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Questions for Written Answer for 25 October 2021

Tabled on 22 October and due for answer by 5 November.

Earl Attlee to ask Her Majesty's Government how many prison officers completed at least one shift at (1) Wormwood Scrubs Prison, (2) Wandsworth Prison, (3) Belmarsh Prison, (4) Feltham Young Offender Institution, and (5) Liverpool Prison, between 18 and 25 October; and of these officers, how many were issued with spit kits for collection evidence of assault by using bodily fluid. … Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government how many station platforms are planned at Euston Station within the revised station design for (1) Network Rail Services, and (2) HS2 services.  HL3335
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many female prisoners who are transitioning to male, or who have a gender recognition certificate, are incarcerated in prison units holding male biological sex inmates.  HL3336
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Lord Blencathra to ask Her Majesty's Government how many male prisoners who are transitioning to female, or who have a gender recognition certificate, are incarcerated in prison units holding female biological sex inmates; and what proportion of those prisoners have retained their full male genitalia.  HL3337
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Lord Boateng to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the reduction in Official Development Assistance funding for mine clearing on livelihoods and wellbeing in (1) Sub-Saharan Africa, and (2) the Indo-Pacific region.  HL3338
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the announcement on 11 October by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport regarding "visa-free short-term touring allowed in 20 member states", how many days per year a creative professional can work for without a (1) visa, or (2) work permit, in each of these 20 countries.  HL3339
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings ministers in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs have held about the designation of new CITES ports in 2021; and which organisations these meetings were with.  HL3340
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to publish guidance on how ports can apply for CITES designated status.  HL3341
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government when the minutes of the Specialised Committee on Services, Investment and Digital Trade under the UK–EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement held on 11 October will be published.  HL3342
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The Earl of Clancarty to ask Her Majesty's Government whether the ability of UK creative professionals to undertake work in Europe was discussed under the agenda item ‘Entry and temporary stay of natural persons for business purposes: implementation, transparency and sharing best practice’ at the Specialised Committee on Services, Investment and Digital Trade under the EU–UK Trade… 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 reports of up to 4,000 migrants being arrested in Libya; and what steps they are taking, if any, to either (1) register those migrants as refugees, or (2) repatriate those migrants.  HL3344
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Palestinian Authority about elections for (1) municipal councils, and (2) a legislature.  HL3345
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal by the government of the United States of America to reopen their consulate in East Jerusalem.  HL3346
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Azerbaijan regarding the withdrawal of military forces from the Republic of Armenia, in particular from Syunik and Gegharkunik; and what further discussions they have had regarding releasing all Armenian military and civilians detained in Azerbaijan.  HL3347
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Lord Hylton to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ask the International Committee of the Red Cross to investigate (1) the torture in Azerbaijan of Armenian prisoners, and (2) the killing and wounding of Armenian soldiers and civilians since the ceasefire.  HL3348
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland about illegal puppy breeding and smuggling.  HL3349
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated value per annum of New Zealand lamb that will be imported to the UK as the result of the recent trade deal.  HL3350
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the National Farmers' Union about the impact on UK farmers of the recent trade deal with New Zealand.  HL3351
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Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic impact of the trade deal with New Zealand on the Welsh lamb industry.  HL3352
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Lord Jopling to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord True on 20 October (HL3106), whether they will now answer the question put, namely, what criteria are used in deciding which Ministers are not in receipt of a ministerial salary.  HL3353
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Lord Lee of Trafford to ask Her Majesty's Government how many former prisoners they employ in each government department.  HL3354
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle the problems with the (1) recruitment, and (2) retention, of social care staff.  HL3355
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government whether new antivirals specially designed to tackle COVID-19 will be available from pharmacies in England.  HL3356
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards are included in the trade deal with New Zealand to protect UK (1) lamb, and (2) other agricultural produce.  HL3357
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what further (1) steps they will take, and (2) sanctions they will apply, against social media outlets that fail to protect users from offensive content.  HL3358
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Lord McCrea of Magherafelt and Cookstown to ask Her Majesty's Government what further steps they intend to take to ensure that lifelong learning is available to all, including those with special educational needs.  HL3359
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Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 15 October (HL3031), whether (1) Highways England intend to pursue the infilling of Barcombe Bridge, (2) Highways England have completed design for the infilling, and (3) plans for such infilling are publicly available.  HL3360
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