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Questions for Written Answer for 9 September 2021

Tabled on 8 September and due for answer by 22 September.

Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government what the average waiting time was on 1 August for those who had submitted paper applications to the DVLA for the renewal of their driving licences.  HL2525
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the availability of mental health care, following the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2526
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide vaccinations against COVID-19 during the winter 2021–22.  HL2527
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Myanmar to promote a right to citizenship in Myanmar for (1) Rohingya Muslims, and (2) other religious minorities in Myanmar.  HL2528
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the lessons that can be learned from the Genocide of 1995 in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and what steps they are taking to ensure there is adherence to the Dayton Accords.  HL2529
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to encourage people back onto public transport after the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2530
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities regarding achieving net zero by 2050.  HL2531
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the funding to be allocated to the devolved administrations deriving from the health and social care levy may only be spent by those administrations for the purpose of (1) health, and (2) social care.  HL2532
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with NATO member states in relation to preventing Afghanistan becoming a base for terrorist training camps.  HL2533
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the devolved administrations before their announcement of the one-year suspension of the "triple lock" on state pension payment increases.  HL2534
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government which countries neighbouring Afghanistan are in receipt of the £30 million of humanitarian aid announced by the Foreign Secretary on 3 September.  HL2535
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Lord Dodds of Duncairn to ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of their discussions with the government of Pakistan regarding safe passage for Afghan and other citizens crossing the border.  HL2536
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Baroness D'Souza to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they received regarding facilitating the safe passage to the UK of Fawzia Koofi, a former Deputy Speaker in the Parliament of Afghanistan; whether they responded to any such communications; if not, why not; and what assessment they have made of the possibility of offering Fawzia Koofi safe passage.  HL2537
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Baroness D'Souza to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to develop, and (2) to build support for, a regional counter-terrorism programme in Central Asia; from where they will seek to build support for any such programme; and what assessment they have made of their ability to build any such support in the absence of cooperation with the Taliban to counter internat… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of the OSCE Minsk Group in identifying peaceful solutions to the dispute between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh; and what plans they have to consider alternative mechanisms for seeking a peaceful resolution.  HL2539
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of House of Lords report stage amendment 53 to the Environment Bill, which would insert a clause on the protection of pollinators from pesticides.  HL2540
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost savings that will be achieved through the suspension of the "triple lock" on state pension payment increases.  HL2541
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether any substance which is considered to be hazardous to (1) pollinator populations, (2) aquatic life, (3) animals, or (4) humans, is being used in the construction of the Chilterns Tunnel as part of the HS2 development.  HL2542
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to produce an equivalent list to the EU Restricted Substance List for the UK.  HL2543
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Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand the role of the Veterans Advisory and Pension Committees.  HL2544
Answered
Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia, if any, regarding the displacement of villagers in West Papua; and what response they received.  HL2545
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Lord Lexden to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Indonesia in support of a visit to West Papua by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights; and what response they have received.  HL2546
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the extra money for social care announced on 7 September will go to pay for (1) the cap, and (2) the revised means test; and how much will go to improving care provision for those in need.  HL2547
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Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide additional resources to schools for addressing mental health issues experienced by young people during the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2548
Answered
Lord McNicol of West Kilbride to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish the results of their call for evidence on loot boxes in video games, which closed on 22 November 2020.  HL2549
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Baroness Meyer to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Programme for International Student Assessment global ranking in Mathematics from 2019 showing British teenagers in 18th place, what plans, if any, they have to support students to reach the top ten  HL2550
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Lord Moylan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, if any, to the government of Zimbabwe about the detention of Makomborero Haruzivishe  HL2551
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to instruct Train Operating Companies to restore services and facilities (1) cut, or (2) reduced, during the COVID-19 pandemic, to reflect the increasing numbers of passengers using the remaining services; and when they intend to issue any such instructions.  HL2552
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reasons for abolishing the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise; what assessment they have made of its ability to demonstrate its worth during the COVID-19 pandemic; and, in any such assessment, whether they considered that more time may be needed for it to demonstrate its worth given the circumstances of… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that (1) the Civil Aviation Authority, and (2) the Department for Transport, will be able to exercise independent judgement in relation to the functions they are scheduled to assume from the Independent Commission on Civil Aviation Noise.  HL2554
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost of ending the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.  HL2555
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk that industrial-scale deep seabed mining will (1) damage ocean ecosystems, and (2) lead to permanent biodiversity loss.  HL2556
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to give struggling companies the option to convert emergency bounce back loans into Employee Ownership Trusts to support their post-pandemic recovery process.  HL2557
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform the apprenticeship levy and use part of the levy funds to support pre-apprenticeship programmes to help young people at school build confidence.  HL2558
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide more special educational needs and disability (SEND) support to schools.  HL2559
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to expand Free School Meal eligibility (1) to all children aged seven to 18 in households earning £20,000 per annum or less after benefits, and (2) to children that are undocumented or living in households as part of the no recourse to public funds immigration system.  HL2560
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what UK military equipment was abandoned in Afghanistan after the withdrawal.  HL2561
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether HMS Vanguard's Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)) has been completed;  and if not, when it will be completed.  HL2562
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what the cost of HMS Vanguard's Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)) is.  HL2563
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when the next ballistic missile submarine will enter its Long Overhaul Period and Refuel (LOP(R)).  HL2564
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what the new planned acceptance date is for HMS Dreadnought.  HL2565
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to place the order for the three new Fleet Solid Support ships.  HL2566
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the importance of home parcel deliveries during the last 18 months to the health and well-being of the UK; what conclusions, if any, they have drawn from any such assessment; and what plans they have to further regulate home parcel deliveries to protect the public interest.  HL2567
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