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Questions for Written Answer for 19 October 2021

Tabled on 18 October and due for answer by 1 November.

Lord Alderdice to ask Her Majesty's Government how many military armoured vehicle 'rollovers' have taken place which resulted in (1) death, or (2) serious injury, in each of the last 10 years.  HL3132
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government why people hiring an e-scooter are required to have a valid driving licence for a motor vehicle.  HL3133
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government why people hiring an e-scooter are required to show (1) a passport, or (2) other approved identity, when this is not a requirement for those hiring electric cycles.  HL3134
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the difference between (1) the locations where e-scooters are permitted to be ridden, and (2) locations where electric or non-electric cycles are allowed to be ridden.  HL3135
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cyclists who do not have a vehicle driving licence participate in e-scooter trials.  HL3136
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Lord Birt to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Kamall on 29 September (HL2638), what assessment they have made of the higher hospitalisations and fatalities relating to COVID-19 recorded in England, compared to those reported in other Western European countries; and what were the main conclusions of any such assessment.  HL3137
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made with the development of the eight freeports designated in the March 2021 Budget.  HL3138
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to facilitate COVID-19 vaccinations for school age children.  HL3139
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of school days missed in England since the start of the school year as a result of COVID-19 absence; and what steps they intend to take to assist pupils who have missed school.  HL3140
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of how delays in Royal Mail's postal delivery service impact the economy; and what steps are they taking to address any adverse impacts resulting from such delays.  HL3141
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 12 October (HL2828), how much of the £20 million allocated to the mode shift freight grant schemes has been (1) allocated, and (2) allocated and spent; how many grant applications have been turned down; and what plans they have, if any, to increase the grant allocation in f… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradshaw to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to re-instate the Freight Facilities Grant in England to help reduce heavy goods road traffic.  HL3143
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for the Climate Diplomacy Fund.  HL3144
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government which projects are supported by the Climate Diplomacy Fund.  HL3145
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Lord Collins of Highbury to ask Her Majesty's Government which companies have received funds from the Climate Diplomacy Fund.  HL3146
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Baroness Deech to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the appointment of Ahmad Vahidi as Minister of the Interior in the government of Iran.  HL3147
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of COVID-19 there have been at Napier Barracks since April.  HL3148
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The Lord Bishop of Durham to ask Her Majesty's Government whether all residents at Napier Barracks have been offered a COVID-19 vaccination.  HL3149
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Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many continuity trade agreements have been found to contain drafting errors after ratification; (2) which of those errors involve provisions that are no longer applicable to the UK now it has left the EU; and (3) what are the titles of the agreements affected by drafting errors.  HL3150
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Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what drafting errors have been found in the continuity trade agreement with Ukraine; and what are the implications of those errors.  HL3151
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Lord Grantchester to ask Her Majesty's Government what countries the UK has launched new trade negotiations with after (1) problems, and (2) drafting errors, have been found in continuity trade agreements.  HL3152
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Institute of Alcohol Studies report Alcohol marketing during the 2020 Six Nations Championship: A frequency analysis, published in September, what plans they have to protect children and vulnerable populations from exposure to alcohol marketing (1) during sporting events, (2) on television and online,… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the potential benefits of restricting alcohol marketing to reduce alcohol-related harm.  HL3154
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Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of alcohol marketing on alcohol consumption.  HL3155
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Turkey is using chemical weapons in northern Iraq.  HL3156
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Baroness Hodgson of Abinger to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are currently granting licences for arms exports to Turkey; and what plans they have, if any, to suspend the issue of new licences.  HL3157
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 17 March (HL14040), what assessment they have made as to whether the fall in the price of Liothyronine (T3) is related to increased competition from marketing authorisations granted since 2016.  HL3158
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 17 March (HL14040), what plans they have to encourage further marketing authorisations for Liothyronine (T3).  HL3159
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Bethell on 17 March (HL14040), what assessment they have made of the reduction in cost of Liothyronine (T3) in the UK, compared to the cost of the medication in other parts of Europe.  HL3160
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Lord Hunt of Kings Heath to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to discuss with NHS England their support for the NHS Rainbow Badge Project, further to the latter's use of the term Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF) on a recent social media post; and whether NHS England's contracts with the NHS Rainbow Project cover the use of offensive terms.  HL316… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that all HM Prisons provide a weekly chapel service.  HL3162
