to (1) Brexit, and (2) the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL1956
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the Israel Defence Forces have used Ruger semi-automatic rifles against Palestinian protestors in the West Bank.  HL1957
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the United Nations Children and Armed Conflict, published on 6 May; and, in particular their finding of “grave violations against 340 Palestinian and 3 Israeli children” in the West Bank.  HL1958
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the destruction by the Israeli army of the Jenin Al-Tafawk children’s centre.  HL1959
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Israel regarding the circumstances of the death of Mohammed Hassan in the village of Qusra in the West Bank in July; and in particular, the reports that (1) the Israeli army denied medical professionals access to Mr Hassan, and (2) Israeli authorities refused to release his body to… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to conclude a bespoke visa waiver agreement with the EU for the creative sector.  HL1961
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to conclude bilateral agreements with European Union member states on work permit exemptions.  HL1962
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to reduce the adverse impact of the new road haulage rules.  HL1963
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether UK passport holders and their spouses who live in the UK travel red list countries of (1) South Africa, (2) Botswana, or (3) Zambia, and who have both received two coronavirus vaccinations, are able to visit the United Kingdom without the need to go into quarantine.  HL1964
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Berridge on 11 June (HL 660), what assessment they have made of the report School Uniform: Dressing Girls to Fail, published on 5 July; and whether they took into account the finding in that report that uniforms are more expensive for girls than boys when drawing up the statuto… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government whether a child rights impact assessment was carried out for the Nationality and Borders Bill; and if it was, whether it will be published.  HL1966
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports were made to report@phishing.gov.uk for the last period for which records are available.  HL1967
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government, for the last period for which records are available, how many separate incidents the reports made to report@phishing.gov.uk referred to.  HL1968
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government, for the last period for which records are available, what proportion of phishing incidents reported to report@phishing.gov.uk resulted in (1) an email address being successfully blocked, (2) links to malicious websites being removed, or (3) both.  HL1969
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Lord Lucas to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of people in the UK who were (1) successfully, and (2) unsuccessfully, phished in the last period for which records are available.  HL1970
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether (1) they, or (2) the police, are paying for the protection of the Batley Grammar School teacher who has received threats on his life; if so, what is the cost of that protection; and if not, what steps they are taking to ensure his safety.  HL1971
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the threats to the Batley Grammar School teacher; and what steps they are taking to support the police to pursue those making such threats.  HL1972
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment have they made as to when the Batley Grammar School teacher who has been receiving threats to his life will be able to return to normal (1) teaching duties, and (2) family life.  HL1973
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to require depictions of the Prophet Mohammed to be shown to pupils and discussed as part of Religious Studies in the school curriculum; and if they have no such plans, why not.  HL1974
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Lord Pearson of Rannoch to ask Her Majesty's Government how many racially motivated attacks there have been in the Whalley Range area of Blackburn in the last five years; and how many of these were against white people.  HL1975
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to reduce single-use nappy waste as far as possible by 2042, under the 25 Year Environment Plan.  HL1976
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to encourage local authorities to reduce the tonnage of single-use nappies going to (1) landfill, and (2) incineration.  HL1977
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government whether their life cycle assessment of disposable and washable absorbent hygiene products will consider the results of the YouGov survey, published on 2 July, which found that the average age for potty training has increased from 2.5 to 3.5 years old.  HL1978
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the rising age at which children are being fully toilet trained, and (2) the link between this rising age and the increased use of single-use pull-up nappies.  HL1979
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the (1) shortage of HGV drivers, and the (2) agreement to the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, on the delivery of goods from Great Britain to Northern Ireland.  HL1980
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Lord Rogan to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have with the government of Portugal regarding the recognition of proof of vaccine status against COVID-19 issued by the NHS in (1) Northern Ireland, (2) England, (3) Scotland, and (4) Wales.  HL1981
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement of £60 million funding to support 20 museums of which 16 are based in London, what assessment they have made of the need to protect national heritage outside of London.  HL1982
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce tax penalties against tech companies that are slow to remove harmful content.  HL1983
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide more clarity surrounding freeports and how they will be (1) operated, and (2) governed.  HL1984
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that businesses are aware if they have overpaid corporation tax.  HL1985
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide training for school staff on work-based assistive technology; and what assessment they have made of how such technology can support disabled students.  HL1986
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