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Questions for Written Answer for 11 October 2021

Tabled on 4 October and due for answer by 18 October.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the possible threat to the UK of (1) the six Nigerians listed by the government of the United Arab Emirates as “global financiers of terrorism” on 13 September, and (2) the organisations in Nigeria which the government of the United Arab Emirates named as having received funds and armaments f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) regular, and (2) reserve, members of the Armed Forces hold (a) a group C HGV licence, and (b) a group C + E licence.  HL2815
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 September (HL2684), how many HGV drivers with a group C licence but without a Driver CPC are aged between (1) 18 and 40, (2) 41 and 50, (3) 51 and 55, (4) 56 to 60, (5) 61 to 65, (6) 66 to 70, and (7) 71 to 90.  HL2816
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Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 22 September (HL2684), how many HGV drivers with a group C+E licence but without a Driver CPC are aged between (1) 18 and 40, (2) 41 and 50, (3) 51 and 55, (4) 56 to 60, (5) 61 to 65, (6) 66 to 70, and (7) 71 to 90.  HL2817
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Lord Austin of Dudley to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to proscribe Hamas's political wing as a terrorist group following the UK's withdrawal from EU.  HL2818
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include (1) an equivalent to, or (2) a replacement for, the Renewable Heat Incentive for large-scale renewable heat generation in their Heat and Buildings strategy.  HL2819
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to include minima for (1) volume, or (2) price, for geothermal energy in the next Contracts for Difference electricity auction.  HL2820
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Scottish Government's Mission Zero for transport decarbonisation policy; and what plans they have, if any, to implement similar policies.  HL2821
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the Department for Transport Acceleration Unit’s (1) current work programme, (2) staffing number, and (3) annual budget; and what are its achievements to date.  HL2822
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to reduce kilometres travelled by car by 20 per cent by 2030, (2) to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered cars and vans by 2030, (3) to end the sale of fossil fuel HGVs by 2035, and (4) to introduce road user charges.  HL2823
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to decarbonise the rail network by 2035, (2) to shift 25 per cent of freight from road to rail by 2030, and (3) to end the sale of fossil fuel-powered ships and decarbonise existing ships by the mid-2030s.  HL2824
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Lord Blencathra to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), what is the cost of (1) six formal uniforms for the additional Table Clerks, (2) the full uniforms that have already been provided to Table Clerks, (3) creating the PeerHub remote voting system, and (4) converting Committee Rooms 2A and 3A to enable… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Blencathra to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), whether the House has agreed that decisions on Table Clerks' uniform should be made by House staff rather than Members.  HL2826
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Lord Bowness to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Baroness Barran on 13 February (HL605) and 19 July (HL1998), what discussions they have had with the mobile network operators Three, EE and Vodafone about the reintroduction of roaming charges for UK customers in the EU; and what steps they will take to prevent the reintroduction of these charges.  HL2… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money is allocated in the current financial year to the Mode Shift Revenue Support Grant; and what plans they have, if any, to increase this allocation in view of the benefit of reducing demand for lorry drivers and the associated reduction in pollution.  HL2828
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government how much money is allocated in the current financial year to the Freight Facilities Grant; and what assessment they have made as to whether an increase would help relieve the shortage of HGV drivers.  HL2829
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to announce new infill rail electrification schemes ahead of COP26.  HL2830
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Lord Colwyn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all dentists are eligible for free influenza vaccinations.  HL2831
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Lord De Mauley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many serving major generals there are in the Army Reserve, listed by name and post; and how many there will be after implementation of the Integrated Review.  HL2832 [I]
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Baroness Eaton to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ban the flying of the Hamas flag in the UK following its widespread use in demonstrations in 2021.  HL2833
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Baroness Finlay of Llandaff to ask Her Majesty's Government what fiscal steps they are taking to help disabled children, young people and families (1) to recover from missed health and social care services during the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) to access the therapies, care, equipment and health services they need in for their future wellbeing.  HL2834
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), what is the cost of Table Clerks' full uniform; and what cost estimates were obtained from alternative uniform suppliers.  HL2835
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), why the decision to change Table Clerks' uniform was made without a report from the Procedure and Privileges Committee and the agreement of the House, as was the case when the Lord Chancellor's uniform was changed in 1998.  HL2836