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government whether those with an incomplete record of National Insurance contributions will in future have full access to social support and care.  HL3163
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the proposed reforms to adult social care announced in September, what steps they are taking to ensure that as many people as possible can remain in their own homes for as long as reasonably possible.  HL3164
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to review the proposed split of funds between the NHS and social care, as set out in Build Back Better: our plan for health and social care, published in September.  HL3165
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government how they calculated the allocation of £5.4 billion extra funding for social care, announced in Build Back Better: our plan for health and social care in September; and what proportion has been allocated for basic training for care workers.  HL3166
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding reported failures by the Israeli army to report the use of firearms by settlers against unarmed Palestinians.  HL3167
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to protect Palestinians' access to water in the West Bank.  HL3168
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Detainees and Ex-Detainees' Affairs Commission findings of 15 September that two thirds of the Palestinian detainees in the Etzion settlement bloc in Bethlehem are minors.  HL3169
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Baroness Janke to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that Israeli soldiers injured several nonviolent protesters and journalists south of Hebron on 17 September.  HL3170
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Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 12 October (HL2847), what area of inalienable land vested in the National Trust following a national appeal for public subscriptions in 1927 would need to be acquired for constructing and operating the A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down dual carriageway and tunne… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the report commissioned from NatCen on the uses of health and disability benefits; why it has not yet been published; and whether non-publication is consistent with the Publication Protocol for Government Social Research.  HL3172
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Baroness Lister of Burtersett to ask Her Majesty's Government why the research commissioned from NatCen on the uses of health and disability benefits was not referenced in the Shaping future support: the health and disability green paper, published on 20 July.  HL3173
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Lord McKenzie of Luton to ask Her Majesty's Government what support and funding they are providing for research into respiratory diseases.  HL3174
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to tackle the backlogs in (1) respiratory care, (2) respiratory diagnosis, and (3) referrals for urgent care for people with lung conditions.  HL3175
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Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government how many community diagnostic hubs per million people they intend to introduce; and how they intend to ensure that respiratory diagnostic tests will be a core part of their function in all instances.  HL3176
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Lord Mountevans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the challenges faced by environmental defenders in (1) Colombia, and (2) other Latin American countries; and what guidance is available to British companies involved in sensitive sectors, such as mining.  HL3177
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the temporary expansion in 2021/21 of eligibility for the free seasonal flu vaccination on the uptake of the flu vaccination among 50–64 year olds that were not in a clinical risk group.  HL3178
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to inform, and (2) to encourage, individuals over the age of 50 to take up the free NHS flu vaccine.  HL3179
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invest in the life sciences sector to support the UK's preparedness against (1) the impacts of season flu, and (2) an influenza pandemic.  HL3180
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the 2013 UK Strategy for Rare Diseases.  HL3181
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Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to allocate more financial resources for the implementation of the 2013 UK Strategy for Rare Diseases.  HL3182
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding an attack by Israeli settlers on Palestinian homes in Khirbet al-Mufaqarah on 28 September.  HL3183
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the renewal of a plan to construct a new settlement of up to 2,600 housing units in East Jerusalem.  HL3184
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Baroness Sheehan to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Israel regarding the killing of a sixteen-year-old Palestinian in Beit Jala on 14 October.  HL3185
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow 12–15 year olds to attend COVID-19 vaccination centres.  HL3186
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that software providers for businesses participating in the Making Tax Digital programme do not pursue unfair profit-seeking behaviour.  HL3187
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce an insulate homes scheme to help deliver their commitment to cutting carbon emissions.  HL3188
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Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to invest in early intervention for psychosis.  HL3189
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Viscount Waverley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many Afghan interpreters were evacuated during Operation Pitting.  HL3190
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total number of COVID-19 deaths in England since 1 July; and how many of those deaths were people who were either (1) unvaccinated, or (2) had underlying health conditions.  HL3191
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Lord West of Spithead to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the reply by Baroness Goldie on 14 October (HL Deb, cols 1915–18), when the last of the eight planned Type 26 frigates will be accepted by the Royal Navy.  HL3192
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