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Questions for Written Answer for 10 September 2021

Tabled on 9 September and due for answer by 23 September.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings they have had with the government of China since 12 January at which representatives of the Department for International Trade were present; and what was discussed at each of those meetings.  HL2568
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker whether House of Lords authorities were consulted ahead of the visit of the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the parliamentary estate.  HL2569
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Foreign Secretary had with his Pakistani counterparts during his recent visit to that country regarding the plight of Afghanistan ethnic and religious minorities fleeing through Pakistan, whether the Foreign Secretary asked for assistance in assisting those Afghans to reach safe third countries; and, if s… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government what position they took on motion 69 at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s World Conservation Congress relating to the protection of deep-ocean ecosystems, biodiversity, and a moratorium on seabed mining; and for what reason they adopted that position.  HL2571
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Treasury civil servants working from home; and what assessment they have made should civil servants choose to work from other countries.  HL2572
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to ensure that Taiwan is represented at COP26.  HL2573
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they plan to take to allow Taiwanese representatives to participate in informal gatherings at COP26.  HL2574
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Lord Foulkes of Cumnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of the Scottish Government in respect of their actions in areas reserved under the devolution agreements.  HL2575
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have to provide dedicated funding for restorative justice to provide equal access across the country and avoid discriminating against either (1) offenders, or (2) victims.  HL2576
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of amendment 53 to the Environment Bill at report stage in the House of Lords regarding the diversity of insect life and pollination.  HL2577
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ask the government of Azerbaijan to allow full access to all the parts of (1) Armenia, (2) Nagorno-Karabakh, and (3) Nakhchivan, that officials from UNESCO wish to visit.  HL2578
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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.  HL2579
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of deaths which could be caused by their policy of turning back boats of refugees in the Channel; and what assessment they have made of the implications of this policy for the UK’s international reputation.  HL2580
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the occurrence of patients suffering from Guillain-Barré syndrome following their COVID-19 vaccination; and which vaccines were involved in each case.  HL2581
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of research into young people's views on COVID-19 conducted by the Co-op, The Ghosted Generation, published 9 on September, which found that (1) two-thirds said job competition had increased during the pandemic, and (2) almost one third felt less likely to continue with further education due 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 what plans they have to respond to the recommendation of the Co-op report The Ghosted Generation, published on 9 September, to appoint a Youth Minister.  HL2583
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps (1) NHS England, and (2) NHS Improvement, are taking to implement the commissioning policies for cardiovascular procedures to ensure all vulnerable patients have access to them.  HL2584
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the socio-economic impact of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria on individuals and the NHS.  HL2585
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the numbers of people living with Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria in (1) England, (2) each clinical commissioning group, and (3) each integrated care system.  HL2586
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve GP education on the topics of diagnosis, management, and treatment of Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria.  HL2587
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in England have been notified that they are eligible for a COVID-19 booster vaccine.  HL2588
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what conditions qualify someone in England as vulnerable and thus eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccines; and what are the estimated numbers by each condition.  HL2589
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) when, and (2) by whom, the extremely vulnerable in England were notified that they were eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccines.  HL2590
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government which data sets were used to compile the lists of those eligible for COVID-19 booster vaccines in England; and who is responsible for (1) managing, and (2) updating, the lists of those who are vulnerable.  HL2591
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government how (1) NHS hospitals, and (2) GPs, were consulted on the lists of those deemed clinically extremely vulnerable.  HL2592
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) the ability of (a) under-25s, (b) musicians from less privileged socio-economic backgrounds, and (c) working-class musicians, to tour in the EU under the terms of the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement, and (2) the frequency of such musicians doing so.  HL2593
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government what projections HMRC has made of the number of ATA Carnet applications it will need to process in (1) 2021/22, and (2) 2022/23.  HL2594
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Baroness Merron to ask Her Majesty's Government how many days of visa free and work permit touring is allowed per visit for a musician based in the UK and with UK citizenship, for each of the 19 EU Member States described as allowing visa and work permit free touring.  HL2595
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Lord Robathan to ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any legal or regulatory restriction preventing suppliers from taking back and reusing large plastic sacks that have contained animal feed or fertilizer; and, if so, whether they plan to review this restriction.  HL2596
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether consideration of summer term born children was a factor used in the GCSE and A Level teacher-assessed examinations.  HL2597
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Lord Tunnicliffe to ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil claims against the Ministry of Defence have been rejected so far as a result of Part 2 of the Overseas Operations (Service Personnel and Veterans) Act 2021, since its commencement on 30 June.  HL2598
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent finding by Friends, Families and Travellers, published on 8 July, which found that 74 per cent of GP surgeries breached NHS England guidelines and the Equality Act 2010 in March and April by refusing to register nomadic patients.  HL2599
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Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Future Homes Task Force Delivery Plan to deliver net zero homes.  HL2600
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government what modelling they have conducted on the impact of ending the £20 uplift for Universal Credit on (1) homelessness, (2) poverty, and (3) food bank usage; and what the modelling predicted the impact would be for each issue.  HL2601
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how much homelessness will rise in the worst-case scenario from any modelling they have conducted on the impact of ending the £20 uplift for Universal Credit.  HL2602
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how much poverty will rise in the worst-case scenario from any modelling they have conducted on the impact of ending the £20 uplift for Universal Credit.  HL2603
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of how much food bank usage will rise in the worst-case scenario from any modelling they have conducted on the impact of ending the £20 uplift for Universal Credit.  HL2604
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Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government how many jobs have been created by the Kickstart Scheme in (1) England, and (2) each English region.  HL2605
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Lord Willis of Knaresborough to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to promote consumer confidence in buying online; and what assessment they have made of the performance of delivery companies in this regard.  HL2606
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