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Questions for Written Answer for 28 October 2021

Tabled on 27 October and due for answer by 10 November.

Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Korea Future Initiative Persecuting Faith: Documenting religious freedom violations in North Korea (Volume 2), published on 27 October, particularly the finding that 97 per cent of documented human rights violations were perpetrated by agents of the North Korean state; and w… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government, following the arrest of Kyaw Min Yu in Myanmar on 24 October, what steps, if any, they are taking to secure his (1) well-being, and (2) release.  HL3469
Answered
Lord Alton of Liverpool to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) human rights, and (2) humanitarian, situation in Myanmar.  HL3470
Answered
Baroness Bennett of Manor Castle to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon on 25 October (HL2994), whether the referred to “project on unarmed approaches” is the only such project that has received funding; how much funding this project received; where this project took place; and, if other such projects exist, (1) how much funding t… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text
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Lord Berkeley to ask Her Majesty's Government what support they provide to enable local authorities to improve the quality of their air and reduce pollution through the introduction of Clean Air Zones.  HL3472
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Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prioritise the safe evacuation from Afghanistan of journalists (1) currently, and (2) formerly, employed by the BBC who are at risk as a result of their professional associations.  HL3473
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe is released from detention in Iran.  HL3474
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to either (1) restrict, or (2) ban, gambling advertising on social media.  HL3475
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government what diplomatic steps they are taking to prevent the implementation of a 'go slow' strategy by French officials regarding customs checks on shipments of goods to the UK.  HL3476
Answered
Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Callanan (HL2999) on 26 October, what discussions they have had, if any, with the government of Russia concerning gas supplies.  HL3477
Answered
Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours a week a person under the age of 25 must be in (1) education, (2) employment, or (3) training, to lose their classification as someone Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET).  HL3478
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Baroness Garden of Frognal to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they undertook to decide the minimum (1) education, (2) employment, or (3) training, requirements that mean an individual is not classed as someone Not in Education Employment or Training (NEET).  HL3479
Answered
Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the new graduate work route on the displacement of UK workers.  HL3480
Answered
Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who originally came to the UK on a study visa were later granted limited leave to remain in each of the past five years.  HL3481
Answered
Lord Green of Deddington to ask Her Majesty's Government how many people who originally came to the UK on a study visa were granted settled status under the 10 year long-term residency rule in each of the past five years.  HL3482
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made towards providing superfast broadband to rural areas of (1) Gloucestershire, (2) Wiltshire, (3) Oxfordshire, and (4) Berkshire.  HL3483
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the security implications of outsourcing UK national security infrastructure to non-UK companies.  HL3484
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by UK Music, This is Music 2021, published on 20 October, which showed that live music revenues reduced by 90 per cent in 2020.  HL3485
Answered
Lord Jones of Cheltenham to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to encourage professional musicians (1) to teach music to young people, and (2) to help young people to become music teachers.  HL3486
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ban the sale of peat based compost in the horticulture sector; and if so, when.  HL3487
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to end their use of UK sourced peat-based compost.  HL3488
Answered
Baroness Jones of Whitchurch to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with Forestry England to ensure that peat free composts are used in their growing nurseries.  HL3489
Answered
Lord Laming to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take in response to the report of the Competition and Markets Authority Children’s Social Care Market study, published on 22 October.  HL3490
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for the British peacekeeping force in Mali of the proposed withdrawal of French troops from that country.  HL3491
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of those who died with COVID-19 in each of the last 20 weeks had received no vaccination against the disease.  HL3492
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to begin recording details of all persons departing the UK; and when they intend to implement any such plans.  HL3493
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Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government why Ismail Abedi was not prevented from departing the UK prior to his scheduled appearance at the Manchester Arena Inquiry under a court order.  HL3494
Answered
Lord Marlesford to ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made a recent assessment of the global threat of Islamist terrorism.  HL3495
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s proposed severity modifier being introduced in an “opportunity cost neutral” package.  HL3496
Tabled
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions, if any, they have had with the (1) National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), and (2) NHS England, about the ambition of the NICE Methods Review; and whether the ambition of the review meets the targets of the Life Sciences Vision.  HL3497
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the changes proposed in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence's Methods Review will help deliver on their ambition for the UK to be a global life sciences hub.  HL3498
Answered
Baroness Masham of Ilton to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the contribution the proposed changes to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Methods will make towards improving patient access to medicines.  HL3499
Answered
Lord Mendelsohn to ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (1) planned order quantities, and (2) delivery dates, for the COVID-19 antibody drugs Molnupiravir and Ritonavir; and what is the (a) current, and (b) planned, geographic distribution of Molnupiravir and Ritonavir across England.  HL3500
Tabled
Baroness Randerson to ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (1) adequacy, and (2) capacity, of roads around Sizewell C during construction.  HL3501
Answered
Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how the education of disabled children will be tracked in the National Disability Strategy.  HL3502
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Lord Storey to ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) cadet forces, and (2) combined cadet forces, are available in schools; what is the breakdown of the types of schools that operate such forces; and what is the (a) number of girls involved, and the (b) total number of young people involved.  HL3503
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to provide clearer messaging on the safety of COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant women.  HL3504
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to remove the proposed restrictions on protests from the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.  HL3505
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to include a module on sustainability in every (1) apprenticeship, and (2) T Level course.  HL3506
Answered
Lord Taylor of Warwick to ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct a public inquiry into how the police deal with reports of missing Black people.  HL3507
Answered
Baroness Wilcox of Newport to ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to raise awareness of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021; and what plans they have to work with the White Ribbon charity as part of that work.  HL3508
Answered
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