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Questions for Written Answer for 21 October 2021

Tabled on 20 October and due for answer by 3 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports of the bombing of civilian areas of the Tigrayan city of Mekelle; and what steps they are taking to hold the perpetrators of war crimes to account.  HL3223
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to secure the passage of humanitarian aid and food into Tigray; and what estimate they have made of the number of people now facing famine.  HL3224
Answered
Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 14 October (HL2815), how many (1) regular, and (2) reserve, members of the Armed Forces who hold the rank equivalent to a full corporal or below hold a group C HGV licence; and how many hold a group C + E licence.  HL3225
Answered
Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Goldie on 20 October (HL2896), whether the Ministry of Defence is responsible for the proposed New Shipbuilding Strategy; and if so, will Ministry of Defence have responsibility for any (1) commercial shipbuilding, or (2) repairs for the maritime sector in (a) Cornwall, and (b) any other areas… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impacts of the loss of the subtitling service on Channel 4 on those with hearing loss.  HL3227
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to their response to the consultation on Insolvency and Corporate Governance, published on 26 August 2018, what plans they have to bring forward further measures in addition to the Rating (Coronavirus) Bill and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill regarding (1) group companies, (2) shareholder ste… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women are currently in prison; and how many of these women are on remand.  HL3229 [I]
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Lord Bradley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many women in prison are serving a sentence of (1) 0–1 months, (2) 2–3 months, (3) 4–6 months, (4) 7–12 months, (5) 13–24 months, and (6) over 24 months.  HL3230 [I]
Answered
Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to issue sentencing guidelines to prevent harm to dependent children of those being sentenced, particularly mothers; and what plans they have to table amendments to the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill for that purpose.  HL3231
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the United Arab Emirates about the imprisonment of football coach Billy Hood.  HL3232
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the Northern Ireland Executive in preparation for COP26.  HL3233
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to raise taxes in order to pay for their environmental policies.  HL3234
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made, if any, of the impact of the shortage of lorry drivers on food prices.  HL3235
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they intend to take to reduce ambulance wait times this winter.  HL3236
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they plan to take to de-radicalise terrorist extremists.  HL3237
Answered
Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to meet the long-term need for sustainable numbers of doctors within the NHS.  HL3238
Answered
Lord Naseby to ask Her Majesty's Government why the Professional and Career Development Loans scheme has not been re-opened for HGV drivers.  HL3239
Answered
Lord Patten to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of police practice regarding affording priests and religious ministers access to the (1) dead, or (2) dying, at the scene of a crime.  HL3240
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects on high street businesses of the extensions of Permitted Development Rights to allow the conversion of commercial premises to residential premises on high streets.  HL3241
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that the planning system supports local authorities to contribute to the net zero emissions target.  HL3242
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable local government representatives to conduct business virtually.  HL3243
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with local authorities regarding the impact of the shortage of HGV drivers on refuse collection services.  HL3244
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to reform local government finance.  HL3245
Answered
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to seek locally-led proposals for local government reorganisation.  HL3246
Answered
Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty's Government which debt collecting agencies Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs has ceased to use within the last five years; and what were the reasons in each case.  HL3247
Answered
Lord Rooker to ask Her Majesty's Government which debt collecting agencies the Department for Work and Pensions has ceased to use within the last five years; and what were the reasons in each case.  HL3248
Answered
The Lord Bishop of St Albans to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Forces in Mind Trust report The United Kingdom Armed Forces Veterans' Health and Gambling Study, published on 23 September.  HL3249
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how much each (1) department, and (2) regulatory body, spends on advertising on (a) Google, (b) Facebook, (c) Twitter, and (d) other social media platforms.  HL3250
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) convictions, and (2) criminal penalties, there were for pension scams in each year since 2010.  HL3251
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of the collapse of Archegos Capital Management on regulated and authorised entities by the (1) Financial Conduct Authority, and (2) Prudential Regulation Authority.  HL3252
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial impact of the administration of (1) Greensill Capital (UK) Limited, and (2) Greensill Capital Management Company (UK) Limited, on entities regulated and authorised by the (a) Financial Conduct Authority, and (b) Prudential Regulation Authority.  HL3253
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Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government (1) how many, and (2) which, regulatory bodies are responsible for the criminal prosecution of fraud; how many successful prosecutions for fraud have been secured as a result of actions taken by each of these bodies since 2010; and what penalties have been imposed following each of these prosecutions.  HL3254
Answered
Lord Sikka to ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they provide for defending each of the (1) Crown Dependencies, and (2) British Overseas Territories; and what is the total cost of such resources.  HL3255
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the safety of care home (1) residents, and (2) staff, given recent reports that only 28.8 per cent of residents and 14.1 per cent of staff have had a COVID-19 booster vaccination.  HL3256
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to make masks mandatory (1) on public transport, and (2) in public spaces, as both COVID-19 daily cases and deaths continue to rise.  HL3257
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have (1) to accelerate, and (2) to publish, the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Review.  HL3258
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle racial inequalities in the mental health system.  HL3259
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to impose stronger investor protections where illiquid assets are held in funds.  HL3260
Answered
Baroness Whitaker to ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish correspondence between Harold Wilson and Edward Heath about the Dhofar war which is due to be released this year.  HL3261
Answered
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