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Lord Forsyth of Drumlean to ask the Senior Deputy Speaker,  further to the Written Answer by Lord Gardiner of Kimble on 16 September (HL2734), and the recommendation of the report of the Select Committee on Procedure of the House, Fourth Report from the Select Committee on Procedure of the House, 4th Report, 1997–98 (HL Paper 144) that "there would be no change in the dress worn b… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to ensure travel agents, tour operators and other travel businesses are prioritised for support from the Business Rates relief fund announced on 25 March.  HL2838
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the funding allocated to local authorities under the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme had been spent by 31 July.  HL2839
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to reallocate unspent money from the Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme to support travel agents, tour operators and other travel businesses.  HL2840
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Baroness Goudie to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support educational travel businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  HL2841
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for (1) settled, and (2) pre-settled, status have been granted under the EU Settlement Scheme, broken down by parliamentary constituency.  HL2842
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Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year from 2010 to date, how many UK households there were (1) with a non-UK born household reference person, (2) with a UK-born household reference person, and (3) with a household reference person for whom the country of birth was not known.  HL2843
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to implement the recommendations of the report of the working group on the Regulation of Property Agents, published on 18 July 2019.  HL2844
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what area of ground would need be excavated within the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage site for the construction of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down dual carriageway and tunnel, should planning consent be granted by the Secretary of State.  HL2845
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what area of Crown land would need to be (1) acquired, and (2) compulsorily purchased, within the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage site to enable the construction and operation of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down dual carriageway and tunnel, should planning consent be granted by the Secret… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government how many hectares of National Trust land within the Stonehenge, Avebury and Associated Sites UNESCO World Heritage site would need to be (1) acquired, and (2) compulsorily purchased, to enable the construction and operation of the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down dual carriageway and tunnel, should planning consent be gran… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman recommendations for change at HMP Bronzefield, published on 22 September, will be implemented in a timely fashion.  HL2848
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update Parliament on the progress of implementing the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman recommendations for change at HMP Bronzefield, published on 22 September.  HL2849
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman Independent investigation into the death of Baby A at HMP Bronzefield on 27 September 2019, published on 22 September, what discussions they have had with the Chief Inspector of Prisons.  HL2850
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government whether care costs that are met at present by the nursing cost allowance will count towards the new £86,000 cost cap for personal care.  HL2851
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government, for each year from 2014, how many people used deferred payment schemes that enable older people to avoid selling their houses to pay for care.  HL2852
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Lord Lipsey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many older people will benefit from the new cap on personal care payments for each year from 2023–24 to 2029–30.  HL2853
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to support (1) people living with stage 5 kidney disease, and (2) severely immunosuppressed people in the workplace, given recently published data show these groups are not adequately protected following two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.  HL2854
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk associated with severely immunosuppressed people, including kidney transplant patients, returning to the workplace; and whether specific advice and workplace support will be provided to this group.  HL2855
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what information and guidance they will provide to employers on how best to protect people who are severely immunosuppressed and may not mount an adequate immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine.  HL2856
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the type of vaccine to be used for the third COVID-19 vaccination for patients who are immunosuppressed will (1) be decided by the doctors treating the patient, or (2) be decided by those administering doses at clinics.  HL2857
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) existing stock levels, (2) planned order quantities, and (3) delivery dates, for the COVID-19 antibody drug Ronapreve; and what is the (a) current, and (b) planned, geographic distribution of Ronapreve across England.  HL2858
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Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement that a third COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to people who are immunosuppressed, what guidance has been issued regarding (1) the type of vaccine to be used, and (2) dosage.  HL2859
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to abolish the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership; if they have such plans, to which body the Partnership's responsibilities would be transferred; and where it would be based.  HL2860
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Lord Myners to ask Her Majesty's Government what quantitative measure or measures they will use to determine the success of their levelling up policies.  HL2861
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Baroness Parminter to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Eating Disorders report Breaking the Cycle: an inquiry into eating disorder research funding in the UK, published on 15 September.  HL2862
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government how many instances of nutritional anaemia in children have been treated in paediatric units in hospitals in England in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020.  HL2863
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce specific policies that will reduce the occurrence of nutritional anaemia in children.  HL2864
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government how many children with nutritional anaemia were treated in each of the English NHS regions in (1) 2019, and (2) 2020.  HL2865
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Local Government Boundary Commission for England is required to propose new ward boundaries for the three new designated unitary authorities in North Yorkshire, Cumbria, and Somerset.  HL2866
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Baroness Pinnock to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the share of contributions between (1) landlord, and (2) tenant, owners in a shared leasehold ownership scheme to the costs arising from cladding removal and fire safety improvements.  HL2867
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many insurance payouts are made annually from the cyber liability insurance scheme.  HL2868
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations are certified under the Cyber Essentials or Cyber Essentials Plus schemes.  HL2869
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what cyber security precautions organisations are required to take when selling software or providing software as a service to the Government.  HL2870
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what process they followed to partner with Greater Good Global to resettle Afghan translators.  HL2871
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (1) how HGV drivers’ average earnings in the UK compare to those in the rest of Europe, and (2) how many European HGV drivers are likely to apply to the temporary visa scheme to work in the UK; and what steps they are taking to incentivise take-up of the scheme.  HL2872
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Lord Roberts of Llandudno to ask Her Majesty's Government what impact assessment they carried out ahead of the cessation of the Universal Credit uplift on 6 October.  HL2873
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the remarks by Earl Howe on 6 February 2019 (HL Deb, col 410GC), what was the outcome of the consultation on the .50 calibre rifles; and what plans they have, if any, to ban such rifles.  HL2874
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Lord Robertson of Port Ellen to ask Her Majesty's Government what departmental support they provide to the COP26 President, Alok Sharma MP.  HL2875
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Antivirals Taskforce has taken to identify suitable treatments for patients who have been exposed to COVID-19.  HL2876
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for product assessment the Antivirals Taskforce has received.  HL2877
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The Earl of Shrewsbury to ask Her Majesty's Government, following reports of people drinking alcohol-based hand sanitiser, what plans they have to withdraw those products from schools and replace them with effective alternatives.  HL2878
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Lord Singh of Wimbledon to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the collapse of the case against Piara Singh Gill, Amritivir Singh Wahiwala and Gursharanvir Singh Wahiwala, why they certified an extradition request from the Indian authorities for these individuals.  HL2879
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the voter identification pilot schemes, what estimate they have made of the number of people who could be turned away from polling stations in a General Election.  HL2880
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government whether returning officers will be required to retain data on the number of people who are turned away from polling stations because they do not have appropriate photographic voter ID and who (1) subsequently return with such ID, or (2) do not return to vote.  HL2881
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Lord Tyler to ask Her Majesty's Government what upper limit will be set for the highest acceptable number of people turned away from polling stations because of a lack of appropriate photographic voter ID.  HL2882
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the agreement with Australia to cooperate on building Type 26 and Hunter class frigates has been amended since it was signed.  HL2883
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the difficulties associated with incorporating Australian radar systems and United States combat systems into the Hunter class frigates that the UK and Australia are designing and building have been resolved.  HL2884
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise the subject of global overpopulation at COP26; and what proposals they have to address it.  HL2885
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to supply the Royal Navy with (1) surface-to-surface, and (2) land attack, missiles to (a) Type 45 destroyers, (b) Type 26 frigates, and (c) follow-on ships.  HL2886
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to enhance the (1) armament, and (2) defensive, capability of the Royal Navy's Forth class offshore patrol vessels.  HL2887
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to stripping laid-up (1) Hunt class, and (2) Sandown class, Mine Counter Measure Vessels and using them as patrol vessels in UK waters.  HL2888
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